Conference/Special Event in Discrimination Law

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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