Use of Arrest, Conviction Records in Making Employment Decisions


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Presented by Christopher Hoyme
Partner, Omaha, NE Office, Jackson Lewis LLP

HoymeChris2012In the last 20 months, there have been significant changes in the law governing the use of criminal background checks for hiring purposes. It is crucial to make sure you are in compliance with these laws, or your business could face investigations by and penalties from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, (EEOC) as well as private class-action litigation.

This webinar will bring you up to speed on this important issue, including:

  • Background check do’s and don’ts: You’ll be alerted to the hot button issues on which the EEOC is currently focusing
  • Answers to key questions: Can you use criminal history, credit history, educational background or unemployment data to disqualify job applicants?
  • Use of arrest and conviction records: Learn how to use the new EEOC Guidance to help you establish policies and procedures regarding the use of arrest and conviction records in making employment decisions.
  • References: Find out what the Feds are saying about employment and character references for individuals with prior offenses.
  • 3 golden rules: The three steps you need to follow to make sure you are in compliance.

This Retail University webinar is offered free of charge for Alabama Retail Association members.