Please join Morgan Lewis and Cabrini Green Legal Aid for a critically important training program.
With a reported one in three Americans having been arrested by age 23, many job applicants have a criminal background that employers need to consider when making hiring decisions. Criminal background checks are widely used to screen applicants, and access to criminal records can be as easy as one click on the computer. But, that access comes with multiple laws and regulations – at the state and federal levels – that can subject employers to liability.
With the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s recent guidelines on the use of criminal records, employers need to make balanced decisions to avoid liability under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, as well as the Fair Credit Reporting Act. Illinois law both prohibits the use of certain records in employment decisions under the Illinois Human Rights Act and prescribes procedures to reduce or eliminate the legal effect of criminal records.
Tuesday, November 13 or Tuesday, December 11
8:30 am | continental breakfast
9-11am | training program
77 W. Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60601
Beware of Increased Retaliation Complaints According to the EEOC, in 2010, for the first time in history, retaliation claims became the most frequently filed type of claim in the United States. Adding to employers’ growing retaliation concerns, the Supreme Court held on January 24, 2011 that when an employee makes a complaint alleging unlawful discrimination, an employer can be held liable under federal law for retaliation not only against the person who engaged in the “protected activity” but also against a coworker who is closely related to the employee making the complaint. As a result, the rate of filing for retaliation claims will undoubtedly continue to grow well into 2012.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank our clients for their business this last year. We look forward to continuing our work with you on your future training needs.
We are pleased to present to you the 2012 Workplace Training and Consulting Catalog. We are very excited about a new training course we will launch this year called Getting Online: Social Media and the Workplace. Now, more than ever, employers and employees are in need of clear guidance on expectations regarding social networking and electronic communications in the workplace. Given the ever-growing impact social media has on everyday life, having a clear understanding of the dos and don’ts of social media is essential for employees and companies. Employees should be very familiar with company policies and procedures concerning these practices, as well as the legal issues associated with them, in order to steer clear of any problematic behavior.