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PRESS RELEASE
7-12-13

EEOC’s Washington Field Office to Hold Advanced EEO Workshops on July 17 in Washington

Expert Attorneys Will Speak on Cutting-Edge Issues

WASHINGTON  -- The EEOC Training Institute and Washington Field Office of the U.S. Equal  Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) are pleased to announce their 7th  annual Advanced EEO Workshops, to be held on Wednesday,  July 17, 2013, at ASAE & the  Center for Association Leadership Conference Center, 1575 I Street, N.W.,  Washington, D.C. 

Two  in-depth and stimulating half-day workshops, led by attorneys who are experts  in equal employment opportunity (EEO) law, will provide the latest insights and perspectives on this fast-evolving  subject to experienced practitioners involved in making critical EEO decisions.  The morning workshop on ADA/FMLA/workers'  compensation, presented by panelists from EEOC's  Office of Legal Counsel and the Department of Labor, will offer valuable  guidance on leave and accommoda­tion issues under the Americans with  Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993  (FMLA), and state workers' compensation laws.  

Panelists in the afternoon workshop, entitled "Skeletons in the Closet? -- The  Impact of Employment Screening Procedures on Recruitment and Hiring," will explore the cutting-edge topics of consumer credit  reports, criminal records, social media searches and other new background checks  that can pose major challenges for individuals in obtaining and maintaining employment.

The  fee of $175 for each workshop includes breakfast, snacks and detailed course  notes.  Lunch will also be served to  registrants who attend both the morning and afternoon workshops.

Registration for these training events is now open at the EEOC's Training  Institute website at www.eeotraining.eeoc.gov.  For registration questions, contact 703-291-0880  or 866-446-0940 (800.828.1120 TTY) or eeoc.traininginstitute@eeoc.gov.  Please contact the Workshop Coordinator above  to obtain further details.