The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has outlined six priorities in its new Strategic Enforcement Plan, and employers may need to revisit their HR policies to avoid litigation.

"The EEOC is taking the view that they have limited funds, so they're going to try to be more strategic and more integrated between offices and almost have a national law enforcement sort of model so they can deploy their resources more effectively," says Barry Hartstein, a shareholder in the Chicago office of law firm Littler Mendelson, and co-chair of its hiring and background check practice.

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