Dealing with the New EEOC Criminal Records Guidance and Hiring

2014 Talent Management Conference
Workplace Application: This session will help you develop an action plan to demonstrate compliance with the EEOC guidance on the use of criminal records in background checks and hiring.

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued a new guidance on the use of criminal records in hiring decisions that has the impact to totally change how your organization approaches hiring. This session will explore what you should do now to ensure compliance while performing criminal background checks. You will leave with an understanding on the basis of court cases against employers alleging discrimination in how background checks are conducted. Learn how to deal with issues such as, ban the box, relevancy matrixes,targeted screens, and individualized assessments as well as what steps you can take immediately to comply with the EEOC Guidance and minimize your legal risks yet still ensuring a safe workplace.

Date(s) & Time(s): 
Tuesday, April 29, 2014 - 10:45am to 12:00pm

Lester S. Rosen

Lester S.

Lester S. Rosen is an attorney at law and CEO of Employment Screening Resources (ESR) an accredited nationwide background screening firm. He is the author of, “The Safe Hiring Manual-- the Complete Guide to Employment Screening Background Checks for Employers, Recruiters, and Jobseekers (3d Edition 2017). He is also a consultant, writer and frequent presenter nationwide on pre-employment screening and safe hiring issues and has testified as an expert witness in court cases. Mr. Rosen was the chairperson of the steering committee that founded the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS) and served as the first co-chairman in 2004.

Presidential Chamber B
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Credit Type: 
HR Credit
Session Type: 
Concurrent Session
Critical Evaluation
HR Expertise
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