HR Management & Compliance

News Notes: Republicans Maneuver To Stop Use Of Undercover Employment Testers

Republicans in Congress have said they will support a budget increase for the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission—but there’s a catch. They’re demanding that the agency promise to stop using undercover “testers” who pose as job applicants for the sole purpose of scoping out whether your hiring practices are legal. The lawmakers also want to see improvements in the investigative and intake procedures used at the EEOC, and a significant reduction in the agency’s case backlog. The EEOC recently announced that it is expanding its use of undercover testers, but it may be willing to change its plans in exchange for the much-needed budget increase.