Criminal Background Workshop: Video Clips

Criminal Background Checks

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently issued guidance to all employers on when the use of information from a criminal background check may expose the employer to liability. This workshop on Criminal Background Checks examined the consequences of employers' increased use of these checks, the current state of the law and where the law might be heading in the near future. The workshop was presented at the December 2012 Human Rights Symposium, sponsored by the Minnesota Department of Human Rights.

Workshop presenters: Judge Pamela Alexander, President, Council on Crime and Justice; Emily Baxter, Director, Public Policy and Advocacy, Council on Crime and Justice; Carl C. Lehmann, Principal, Gray Plant Mooty.

(Find more information on the MDHR web site on criminal background checks here.)

Criminal Background Checks: Overview

With more and more employers using criminal background checks, it's important that they know what the data really means, and that those with criminal backgrounds can be hired safely.

Speaking in this video: workshop presenter Judge Pamela Alexander, President, Council on Crime and Justice.

Watch it on You Tube: Criminal Background Checks: Overview | Audio described

Criminal Background Checks: Crippling Our Youth

Who wants to be accountable for what they did when they were 16? Yet a mistake made when one is young follow a person for the rest of his or her life.

Speaking in this video: workshop presenter Judge Pamela Alexander, President, Council on Crime and Justice.

Watch it on You Tube: Criminal Background Checks: Crippling Our Youth | Audio described

Criminal Background Checks: Intersection with Hiring

If a job applicant has a criminal history, his chances of getting called back for a job interview are 34 percent — if he's white. If he's black, it drops to 5 percent, according to a University of Minnesota Law School study.

Speaking in this video: workshop presenter Emily Baxter, Director, Public Policy and Advocacy, Council on Crime and Justice.

Watch it on You Tube: Criminal Background Checks: Intersection with Hiring | Audio described

Criminal Background Checks: Chilling Effect

If a job application asks about criminal history, there is a good chance that some qualified job applicants — perhaps your best job applicant — will not apply.

Speaking in this video: workshop presenters Carl C. Lehmann, Principal, Gray Plant Mooty and Emily Baxter, Director, Public Policy and Advocacy, Council on Crime and Justice.

Watch it on You Tube: Criminal Background Checks: Chilling Effect | Audio described

Criminal Background Checks: 1 in 3 Minnesotans

Criminal background checks affect more Minnesotans than you might think -- one in three has a criminal background.

Speaking in this video: workshop presenter Judge Pamela Alexander, President, Council on Crime and Justice.

Watch it on You Tube: Criminal Background Checks: 1 in 3 Minnesotans | Audio described


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