Attorney Lester Rosen, founder and CEO of Employment Screening Resources (ESR) and author of the updated second edition of ‘The Safe Hiring Manual,’ will present a webinar, ‘Practical Steps Employers Can Take to Comply with the New EEOC Criminal Guidance,’ at the Institute for Human Resources (IHR) Quality of Hire Virtual Event on Thursday, September 27, 2012 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM ET. To register for the webinar, which will help HR Professionals understand U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) Guidance on the use of criminal records, visit: http://www.esrcheck.com/Newsletter/ESR-Speaks/Practical-Steps-Employers-Can-Take-to-Comply-with-the-New-EEOC-Criminal-Guidance-147/.
On April 25, 2012, the EEOC – the agency that enforces federal laws prohibiting employment discrimination – voted to approve updated Enforcement Guidance on the Consideration of Arrest and Conviction Records in Employment Decisions Under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. In the webinar, Rosen 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 hour long 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.
- Options for handling questions about post criminal records.
- Criticisms of the new EEOC Guidance.
- ‘The Good, the Maybe Good, and the Impossible’ stemming from the new Guidance.
- What should employers do now?
In September 2012, Employment Screening Resources (ESR) released a new whitepaper written by Rosen, ‘Practical Steps Employers Can Take to Comply with New EEOC Criminal Record Guidance.’ The complimentary whitepaper is currently undergoing a controlled release and is available to employers by emailing EEOCwhitepaper@esrcheck.com. Rosen also recently completed an updated second edition of his comprehensive book on background checks, ‘The Safe Hiring Manual,’ that will be published in October 2012. For more information, visit http://www.esrcheck.com/SafeHiringManual.php.
The Institute for Human Resources (IHR) is the certification and accreditation process arm of HR.com. The IHR Quality of Hire Virtual Event takes place September 26 and 27, 2012. For information about pre-employment background checks for a Safe Hiring Program, visit Employment Screening Resources (ESR) – ‘The Background Check Authority’ and a nationwide background screening firm accredited by The National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS®) – at http://www.esrcheck.com, call Toll Free 888.999.4474, or email email@example.com.
About Employment Screening Resources (ESR):
Founded by safe hiring expert Attorney Les Rosen in 1997, Employment Screening Resources (ESR) – ‘The Background Check AuthoritySM’– provides accurate and actionable information that empowers employers to make informed hiring decisions for the benefit of their organizations, employees, and the public. CEO Rosen literally wrote the book on background checks with “The Safe Hiring Manual” and ESR is accredited by The National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS), a distinction held by a small percent of screening firms. Employers choosing ESR know they have selected an agency meeting the highest industry standards. To learn more, visit http://www.esrcheck.com, call 888.999.4474, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
About ESR News:
The Employment Screening Resources (ESR) News blog – ESR News – provides employment screening information for employers, recruiters, and jobseekers on a variety of topics including credit reports, criminal records, data privacy, discrimination, E-Verify, jobs reports, legal updates, negligent hiring, workplace violence, and use of search engines and social network sites for background checks. For more information about ESR News or to send comments or questions, please email ESR News Editor Thomas Ahearn at email@example.com.