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Dealing with Employees Charged with a Crime

July 27, 2017


Event: Webinar with Clear law Institute

Title: Dealing with Employees Charged with a Crime

Date/Time: Thursday, July 27, 2017, at 3:00 PM ET

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


When an employee is arrested for a serious crime, an employer is pulled in multiple directions. On one hand, an employer does not want to overreact, violate an employee’s privacy, violate state or federal law or engage in discrimination.  Conversely, an employer has an obligation to exercise due diligence which can include protecting co-workers or other potential victims as well as the business.

This webinar will cover a variety of issues associated with handling an arrest of an employee. Upon completion of the course, you’ll be able to:

  • List an employer’s options when an employee or a temporary worker is arrested.
  • Understand federal and state laws impacting privacy, termination or leaves pending resolution of the case.
  • Describe the EEOC’s position on the use of arrests and criminal matters and why an “Individualized Assessment” is critical before any final decision.
  • Describe how to get additional facts and how much weight to give to the arrested employee’s account of events.
  • Learn the basics of the criminal justice system in order to understand the magnitude of an offense and associated resolution time.
  • Understand options for employers while the matter is being resolved in court.
  • Explore policies and procedures an employer can have in place.
  • Describe how a solid background-screening program may help present workplace disruption.

CLE Credit: Attorneys can earn CLE credit for this course.

HRCI & SHRM Credit: Participants can earn up to 1.25 General HRCI credits and 1.25 SHRM PDCs.

About the Presenter

Lester Rosen is founder and CEO of Employment Screening Resources, a nationwide background check firm. Mr. Rosen is the author of “The Safe Hiring Manual,” the first comprehensive guide to background checks. Mr. Rosen is a frequent speaker at national and statewide conferences on background check issues. He is a graduate of University of California at Davis School of Law.

Credit Types: CLE  (General, Law & Legal Procedure (WA), HRCI-General, SHRM,

Topics: Law (In-House Counsel, Labor & Employment Law), HR (Labor & Employment Law)

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