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Saturday, July 7, 2012

Webinar\Training: Guidelines Governing Criminal Background Checks

National Reentry Resources Center

Council of State Governments Justice Center

Supported by the Bureau of Justice Assistance

Hosted by the National Employment Law Project, and the National Reentry Resource Center
The nation’s 3,000 One-Stop Career Centers and their partners in the employer, non-profit, and worker rights communities play a critical role in assisting people with criminal records in finding employment. However, the workforce development community also faces challenges as workers struggle to navigate the new realities of criminal background checks for employment.

Thanks to new guidelines issued by the U.S. Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration (ETA) and Civil Rights Center (CRC), the federally-funded workforce development and employment exchange community (i.e., programs funded by the Workforce Investment Act and the Wagner-Peyser Act) are now better positioned to respond to these challenges. The guidance educates employers and workers about the civil rights and consumer protection considerations that regulate criminal background checks for employment.

DOL's guidance letter complements the new guidance recently issued by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, which addresses the disproportionate impact of criminal background checks on people of color. The DOL guidance provides a step-by-step guide, including model notices for both employers and workers, to ensure that the workforce development community promotes maximum compliance with the law.
  • Jane Oates, Assistant Secretary, Employment Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor
  • Maurice Emsellem, Policy Co-Director, National Employment Law Project
  • Charles Turner, Adult Career Services Re-Entry Manager, Oakland Private Industry Council, Inc.
  • Others TBA
Date: Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Time: 2:15-3:15 p.m. ET
To register for this webinar, please click here.

This is a National Reentry Resource Center Announcement. This announcement is funded in whole or in part through a grant (award number: 2010-MUBX-KO84) from the Bureau of Justice Assistance, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice. Neither the U.S. Department of Justice nor any of its components operate, control, are responsible for, or necessarily endorse, this newsletter (including, without limitation, its content, technical infrastructure, and policies, and any services or tools provided). 

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