It’s illegal to be denied a job just because you have a criminal record.
A new law called the Fair Chance Act says employers cannot ask about your criminal record until after offering you a job. The new law went into effect on October 27, 2015.
What does the Fair Chance Act do?
Bans job ads that say things like “no felonies” or “must pass background check”.
Bans any questions about criminal history on job applications.
Bans any questions about criminal history duringjob interviews.
An employer can check your criminal record history only after a conditional job offer.
Susan Gross Sholinsky will discuss this new Act for New York City Employers and how to we need to proceed. She will also talk about the Gender Equality Act and how it will impact on Human Resources.
SUSAN GROSS SHOLINSKY is a Member of the Firm in the Labor and Employment practice, in the New York office of Epstein Becker Green. She counsels clients on a variety of matters, in a practical and straightforward manner, with an eye toward reducing the possibility of employment-related claims. In 2013, Ms. Sholinsky was named to theNew York Metro Rising Stars list in the area of Employment & Labor.
Advises employers in all facets of the employment relationship, from pre-employment considerations and hiring to terminations and post-employment restrictions
Develops and audits employers' policies and procedures to ensure compliance with applicable law and best practices
Counsels employers with respect to the avoidance of employment-related disputes, employee discipline, leaves of absence, accommodation requests, and termination of employment (including voluntary and involuntary reductions in force)
Prepares employment, consulting, separation, and non-compete agreements
Conducts workplace training seminars for employees, managers, and human resources personnel in a variety of industries
Performs company-wide audits pertaining to various wage and hour issues, such as appropriate classification of employees as "exempt" or "non-exempt" under the Fair Labor Standards Act and state wage-hour laws
Counsels multinational companies on the unique labor and employment law issues they face
Promotes compliance with EEO laws and other statutes governing the workplace
Represents employers in all aspects of labor and employment law, including discrimination, wrongful discharge, harassment, and employment contract cases
Ms. Sholinsky serves on the adjunct faculty of the Cornell University School of Industrial and Labor Relations, where she teaches courses concerning human resources and the law. She also frequently speaks at events and webinars on employment law topics and authors numerous publications on employment law issues. Ms. Sholinsky is a member of the firm's Diversity & Professional Development and Labor & Employment Steering Committees, and is co-head of the firm's Retail Initiative. She also serves on the Executive Committee of the firm's Women's Initiative.
The meeting is scheduled to begin at 9:00 am. It will be hosted by John McCaffrey, Director of Human Resources at Cancer Care, located at 275 Seventh Avenue (between 25th and 26th Streets) on the 16th floor.
Please feel free to take the “1” train to 23rd street. You may also take the “C” or “E” train 23rd street.
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HRCI Credits have been approved for this session.
Please RSVP no later than Monday,, December 14th.