Best Practice Standards for Use
of Criminal Records in Hiring

Friday, October 25, 2013
9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Registration Fee: $125

John Jay College of Criminal Justice
524 West 59th Street, New York City (map)

Could your organization use a clearer guide to using criminal history records in hiring without prompting complaints of employment discrimination? A team of civil rights organizations working with leading members of the background screening industry has developed such a guide, Best Practices Standards: The Proper Use of Criminal Records in Hiring. The publication, provided to all registrants at this conference, outlines practical steps employers and background screeners can use in investigating and evaluating job applicants while complying with the Enforcement Guidance on the Consideration of Arrest and Conviction Records in Employment Decisions (EEOC, April, 2012), and relevant state laws. A panel of distinguished speakers will discuss applying the report’s 20 Best Practices Standards on the Use of Criminal Background Checks in Hiring Decisions.

Event Sponsors:
John Jay Prisoner Reentry Institute, Legal Action Center,
Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, National Workrights Institute

Featured Speakers:
Hon. Jacqueline Berrien, Chair, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Hon. Alphonso David, Deputy Secretary and Counsel for Civil Rights to the Governor of New York
President Jeremy Travis, John Jay College of Criminal Justice

See additional information about speakers and continuing education credits below or download this PDF.

Online registration has closed, but space is still available for those interested in attending. The registration fee can be paid in person the day of the conference (checks payable to the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law).

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