The Richard Netter Conference Conference on Criminal Records and Employment

December 8, 2011, New York City

Agenda

Thursday, December 8, 2011
8:00 am – 5:15 pm
Cornell ILR NYC Conference Center

Price: $275

Please call (212-340-2866) or email (ss2353@cornell.edu) Stephanie Sutow for registration information. Online registration is no longer available.

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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, 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 Brooksm, Esq (PDF, 98 KB). 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 CONSUMER CREDIT REPORTING AGENCIES (CRAS) OPERATE?

Moderator: Judy Whiting (PDF, 87 KB), General Counsel, The Community Services Society

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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

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Reply:

12:15 pm LUNCH ADDRESS: “MASS INCARCERATION AND THE LABOR MARKET”

Jeremy Travis (PDF, 126 KB), President, (Presentation (PDF, 2 MB)) 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 Fainson Katzenstein (PDF, 121 KB), Stephen and Evalyn Milman Professor of American Studies, and Professor, Government Department, Cornell University Arts and Sciences

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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 Page (PDF, 113 KB), Associate Professor of Sociology, Princeton University

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4:45 pm CLOSING AND NEXT STEPS

5:00 pm RECEPTION