Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

To help employers understand the guidance from the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), Attorney Lester Rosen, founder and CEO of global background check firm Employment Screening Resources (ESR), will present a webinar entitled “Legally Obtaining and Using Criminal Records, and the Impact of the EEOC and Ban the Box” on Wednesday, April 11, 2018, from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM ET.

On April 25, 2012, the EEOC – the agency enforcing federal laws prohibiting employment discrimination – approved 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.” The EEOC Guidance has had a profound impact on how employers in America perform background checks and utilize criminal records.

In the webinar – the second of a four part webinar series with business and compliance experts Aurora Training Advantage – Rosen will outline steps and tools employers can implement immediately at no cost to demonstrate compliance with rules governing criminal records.  Attendees of this webinar will have a roadmap for items they can implement immediately for criminal background checks and also:

  • Understand longstanding court decisions and existing EEOC Guidance documents.
  • Review issues concerning employment discrimination based on race and national origin.
  • Discuss the differences between arrest and conviction records.
  • Review the basics of how criminal records are maintained, what records are available to employers, and how background firms obtain criminal records.
  • Understand why Ban the Box rules are needed to give ex-offenders a second chance and how employers can comply with the legal requirements.
  • Review disparate treatment and disparate impact analysis under Title VII.
  • Discuss the 2012 EEOC Guidance and such critical topics such as the three part “Targeted Screens” and “Individualized Assessments.
  • Examine recommended best practices for compliance with the EEOC Guidance.

The 90 minute webinar has been approved for 1.5 certification or recertification credit hours through the HR Certification Institute (HRCI) and 1.5 Professional Development Credits (PDCs) through the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). For more information or to register for the event, please visit http://auroratrainingadvantage.com/webinars/using-criminal-records/.

The remaining two webinars in the series are Verifying Employment, Education, and Credentials on May 30, 2018, from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM ET and The Legal Use of Social Media, Credit Reports, Driving Records, and International Screening in Hiring on June 28, 2018, from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM ET. For more information, visit the ESR Event Calendar at www.esrcheck.com/Tools-Resources/Event-Calendar/.

Rosen is the author of “The Safe Hiring Manual,” the first comprehensive book on employment screening, and “The Safe Hiring Audit.” He is also a frequent presenter nationwide on employment screening issues and his speaking appearances have included numerous national and statewide conferences. He has qualified and testified as an expert witness on issues surrounding due diligence.

Rosen founded Employment Screening Resources (ESR) in 1997 in the San Francisco, California area. ESR is accredited by the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS) and undergoes annual SOC 2 audits to ensure the privacy, security, and confidentiality of consumer information used for background checks. To learn more about ESR, please visit www.esrcheck.com.

ESR has provided engaging and informative speakers as part of the upcoming “ESR Speaks” program for conferences, seminars, and webinars nationwide for over a decade to help employers better understand background checks. For a list of upcoming events, please visit www.esrcheck.com/Tools-Resources/Event-Calendar/.

ESR Whitepaper on Criminal Records

Employment Screening Resources (ESR) – a leading global background check firm – offers complimentary whitepapers including “National Criminal Search. Fact or Fiction?” and “What to Do if an Employer Finds a Criminal Record” to help employers understand the use of criminal records. To learn more about ESR criminal records searches, please visit www.esrcheck.com/Background-Checks/Criminal-Records-Search/.

NOTE: Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) does not provide or offer legal services or legal advice of any kind or nature. Any information on this website is for educational purposes only.

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