Labor and Employment Law Program

Advancing the World of Work Through Law

The Labor and Employment Law Program (LEL) merges law and social science research to provide attorneys, legislators, social scientists, and policymakers with multifaceted perspectives at forums and conferences. Current and emerging legal issues affecting the workplace are analyzed with the goal of influencing research, legislation, policy, and litigation.

New Program in Rochester

Second Chances: Increasing Employment Opportunities for
People with Criminal Records

Providing second chances to those with criminal records is becoming increasingly attractive and necessary as the labor pool tightens.  Complex criminal records and existing law create information gaps and grey areas for employers seeking workers and justice-involved individuals seeking employment.  In this workshop, we will discuss some of these issues, including fear of negligent hiring lawsuits; how to evaluate a candidate with a criminal record; legal issues; understanding background checks; and Ban the Box requirements. 

When:             Tuesday, August 20, 2019
Where:             Rochester Works!
                         255 N Goodman Street
                         Rochester, NY

There is no charge to attend, but please register in advance.  REGISTER HERE


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