To help all Human Resources professionals involved in recruiting comply with new Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) Guidance on the use of arrest and conviction records, Employment Screening Resources (ESR) President Brad Landin will present a webcast titled ‘Dealing with the New EEOC Criminal Guidance’ at the Quality of Hire Virtual Conference on Wednesday, January 16, 2013 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM EST. For more information about the webcast, please visit:

“It has been nearly 10 months since the EEOC issued its new April 25, 2012 criminal record guidance and HR professionals, employers, and background screening firms are adjusting to the new reality,” says Landin, who joined the ESR management team in April 2011 and assumed the role of President in September 2011. “It is clear that this EEOC Guidance will have a profound impact on how employers in America hire. Less clear is just how the impact will occur.”

In the webcast, Landin will focus on how employers 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 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.
  • What should employers do now?

As President of Employment Screening Resources (ESR) – a nationwide screening firm accredited by the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS) – Landin 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.

The Quality of Hire Virtual Conference takes place on January 15-16, 2013. Each one hour webcast on is reviewed and can qualify for a credit from the Institute for Human Resources (IHR), the certification and accreditation process arm of Each one hour webcast is also submitted to qualify for HR Certification Institute (HRCI) recertification credits. The one hour webcast ‘Dealing with the New EEOC Criminal Guidance’ is worth 1 IHR Certification Credit and 1 HRCI General Credit. Those interested in attending the webcast may register for the Quality of Hire Virtual Conference at

For information about background checks, visit Employment Screening Resources (ESR) – ‘The Background Check Authority’ – at or call Toll Free 888.999.4474.


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 about ESR, visit or call toll free 888.999.4474.

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 protected]. To subscribe to the ESR News Blog Feed, visit To subscribe to the complimentary ESRcheck Report monthly newsletter, please visit