Criminal Records and Background Checks: What Every Employer Needs to Know
An ever-increasing number of employers are conducting some form of background checks on job applicants and employees. And for good reason – background checks reveal that nearly half of all employees have some discrepancy in information they report to their employers. Conducting a criminal background check may depend upon a company's industry. Employers in some industries, including those involved in child care, health care, elder care and education may be required by state law to perform criminal background checks. And some employers may potentially face negligent hiring claims if they hire someone with a criminal record. At the same time, state and federal agencies and state legislatures are increasing scrutiny of employers who engage in background checks on employees. Thus, it is important for employers who wish to conduct background checks to be cognizant of the ever-changing legal landscape for doing so.
Please join us for this complimentary briefing where we will discuss:
- FCRA Fundamentals for Employers/Best Practices
- Recent State Laws and City Ordinances Affecting Use of Background Checks in Hiring
- EEOC Focus on Employer Use of Background Checks in Hiring
- PHRC Focus on Employer Use of Background Checks in Hiring
- Overview of Risks of "Informal Background Checks" Under State and Federal Law
Speakers will include experienced Littler Philadelphia attorneys, Michele Malloy and William Simmons. Special guest speakers Natasha Abel and Iris Santiago-Flores, EEOC Trial Attorneys, will also appear on the panel.
Registration and Breakfast: 8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
Program: 8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
You may also register by emailing Barbara Hughes* or calling 267.402.3005. Please respond by September 7, 2011.
This event has been approved for 2.0 hours of CLE and SPHR/PHR credit. There is no charge for this program.
*Please also direct all requests for special accommodations to Barbara Hughes.