Demystifying Criminal Backgrounds and Employment
This training will provide you with valuable information, including:
• State and federal laws that every employer should know.
• Overview of negligent hiring liability.
• Overview of the criminal justice system.
• How records are created and reported.
• New Minnesota legislation that will impact the hiring process.
• Model hiring practices.
Learn how your current practices can be changed to help the community, access a broader and more diverse applicant pool, keep your company safe, and even save time and money!
The GAUGE training (Demystifying Criminal Backgrounds) has been designed to encourage the private business sector to allow for a non-discriminatory and fair review of criminal backgrounds in the hiring process. We have developed several tools that can be utilized by employers of the public and private sectors as well as professional employment service providers.
The training is given by Emily Baxter, Director of Public Policy and Advocacy for the Council on Crime and Justice. Emily is an attorney who has a thorough understanding of the legal issues employers face when considering criminal records, and is the primary lobbyist for new Minnesota laws that impact the hiring of people with criminal records.
For more information, contact:
Emily Baxter 612-353-3001
Demystifying Criminal Records Manual
The Council on Crime and Justice offers this guidebook to help employers better understand the law surrounding criminal records in the hiring process.
Click here for the guidebook
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