Texas fires back at fed’s criminal hiring efforts

December 25, 2015– EEOC guidance transforms hiring practices: The top federal agency that enforces civil rights laws against workplace discrimination is taking a hard line against companies that refuse to hire felons but Texas continues to fight to overturn the new employment rules.

The U.S Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has filed multi-million lawsuits against companies that refuse to play by the 2012 rules that ended up rewriting the hiring book for every employer in the nation and Texas wants no part of it.

“The EEOC has overstepped its authority in trying to preempt Texas law, and we will continue to defend state sovereignty against this federal overreach,” the Texas attorney general’s office told American Media Institute.

Read article on EEOC criminal hiring in Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

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