The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) today issued an updated Enforcement Guidance on employer use of arrest and conviction records in employment decisions under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended. The commission today voted 4-1 to approve the guidance document, and issued a question-and-answer (Q&A) document about the guidance. "The new guidance clarifies and updates the EEOC's longstanding policy concerning the use of arrest and conviction records in employment, which will assist job seekers, employees, employers, and many other agency stakeholders," EEOC Chair Jacqueline Berrien said in a release. The guidance and Q&A document will be available on the EEOC's website at www.eeoc.gov.