AAAA Professional Development and Training Institute

AAAA 2013 Webinar Series

Skeletons in the Closet?-The Impact of Arrest & Conviction Records on Employment and Employment Screening Procedures

Thursday, December 5, 2013 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (Eastern Time)
Genesys Conferencing Webinar
Room entrance begins at 1:45p.m. EST
Presenter: Ed Loughlin, Esq.
Washington, District of Columbia 20006
United States

The December 2013 webinar will be presented by Ed Loughlin, Esq., Trial Attorney, EEOC Field Office, Washington, DC 

In April, 2012, the EEOC issued updated guidance on the use of arrest and conviction records in making employment decisions. The new guidelines caution employers to assess applicants on an individual basis rather than excluding all applicants with a criminal record. Since over 90% of businesses perform background checks on initial hires, understanding how to conduct lawful background checks in an important topic for outside and in-house counsel, human resources representatives, and attorneys representing individuals that have an arrest or conviction record.

Please join us as a trial attorney with the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Edward Loughlin, discusses: the EEOC's guidance on this issue; what information should or should not be included in a background check; and how to conduct a background investigation that complies with the law.

Presenter: Ed Loughlin, Esq.

As a trial attorney in the EEOC’s Washington D.C. Field Office, Mr. Loughlin is responsible for litigating complex employment litigation cases on behalf of the EEOC in the federal courts of Washington, D.C., Virginia, North Carolina, and South Carolina. Before joining the EEOC, Mr. Loughlin was a litigation associate at an American Law 100 firm.

In addition to his litigation responsibilities, Mr. Loughlin conducts training, domestically and internationally, for private corporations and professional and community organizations on a variety of employment issues, with a special emphasis on the legal risks associated with using social media in the workplace. Mr. Loughlin is currently serving a three-year term as a Government Fellow to the American Bar Association’s Labor & Employment Law Section.

This program has been submitted for 1.0 (General ) recertification credit hours toward PHR, SPHR and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute.

Supporting The Academic Success of Pregnant and Parenting Students


Thursday, January 16, 2014 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM (Eastern Time)

Genesys Conferencing Webinar
Virtual Room entrance begins at 1:45p.m. EST
Presenter: Rachel Gettler, Staff Attorney, OCR ED
Washington, District of Columbia 20006
United States

The January 2014 webinar will be presented by Rachel Gettler, Staff Attorney, Program Legal Group, Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, Washington, DC

The Office for Civil Rights at the Department of Education recently put out new guidance for schools on supporting the academic success of pregnant and parenting students under Title IX. This webinar will provide an overview of the guidance and the rights of pregnant and parenting students under Title IX. It will also specifically address what the guidance means for postsecondary schools.

Rachel Gettler is a staff attorney with the Program Legal Group in the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights. Rachel primarily works on policy issues related to Title IX, including sexual harassment and sexual violence, pregnant and parenting students, and providing opportunities for women and girls in math and science.


Before joining OCR, Rachel worked on early childhood education and reading policy in the Department's Office of Elementary and Secondary Education. Rachel earned her J.D. from the University of Southern California in 2006, and graduated from the University of California, San Diego where she studied Political Science.

AAAA has applied for certification with the HR Certification Institute

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