Does your application or hiring process include criminal background checks? Have you heard about the EEOC’s new guidelines, but you don’t understand how they fit into your background check process?
After years of debate, the EEOC this year published controversial new guidance on employers' use of background-check policies and practices. Every employer needs to be in compliance.
Pepsi thought it was. The company believed it was using background checks in a nondiscriminatory way. But the EEOC saw things differently and sued the company.
The result: Pepsi just paid $3.2 million to settle an EEOC race-bias charge, and the company agreed to rewrite its background checking procedures.
Don't wait for a lawsuit to make sure you're in compliance. It's vital—for your company and your career—to get in line now with the EEOC's Enforcement Guidance on the Consideration of Arrests and Conviction Records.
Join us October 24th for Background Checks: Best Practices & Legal Compliance. You'll discover:
- The legal risks of criminal checks
- When, if ever, you can consider arrest records in hiring
- When (and how) you should ask applicants about their criminal records on applications
- How to comply with the new EEOC guidance that you perform an "individualized assessment” on applicants screened out by background checks. (Understand the 7 key factors to consider!)
- The most important takeaways from the new EEOC guidance
- Practical "best practices” for background-check policies, confidentiality and supervisor training
Best of all, your trainers for this presentation will be a pair of dynamic experts on this topic, attorneys Scott Brutocao and Stephen Woods of Ogletree Deakins. You can also ask them your own questions about this issue during the Q&A portion of the webinar.
Bottom line: The EEOC says these new rules mean employers have no more excuses for mistakes on criminal background checks … and the risks can be huge. Get in compliance now! And, remember, this webinar has been approved for 1.25 hours of HRCI credit.
Editorial Director, Business Management Daily
P.S. Registration Bonuses! The first 50 people who register for this webinar will receive our Special Report, Employment Background Check Guidelines, which provides additional advice on how to conduct other types of background checks, comply with the Fair Credit Reporting Act, select a third-party background-checking firm and more. Plus, you’ll receive a copy of the full EEOC guidance document on criminal background checks, which includes links back to the EEOC website.
P.P.S. Your satisfaction is unconditionally guaranteed. If Background Checks: Best Practices & Legal Compliance fails to meet your needs in any way, we will refund 100% of your tuition—no hassles, no questions asked. Your FREE Registration Bonuses are yours to keep.
Date: Wednesday, Oct. 24
Time: 1 to 2:15 p.m. ET
Early Registration Bonuses:
The first 50 people who register for this webinar will receive two special bonuses:
First, you’ll receive our special report, Employment Background Check Guidelines. This concise, 16-page training tool provides advice on how employers can legally conduct other types of background checks, comply with the Fair Credit Reporting Act, select a third-party background-checking partner and much more.
Plus, you’ll receive a copy of the full EEOC guidance document on criminal background checks, which includes links back to the EEOC website for additional guidance.
About Your Speakers:
Scott Brutocao is a shareholder in the Austin, Texas, office of Ogletree Deakins. He represents employers in all aspects of labor and employment law and is a frequent speaker and writer on employment-law topics seminars.
Stephen Woods is a shareholder in the Greenville, S.C., office of Ogletree Deakins and also focuses his practice on employment-law litigation and counseling. He is the head of Ogletree's Background Check Advice team. Before becoming a lawyer, Stephen managed the HR function for a 500-employee newspaper publishing company.
Both Scott and Stephen recently spoke on this timely topic in a national presentation to their Ogletree Deakins clients.
Who Should Attend:
- HR professionals
- Supervisors and managers
- Office managers
- Business owners
Since this is a webinar, you and your entire staff can attend in the comfort of your office or conference room for one low price! You may include as many people as you wish while listening on a single phone line.
Unlimited number of participants at one site. Contact us for multi-site discounts.
Event only: $197
CD only: $197
Event + CD: $297
Can't attend the event? We'll reserve a CD in your name.
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This event has been approved for 1.25 credit hours toward PHR and SPHR recertification through the Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI).
"The use of this seal is not an endorsement by HR Certification Institute of the quality of the program. It means that this program has met HR Certification Institute's criteria to be pre-approved for recertification credit."