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Despite recent EEOC loss, employers must be cautious with criminal background and credit screenings

Despite recent EEOC loss, employers must be cautious with criminal background and credit screenings

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit recently upheld a district court’s grant of summary judgment dismissing a U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) legal action contending that a company’s policy of using criminal background and credit history checks in its hiring process disproportionately excluded African American applicants. ... Read More »

U.S. Attorney General Holder gives federal prosecutors 90 days to hold individuals accountable for the financial crisis

U.S. Attorney General Holder gives federal prosecutors 90 days to hold individuals accountable for the financial crisis

In a public appearance at the National Press Club yesterday, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said that he has given federal prosecutors a 90-day deadline to evaluate whether they can bring civil or criminal cases against any individuals for their role in the 2008 financial crisis. Holder stated that federal prosecutors ... Read More »

Supervision on bankers: banker’s oath and disciplinary law versus civil law

Supervision on bankers: banker’s oath and disciplinary law versus civil law

Additional supervision on the financial sector Various media recently reported on negative advice from the Council of State from 3 September 2014 in relation to a legislative proposal from the Minister of Finance, Jeroen Dijsselbloem. The minister’s proposal to (legally) impose disciplinary law on the financial sector was rejected by ... Read More »

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