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Representative Walberg Introduces Criminal Background Checks Legislation

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On January 17th, the Certainty in Enforcement Act of 2015 (H.R. 548) was introduced by House Subcommittee on Workforce Protections Chairman Walberg (R-MN-07). The bill provides that if an employer is required by federal, state, or local law to consider or use credit or criminal checks then the consideration or use of such records is job related or consistent with business necessity under the equal employment opportunity requirements in the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Additionally, the bill states that when required by law, the use of credit or criminal checks shall not be the basis of liability under any theory of disparate impact. Currently, there is no Senate companion bill. IPMA – HR sent a letter to the House Subcommittee on Workforce Protections expressing our support for H.R. 548.