Approximately 70 million adults (1 in 3) in the United States have some sort of criminal record. Almost ninety percent of employers conduct background checks on all or some of their job applicants. Individuals with criminal records face numerous challenges and barriers when seeking employment and occupational licensure. This course will address federal, state, and local laws that protect individuals with criminal records from unfair or discriminatory practices in the employment context.
Join Susan Gross Sholinsky and Monica Welby for a discussion on these issues. Ms. Welby is a Senior Staff Attorney at the Legal Action Center. She represents and advises individuals who have suffered discrimination because of a criminal record, drug/alcohol history, or HIV status. Ms. Sholinsky is a New York City-based member of the firm at Epstein Becker Green. She counsels clients on a variety of matters, in a practical and straightforward manner, with an eye toward reducing the possibility of employment-related claims.
Monica Welby joined the Legal Action Center’s Legal Department in November 2011. She represents and advises individuals who have suffered discrimination because of a criminal record, drug/alcohol history, or HIV status, as well as those who suffered a breach of their HIV confidentiality rights. Ms. Welby is actively involved in the Center’s development of impact litigation. She also advises and trains organizations about privacy and anti-discrimination laws protecting the Center’s constituencies. Ms. Welby was a member of the New York City Bar Association’s Labor & Employment Law Committee and a member of the Hispanic National Bar Association.
Prior to joining the Legal Action Center, Monica Welby was a Litigation Associate at Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP for five years. She also was a law clerk to the Honorable Barry T. Albin of the Supreme Court of New Jersey. She is a graduate of Duke University and Rutgers School of Law – Newark.
SUSAN GROSS SHOLINSKY is a Member of Epstein Becker Green in the Employment, Labor & Workforce Management practice. She counsels clients on a variety of matters, in a practical and straightforward manner, with an eye toward reducing the possibility of employment-related claims.
In 2019, Ms. Sholinsky was recommended by The Legal 500 United States in the area of Workplace and Employment Counseling.
Ms. Sholinsky serves on the adjunct faculty of the Cornell University School of Industrial and Labor Relations, where she teaches courses concerning human resources and the law. She also frequently speaks at events and webinars on employment law topics and authors numerous publications on employment law issues. Ms. Sholinsky is Vice Chair of the firm’s National Employment, Labor & Workforce Management Steering Committee and Vice Chair of the firm’s Diversity & Professional Development Committee. She is also a member of the firm's Finance Committee and the Executive Committee of the firm's Women's Initiative. Ms. Sholinsky is also comanager and lefty second baseman on the firm's softball team, the EBG Bees.
Very good presentation. We face these issues regularly at my company.
Nice presentation. I learned in the great deal. Thanks
Informative and engaging presentation with well organized and concise course material. Very well done!
Great pairing of presenters
two highly knowledgeable attorney presenters
The speakers were good.
Very good course and excellent instructors who presented the material in an excellent manner.
I learned a lot I had no idea about with respect to the protections offered.
They were both very interesting, well prepared, and had a lot of good information
I liked that two experts covered this topic.
Clear and concise overview
The presenters' enthusiasms for the subject matter was admirable.
good and informative presentation