The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission better known as the EEOC held a hearing last month to examine arrest and conviction records as a hiring barrier. The question today is whether employers’ hiring practices today can be considered discriminatory. Attorney and co-host Bob Ambrogi welcomes Attorney Charles H. Kaplan, a partner in Sedgwick LLP’s New York office, Attorney Maurice Emsellem, Policy Co-Director of the National Employment Law Project and Attorney Ray P. McClain, Director of the Employment Discrimination Project from the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, to explore the debate over background checks and applicants. They look at the process of conducting criminal background checks on applicants, the responsibility of employers when hiring and how the hiring process can impact those with criminal histories.
Some estimates say 20 million Americans use internet dating services to find romance. But when things don’t work out, should the dating service be held accountable and to what extent? Attorneys and co-hosts Bob Ambrogi and J. Craig Williams welcome Mark Brooks, an authority on the business of internet dating and Principal Consultant at Courtland Brooks and Brian Carver, Assistant Professor at UC Berkeley’s School of Information, to discuss recent litigation against dating sites. Mark and Brian take a look at a recent lawsuits, background checks and online dating sites legal responsibility.
The recent shootings in Tucson, Arizona rocked the nation and the world. Since this tragedy, a nationwide gun debate has raged on between gun rights supporters and gun control supporters. Attorneys and co-hosts Bob Ambrogi and J. Craig Williams welcome David B. Kopel, Research Director at the Independence Institute in Golden, Colorado and Adam Winkler, professor of constitutional law at UCLA School of Law and author of the soon-to-be released book, Gunfight, to discuss the gun debate. They look at the law at the heart of this debate and new legislation prompted by the shootings.