Safer Places, Inc. to Hold Free Webinar on EEOC Guidelines for Employers

MIDDLEBORO, MA -Safer Places Inc., a firm providing pre-employment screening/background checks, tenant screening and security consulting will conduct a free webinar on updated Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) guidelines regarding an employer’s use of criminal records for employment screening purposes.

The online event is scheduled for Thursday, February 8th from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m.  Eastern Standard Time.

In 2012, the EEOC issued the new guidelines and now three years later “many employers are still struggling to find the correct balance between being fair to ex-offenders and the need to maintain safe work environments,” said David Sawyer, President of Safer Places, Inc.

The webinar will discuss EEOC guidance and actions against employers; address recent private class action cases using the EEOC guidance; and demonstrate a software tool designed to assist employers in taking the steps necessary to remain in compliance with EEOC guidelines.

Derek Hinton, a business development executive with more than 25 years of experience in employment screening, compliance and recruiting, will facilitate the webinar.  He is the author of “The Criminal Records Manual.”

To register for the free webinar, please visit, click on the HR Tools page and then on Webinar Signups.

About Safer Places, Inc. 

Safer Places, Inc. is a full-service firm that provides pre-employment screening, security consulting, tenant screening, and additional verification services for schools, private and public companies, property managers, property owners and anyone seeking to research an individual’s background. Since the events of September 11, 2001, the importance of background checks has taken on increased prominence, and Safer Places, Inc. has undertaken a number of educational initiatives for the public, including HRintel, a new service that provides education for HR professionals in the form of webinars and workshops; HRintel also includes an employment law attorney who will be available to answer HR related questions and free access to the State Rules Registry web site to allow clients the ability to research background screening laws specific to the state(s) they operate in.  Safer Places, Inc. also offers a series of specialized services including Character Assessment testing, Employee Photo IDs, and Integrated Applicant Tracking (ATS) services. Elements of a background check can include Social Security trace, criminal history search, education verification, checking with sex offender registries, drug testing, driving record/license verification, employment verification/references, terrorist watch lists, and credentials verification/history. Increasingly, companies are using background checks as a condition of continued employment, particularly when an individual is being considered for a new position or promotion. Safer Places, Inc. maintains offices at 25 Wareham Street, Middleboro, MA. Its principals are board certified in security management, holding the CPP (Certified Protection Professionals) designation form ASIS International and they maintain memberships in a number of organizations including the Society for Human Resource Management and ASIS International. For additional information, please visit or call (508) 947-0600.


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