Understanding the EEOC’s New Criminal Records Guidance: Education and
On April 25, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued a
new enforcement guidance on the Consideration of Arrest and Conviction Records in Employment
Decisions Under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The new guidance
reaffirms the core principles present in earlier guidances, while updating and
clarifying the EEOC standards regulating criminal background checks for
employment. A New York Timeseditorial described the new guidance as “must reading for
all employers.” Sponsored by the National Employment Law Project (NELP),
Community Legal Services (CLS) of Philadelphia, and the National Reentry
Resource Center, this webinar will provide advocates, workers, employers,
workforce development specialists and policy makers with critical information on
how to apply the new EEOC policy to their daily decisions when navigating
criminal records for employment.
The webinar will feature a conversation
between CLS's Managing Attorney, Sharon Dietrich, and Carol Miaskoff,
Assistant Legal Counsel in the EEOC Office of Legal Counsel, as well as a
discussion between NELP's Policy Co-Director, Maurice Emsellem, and Pamela
Paulk, Vice President for Human Resources for the Johns Hopkins Health Systems
and the Johns Hopkins Hospital. Phoebe Potter, Policy Analyst with the National
Reentry Resource Center, will provide introductory comments describing the
significance of the issue across constituency groups.
In addition to detailing the key elements of the new EEOC guidance, the
webinar will highlight best practices for employers, helpful implementation
strategies for worker advocates, and key considerations for state and local
policymakers to explore.
Date: Wednesday, May 30, 2012 Time: 1:30-2:30 p.m. ET
To register for this webinar, click here. Space is limited.
PC-based attendees: Windows® 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server
Macintosh®-based attendees: Mac OS®X 10.5 or newer