Employers Your Use Of Criminal Records Could Get You Sued

Lester Rosen

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Employers know that conducting criminal background checks is essential to hiring the best and minimizing negligent hiring liability. There has been a seismic shift in legislation and regulations surrounding the use of criminal records. Companies that have not adjusted their policies risk lawsuits including expensive class actions Creating a compliant use policy is a necessity for any company who performs criminal background checks. 

On April 25, 2012, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) the agency enforcing federal laws against employment discrimination issued updated Enforcement Guidance on the Consideration of Arrest and Conviction Records in Employment Decisions Under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.Now more than ever employers need to be aware of EEOC Guidance on how to properly use criminal records when hiring. This course will go beyond simply repeating EEOC Guidance language and give real world examples on what employers should do now to remain in compliance while performing criminal background checks.

In addition Ban the Box is a nationwide campaign by civil rights groups aimed at persuading employers to remove the check box that asks if applicants have a criminal record from their hiring applications. The Ban the Box movement is spreading rapidly across the United States. Currently, eighteen states and more than 100 cities and counties have implemented Ban the Box policies to help people with criminal records overcome this barrier to employment. In addition, companies such as Walmart, Target, Starbucks, Home Depot, and Bed, Bath & Beyond have joined the Ban the Box movement.

Course Objective

The object of this course is to help employers make sure their use of criminal record checks in hiring does not land them in court or under investigation. Attendees of the course will have a road map for action items they can implement immediately at no cost to demonstrate compliance. Employers will learn which EEOC and Ban the Box laws affect them and what should be in their criminal record policy.

Course Outline

  • Learn how the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) and state laws regulates the use of criminal records.
  • Understand the impact of the EEOC Guidance on the use of criminal records.
  • Why Ban the Box is reaching a national tipping point and what employers can do to prepare.
  • Steps to take to avoid inaccurate criminal results.
  • Audit your current practices for legal compliance.

Target Audience

  • Human Resources Professionals
  • Hiring and Employment managers
  • Employers and Business owners
  • Talent Management Officers
  • Risk, Audit, and Compliance Personnel
  • Anyone involved with the hiring and/or retention process at a company
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Speaker: Lester Rosen,

Attorney Lester Rosen is Founder and CEO ofEmployment Screening Resources (ESR), a nationwide background check firmaccredited by the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS).He is the author of "The Safe Hiring Manual," the first comprehensiveguide to background checks, and a frequent speaker at national and statewideconferences. He was the chairperson of the steering committee that founded theNAPBS and served as first co-chair. He alsohas qualified as an expert witnesson issues surrounding safe hiring and due diligence.

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