Safe Hiring Expert Explains How to Comply with EEOC Criminal Record Guidance on February 12

To help employers understand the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) position on background checks, Attorney and safe hiring expert Lester Rosen, Founder and CEO Employment Screening Resources® (ESR), will present an audio conference with HRTrainingCenter.com titled ‘Complying With the New EEOC Criminal Record Guidance.’ This program takes place on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Eastern Time and has been approved for 1.5 PHR/SPHR recertification credit hours through the HR Certification Institute. For more information, please visit http://hrtrainingcenter.com/showWCDetails.asp?TCID=1013106.

“The EEOC Guidance on criminal background checks may well have a profound impact on how employers in America hire,” explains Rosen, author of ‘The Safe Hiring Manual’ and ‘The Safe Hiring Audit’ as well as a frequent speaker nationwide on due diligence issues for ‘ESR Speaks.’

On April 25, 2012, the EEOC – the agency that enforces federal laws prohibiting employment discrimination –updated its ‘Enforcement Guidance on the Consideration of Arrest and Conviction Records in Employment Decisions Under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.’ In this training session, Rosen will go beyond simply repeating the EEOC Guidance language and to give “real world” examples and suggestions on what employers should do now to remain in compliance while performing criminal background checks. By attending this training session, attendees will learn the following objectives:

  • 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 VII.
  • 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 Good, and the Challenging stemming from the new EEOC Guidance.
  • What should employers do now?

At the end of the session, attendees will have a road map for action items they can implement immediately to demonstrate legal compliance. Rosen founded Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) in 1997 and the firm is accredited by the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS®), a professional trade organization for the screening industry. He was the chairperson of the steering committee that founded the NAPBS and served as first co-chair. He also has qualified as an expert witness on issues surrounding safe hiring and due diligence. For more information about ESR, visit http://www.esrcheck.com/, call Toll Free 888.999.4474, or email sales@esrcheck.com.

About Employment Screening Resources® (ESR):

Founded by safe hiring expert Attorney Lester Rosen in the San Francisco, CA-area in 1997, Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) – ‘The Background Check Authority®’– 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. ESR provides Effortless Legal Compliance, Proven Expertise, Less Work/Lower Cost, Results You Can Trust, and Painless Migration. Employers choosing ESR know they have selected an agency meeting the highest industry standards. To learn more about ESR, visit http://www.esrcheck.com, call toll free 888.999.4474, or email sales@esrcheck.com.