Employing Background Checks in Your Hiring Process: Legal Requirements vs Current Research

Employing Background Checks
Employing Background Checks in Your Hiring Process: Legal Requirements vs Current Research
Duration: 60 Minutes
Module 1 Resources
Recorded February 13, 2018
Unit 1 Slide Deck: Employing Background Checks in Your Hiring Process: Legal Requirements vs Current Research
Unit 2 Recording: Employing Background Checks in Your Hiring Process

In recent years, there has been an increased legal, scientific, and regulatory interest in how employers consider a job applicant’s criminal history and credit history when making employment decisions.  This webinar will begin with a discussion of why employers conduct background checks, move to a review of the relevant case law pertaining to the use of applicants’ criminal and credit history, then discuss methods to “validate” background checks, and finish with a discussion of the conflict between current recidivism research and EEOC guidance.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the EEOC’s guidance on using an applicant’s criminal history
  • Learn what the courts have looked for in background check policies
  • Understand how to “validate” a criminal history policy
  • Examine the conflict between current recidivism research and the EEOC’s guidance on the consideration of a job applicant’s criminal history

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Additional Resources
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