Matthew Goodin Quoted in “Proposed Criminal-Record Rules in California Raise Challenges for Employers”

SHRM.org

Matthew A. Goodin, a Senior Attorney in the Employment, Labor & Workforce Management practice, in the firm’s San Francisco office, was quoted in SHRM.org, in "Proposed Criminal-Record Rules in California Raise Challenges for Employers," by Lisa Nagele-Piazza.

Following is an excerpt:

In April 2012, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued guidance on how employers can use criminal records in employment decisions.

The proposed California regulations "essentially mirror EEOC regulations and prohibit the consideration of criminal backgrounds in employment decisions if doing so would create an adverse impact on an individual within a protected group, unless the employer can demonstrate that considering the criminal history is job-related and consistent with business necessity," Goodin explained.