Criminal Records and Hiring-Is your Program Legal and Fair?


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Duration
75 Mins
Level
Intermediate
Webinar ID
50276

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The use of criminal records and hiring has become both a complex, highly regulated and controversial area for employers. Businesses need to avoid risk but at the same time understand that former offenders can make excellent workers and that automatic exclusion of ex-offenders can be unlawful. This presentation helps equip employers to deal with these various demands.

Why Should You Attend

In today’s environment, hiring without understanding the proper and legal way to obtain criminal records can land employers in hot water. Failure to exercise due diligence can result in an economic and legal nightmare. However, automatically or unfairly eliminating anyone with a past blemish who pose little if any risk can also create liability. In this webinar, learn how to navigate these complicated waters.

Objectives of the Presentation 
Employers know that conducting criminal background checks is essential to hiring the best and minimizing negligent hiring liability. However, with the Second Chance movement, there has been a seismic shift in legislation and regulations surrounding the use of criminal record including Ban the Box, Fair Chance Hiring and the EEOC Guidance of 2012.  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. Learn which laws affect you and what should be in your policy.

 Areas Covered in the Session 
 » Learn how the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act and state laws regulate 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

Who Will Benefit 
 » Human Resources professionals
 » Hiring managers and Supervisors
 » Company owners and directors
 » Security and Safety Professionals
 » General counsel and legal advisors to your company
 » Company officers, Investors and members of your Board of Directors

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