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Dealing with the New EEOC Criminal Guidance

HR.com Virtual Conference Webcast

January 16, 2013


URL: http://www.hr.com/en?t=/contentManager/onStory&StoryID=1355511089428

Topic: Dealing with the New EEOC Criminal Guidance

Date: Wednesday, January 16, 2013 at 11:00 - 12:00 PM ET

Presenter: Brad Landin, President of Employment Screening Resources (ESR)

Register for the Virtual Conference to obtain schedule and webcast registration information: http://www.hr.com/en?t=/contentManager/onStory&StoryID=1355511089428

Description:

It has been nearly 10 months since the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued its new April 25, 2012 criminal record guidance, and the world has not fallen apart. Human Resources professionals, employers, background screening firms, and attorneys are adjusting to the new reality. It is clear that this this Guidance will have a profound impact on how employers in America hire. Less clear is just how the impact will occur.

In this webinar, employment screening compliance expert Brad Landin will focus on how employer can comply with the updated EEOC “Enforcement Guidance on the Consideration of Arrest and Conviction Records in Employment Decisions Under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.” The webinar will go beyond simply repeating the EEOC Guidance language and give “real world” examples and suggestions on what employers should do now to remain in compliance while performing criminal background checks. Topics covered in the webinar include:

  • Longstanding court decisions and existing EEOC Guidance documents
  • Employment discrimination based on race and national origin, criminal records, and employer practices
  • The differences between arrest and conviction records
  • Disparate treatment and disparate impact analysis under Title VII
  • Employer defenses the EEOC believes meet the “job related and consistent with business necessity” standard
  • Compliance with other federal laws and/or regulations that conflict with Title VI
  • State and local laws or regulations preempted by Title VII
  • EEOC Guidance best practices for employers
  • Option for handling questions about post criminal records
  • Criticisms of the new EEOC Guidance
  • The Good, the Maybe and the Nearly Impossible stemming from the new Guidance\
  • What should employers do now?

Who Should Participate:

All HR Professionals who are involved in recruiting

What You Will Learn:

By the end of the webinar, Human Resources professionals and employers will have an action plan to move towards compliance.

  • EEOC Guidance best practices for employers
  • Option for handling questions about post criminal records
  • Criticisms of the new EEOC Guidance
  • The Good, the Maybe and the Nearly Impossible stemming from the new Guidance
  • What should employers do now?

Speaker Bio:

Brad Landin joined the Employment Screening Resources (ESR) management team in April of 2011 and assumed the role of President in September of 2011. He is responsible for all aspects of the company's strategy, operations, and finances. He brings over 30 years of management experience in both the private and public sectors and 20 years of experience in regulated industry compliance matters to ESR. Landin has worked in the screening industry since 1999 and has extensive experience in background screening operations, as well as legal compliance. He is an active participant in NAPBS, the background screening industry trade association, including a role in their lobbying efforts at the federal and state levels.


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