Cornell University

Labor and Employment Law Program

16 E. 34th Street, 4th Floor, 212-340-2866

Conference/Special Event in Discrimination Law EL803

Not currently offered

This program currently has no scheduled dates.

THE RICHARD NETTER CONFERENCE

Conference on Criminal Records and Employment
December 8, 2011, New York City

Thursday, December 8, 2011
8:00am – 5:00 pm
Cornell ILR NYC Conference Center

The Agenda in Progress and subject to change.

8:00 am CHECK-IN AND CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST

8:30 am WELCOME AND INTRODUCTIONS

-Harry C. Katz, The Kenneth F. Kahn Dean and Jack Sheinkman Professor,Cornell University ILR

-Pamela S. Tolbert, Lois S. Gray Professor of Industrial and Labor Relations and the Social Sciences, and Chair, Department of Organizational Behavior, Cornell University ILR

8:35 am PLENARY ADDRESS:
"THE BELOVED COMMUNITY BEHIND BARS: CITIES WITH RAP SHEETS, PEOPLE WITH CRIMINAL RECORDS, & TITLE VII.
Cornell William Brooks, Esq., President and Chief Executive Officer, The New Jersey Institute for Social Justice

9:00 am WHAT ARE THE ISSUES OF UNIFORMITY/INACCURACY IN THE REPORTING OF CRIMINAL RECORDS? HOW DO CREDIT REPORTING AGENCIES (CRAS) OPERATE?

Moderator: Judy Whiting, Litigation Director, Community Services Society

Speakers:
-Sharon Dietrich, Managing Attorney for Public Benefits and Employment, Community Legal Services of Philadelphia
-Matt Visser, President and CEO, VICTIG
-Shawn Bushway, Associate Professor, School of Criminal Justice, University at Albany, SUNY
-Montserrat Miller, Partner, Arnall Golden Gregory LLP, and Counsel, National Association of Professional Background Screeners

10:30 am BREAK

10:45 am TITLE VII, ADVERSE IMPACT AND CRIMINAL RECORDS AS A SELECTION DEVICE, MATRIX APPROACHES, AND THE UNIFORM SELECTION GUIDELINES

Moderator: Esta R. Bigler, Director, Labor & Employment Law Program,Cornell University ILR

Speakers:
-P. David Lopez, General Counsel, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (invited)

Reply:
-Adam Klein, Partner, Outten & Golden LLP
-Barry Hartstein, Shareholder, Littler Mendelson P.C.
-John Hausknecht, Associate Professor (I/O Psychologist), Cornell University ILR

12:15 pm LUNCH ADDRESS: “MASS INCARCERATION AND THE LABOR MARKET”
Jeremy Travis, President, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY

1:30 pm WHAT DO EMPLOYERS NEED TO KNOW WHEN USING CRIMINAL RECORDS? WHAT IS RELEVANT TO HIRING? EMPLOYER FEAR OF NEGLIGENT HIRING SUITS

Moderator: Mary Fainsod Katzenstein, Stephen and Evalyn Milman Professor of American Studies, and Professor, Government Department, Cornell University College of Arts and Sciences

Speakers:
-Alfred Blumstein, University Professor and J. Erik Jonsson University Professor of Urban Systems and Operations Research, Heinz College, Carnegie Mellon University
-Kiminori Nakamura, Assistant Professor, Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice, University of Maryland
-Frederick G. Giles, CPP, Senior Vice President, Research Division, CARCO Group, Inc., and Incoming Chair, National Association of Professional Background Screeners
-Katharine H. Parker, Co-Chair, Employment Counseling Practice Group, Proskauer Rose LLP

3:00 pm BREAK

3:15 pm RESTORATION ISSUES: WHAT EMPLOYMENT MODELS WORK? IS BAN THE BOX AN ANSWER TO REFUSAL TO HIRE?

Moderator: Devah Pager, Associate Professor of Sociology, Princeton University

Speakers:
-Jessica Henry, Assistant Professor, Montclair State University
-Margaret Colgate Love, Esq., The Law Office of Margaret Love
-Lyell Ritchie, Vice President for Strategic Business Development, Fedcap
-Anthony Cardenales, Manager of Supply Chain, WeRecycle!, and graduate of the Bard Prison Initiative

5:00 pm CLOSING AND NEXT STEPS

5:15 pm RECEPTION