Virginia Corporate Counsel Quarterly - Fall 2013
newsletter of the Virginia State Bar's Corporate Counsel Section
- Everybody Hates Surveys – You Should Do It Anyway: Membership Meeting Planning Survey, for Spring 2014: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/9TG6Q2S
- Article: What to Do With Criminals: when looking back at troubled pasts can trouble an employer’s present
- From Elsewhere: Recommended Reading, including in-house counsel’s thoughts on outside counsel value
- Section Calendar
- Calls for Input and Involvement
Please help us plan the right get-togethers for Spring, it’ll only take a second.
Seven questions, mainly checking boxes: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/9TG6Q2S
by Christopher Gatewood
Threshold Counsel, PC - Richmond
Criminal background checks have become routine for many employers, and with good reason. But in recent years, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has pursued several companies for their use of such screening measures in their hiring process.
The EEOC has approached the matter as one of disparate impact under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, and has directed that employers should not use criminal records as a basis for automatic rejection of an applicant. The idea seems to be that warehouse workers and child care providers can and should be viewed differently, and perhaps also that all crimes are not created equally.
A summary of the EEOC’s published guidance is here: Read more (.pdf)…
Here are five links to Outside Articles of Interest
Law School Corporate Counsel panel discussions, ongoing 2013-2014 (want to attend? Let us know at email@example.com at which law school you’d like to participate, and we will connect you)
Corporate Counsel Swearing-In: Supreme Court of Virginia, December 3
Spring Events, to be determined: Please complete the survey in this issue of CCQ, to help in scheduling and planning.
- Completing the survey above, to help your section leadership plan Spring 2014 gatherings in your part of the commonwealth.
- Suggest topics for newsletter articles, contributing authors, and articles from elsewhere that you would recommend, to VaCCQ HQ at firstname.lastname@example.org