The EEOC’s Updated Criminal History Guidance, Strategic Plan and More — What Does This Mean for Your Company?
On April 25, 2012, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission issued updated guidance on criminal history that will have a significant impact on the employer community. This follows on the heels of the EEOC’s recent adoption of its strategic plan for 2012-2016, which specifically emphasizes a focus on systemic investigations and litigation. The EEOC also has issued new rules on the "Reasonable Factors Other Than Age" Defense under the ADEA and discussed issuing updated guidance on credit checks and reasonable accommodations under the ADA.
In light of these recent developments and the EEOC's continued emphasis on its systemic initiative, employers should familiarize themselves with the new Guidance, Regulation and Strategic Plan to assess their internal practices and procedures in advance of potential EEOC investigations.
During this ninety minute program, a team of Littler practitioners with specialized knowledge on each of the foregoing topics will highlight the key considerations for employers regarding these recent developments, including the interplay of the new criminal history guidance with other state and federal laws including the Fair Credit Reporting Act. Some of the key topics to be addressed include:
- Highlights from the Guidance, Regulation and Strategic Plan
- Discussion on the anticipated court deference to the EEOC’s Guidance
- Practical perspectives on how to comply with the Guidance and Regulation
- Insights on how to address systemic investigations and subpoena enforcement proceedings
10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. PDT
11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. MDT
12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. CDT
1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. EDT
Shanthi Gaur, Shareholder and Co-chair of Discrimination and Harassment Practice Group, Littler Mendelson
Rod Fliegel, Shareholder and Co-chair Hiring and Background Checks Practice Group, Littler Mendelson
Barry Hartstein, Shareholder and Co-chair Hiring and Background Checks Practice Group, Littler Mendelson
Allan King, Shareholder and Co-chair of Class Actions Practice Group, Littler Mendelson
Shawn D. Bushway, recidivism expert who testified before the EEOC on criminal history
*Continuing Education: CLE and SPHR pending approval
Questions? Email Keith Upton or call (415) 399-8450*The following states do not approve CLE credit for webinars: AL, IN, IA, KS, LA, ND, OH, OK, PA, SC