Employees That Have Been Charged With a Crime
When a business learns that an employee has been arrested, numerous concerns are raised. Employers are concerned both with protecting their business, and at the same time, being fair to the employee. In addition, employers need to make immediate decisions on how to deal with the issues raised. Given the current legal environment surrounding the use of criminal information, employers also need to make sure they are not stepping on any legal landmines.
In this interactive session, learn what steps and employers should, and should not; take in response to the arrest of an employee. Topics covered will include an overview of how the criminal justice system works and what employers can expect to encounter, as well as the application of the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), and the EEOC rules on the use of criminal records. Learn which laws may affect you and what should be in your policy and approach to this situation. The information will also be useful to issues surrounding the effective and legal use of criminal background checks before someone is hired in the first place.
Understand steps the practical and legal steps employer can take if they learn an employee has been arrested, and steps to avoid as well.
- Learn what steps employers should and should not take if an employee gets arrested.
- Understand the critical differences between an arrest, a criminal charge being filed and a conviction.
- Learn how the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act and state laws regulates the use of criminal records
- Understand the impact of the EEOC Guidance on the use of criminal records
- Steps to take to avoid inaccurate criminal results
- Audit your current practices for legal compliance
Lester S. Rosen is an attorney at law and CEO of Employment Screening Resources (www.ESRcheck.com ), a national background screening company located in California. ESR is an accredited background firm under the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS) accreditation program. He is the author of, “The Safe Hiring Manualu2013 The Complete Guide to Employment Screening Background Checks for Employers, Recruiters, and Jobseekers (728 pages-Facts on Demand Press/2d Editi... View Full Profile