Labor + Employment Breakfast Briefing

Kegler Brown

The September 19th and 26th breakfast briefings are now full. Due to overwhelming demand, we have opened a third and final breakfast briefing scheduled for Wednesday, October 3rd. Attendance is limited to the first 25 RSVPs, so register today!

Does your application ask about criminal convictions? Do you ask applicants about criminal records? Do you perform background checks on applicants?

If you answered “yes” to any, this breakfast briefing is meant for you. Labor and Employment Relations director, Lawrence Feheley, will discuss the latest EEOC ruling:

Nearly 9 of every 10 employers perform criminal background checks. In April, the EEOC issued a new guidance, which reiterated its view that disqualification of applicants based on criminal records can violate the discrimination laws. As part of its guidance, the EEOC outlined what it believes are employer “best practices” to avoid liability. In this Breakfast Briefing, we will analyze and discuss both the EEOC Guidance and its practical implications.

In addition, the briefing will cover two other laws that impose requirements on applicant background checks. The first is the Fair Credit Reporting Act, which mandates procedural requirements and imposes applicant notice and access rights for employers. The second, Fair and Accurate Credit Transaction Act (FACTA), regulates the maintenance and disposal of background check reports.

It appears that criminal records checks are an area of emphasis for the EEOC. If you conduct criminal or other background checks, you need to be aware of these requirements.


RSVP by September 26th by contacting Jenn Cartmille, [email protected] or (614) 462-5475.