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The Use of Criminal Records in Hiring the EEOC and Best Practices

Avant resources Webinar

November 06, 2013


Title: Proper Use of Criminal Records When Hiring - Best Practices for Complying with the EEOC's New Enforcement Guidelines

Date/Time: Wednesday, November 6 at 3:00pm ET | (2:00pm CT, 1:00pm MT, 12:00pm PT)

Speaker: Attorney Lester Rosen, Founder & CEO of Employment Screening Resouces (ESR)

Duration: 60 minutes

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the agency that enforces federal laws prohibiting employment discrimination, approved on April 25, 2012 an updated Enforcement Guidance on the Consideration of Arrest and Conviction Records in Employment Decisions Under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. This Guidance may well have a profound impact on how employers in America hire.
In this 60-minute webinar, Attorney and safe hiring expert Lester Rosen, Founder and CEO of Employment Screening Resources (ESR), will present a webinar that will go beyond simply repeating the EEOC Guidance language and will give "real world' examples and suggestions on what employers should do now to remain in compliance while performing criminal background checks.
There are steps and tools that employers can implement immediately at no cost to demonstrate good faith compliance. At the end of this webinar, you will have a road map for action items you can implement immediately to demonstrate legal compliance.

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 Challenging stemming from the new EEOC Guidance
  • What should employers do now?

Webinar Benefits:

  • 1.0 HRCI-approved hour
  • Question and Answer Session
  • Copy of Webinar Handouts

Presenter: Lester S. Rosen

Lester S. Rosen is an attorney at law and CEO of Employment Screening Resources, a national background screening company located in California that has been accredited by the National Association of Professional Background Screeners. He is the author of "The Safe Hiring Manual - The Complete Guide to Employment Screening Background Checks for Employers, Recruiters and Jobseekers," the first comprehensive book on employment screening. He has also written "The Safe Hiring Audit," published in 2008. He is also a consultant, writer and frequent presenter nationwide on pre-employment screening and safe hiring issues. He has qualified and testified in the California, Florida and Arkansas Superior Courts as an expert witness on issues surrounding safe hiring and due diligence. His speaking appearances have included numerous national and statewide conferences.    

This program has been pre-approved for 1.0 hour of General recertification units through the HR Certification Institute. Use of the seal is not an endorsement by the HR Certification Institute of the quality of the program. It means that this program has met the HR Certification Institute's criteria to be pre-approved for recertification credit.   

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