Seyfarth Events

Criminal Background Checks Now On The OFCCP's Radar



February 15, 2013

1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Eastern
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Central
11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Mountain
10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Pacific

In a major surprise, the Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (“OFCCP”) joined ranks with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) to target the use of pre-employment criminal background checks.  On January 29, 2013, just one day after Judge Gaughan of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio delivered a resounding victory to the employer in EEOC v. Kaplan Higher Education Corp, et al., No. 10-CV-2882, 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 11722 (N.D. Ohio Jan. 28, 2013), dismissing the EEOC’s first lawsuit challenging the use of pre-employment credit reports, the OFCCP issued Directive 306, entitled “Complying with Nondiscrimination Provisions: Criminal Record Restrictions and Discrimination Based on Race and National Origin.”

Seyfarth Shaw will be holding a webinar on Februay 15th at 12:00 p.m. central to provide a comprehensive analysis of the OFCCP's new directive and steps that employers can take to mitigate their risks of challenges

*CLE: Seyfarth has applied for CLE credit in IL, NY, and CA. If you would like us to pursue CLE credit in any additional states, please contact Please note that in order to receive full credit for attending this webinar, the registrant must be present for the entire session.