Is Your Criminal Background Check Policy Consistent with the EEOC's Updated Guidance?
Thursday, February 6, 2014 from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM (PST)
This HR compliance training will provide the attendees tools and procedures for adopting the right background check policy to avoid discrimination claims and lawsuits. It will provide an overview of recent cases brought against employers for improper use of criminal background information.
Why Should You Attend:
Employers must rethink the wisdom of broad background check policies that are one-size-fits-all regardless of job classification and instead, decide whether, on a position by position basis, background information is relevant, helpful, and non-discriminatory when it is used to assess a candidate’s suitability for employment. Adopting the right background check policy and procedures is a critical risk management practice to avoid discrimination claims, individual lawsuits and even the prospect of class action-based lawsuits.
This webinar will review the EEOC’s guidance and what it means for employers. The instructor will provide information about how to evaluate, revise or formulate a background check policy that will pass legal muster.
Areas Covered in the Webinar:
- Review the EEOC’s guidance
- Importance of EEOC’s guidance for employers
- Overview of recent cases brought against employers
- How to evaluate, revise or formulate a background check policy
Who Will Benefit:
- Human Resource Professionals
- In-house legal counsel
- Supervisors and management responsible for hiring
- Recruiters and Employment Specialists
- Consultants and Business Owners
Kevin Troutman, is a partner in the Houston office. In addition to his experience as an attorney, Mr. Troutman gained practical experience during more than 17 years working as a human resources executive in the healthcare industry, including a period when he was responsible for 22 hospitals in five states. He chairs the firm's national Healthcare Practice Group. He has successfully represented clients in hundreds of litigation and administrative matters, before federal and state courts, as well as administrative agencies. He also spends considerable time counseling and training managers and supervisors regarding day-to-day HR issues. He remains active in human resources groups, including the American Society for Healthcare Human Resources Administration, where he has been at the speaker the group's annual conference. He has also served as a member of the governing board of a community hospital and a private school. Kevin is "AV" Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell.
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