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The Ban the Box Campaign: Outlawing the Prior Convictions Box

Third Thursday Breakfast Briefing
November 21, 2013
8:00 AM - 9:30 AM


Baker Donelson Center
211 Commerce Street
First Floor Special Events Center
Nashville, Tennessee


November 21, 2013
8:00 AM - 9:30 AM

8:00 a.m. Breakfast and Registration
8:30 - 9:30 a.m. Program

Recent EEOC actions highlight the agency's commitment to curb the alleged discriminatory impact of employers' use of criminal background checks. Described by one federal court as a "Hobson's Choice," the EEOC's guidelines regarding the acceptable use of criminal background checks provide little guidance to employers seeking to balance compliance with the EEOC guidelines and implementing practices to limit their liability for potential criminal or fraudulent acts. State and local governments are similarly working to limit the use of criminal background checks with the passage of "Ban the Box" legislation prohibiting employers from using criminal background checks as part of the hiring process. Together, these restrictions on background checks have the potential to sneak up on the unsuspecting employer. This month's Breakfast Briefing will review recent litigation in which the employers' hiring practices were the subject of EEOC scrutiny, discuss the impact of the "Ban the Box" campaigns, and provide best practices for employers to avoid potential liability.

Continuing Education Credit:
This program is pending CLE credit approval in the state of Tennessee. This program has been submitted to the HR Certification Institute for review.

Space is limited for this event. Program and breakfast are complimentary.

Events Contact

Heather Stripling
T: 205.250.8332
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