Todd Higey, General Counsel for Employment Screening Services (ESS), has been invited to speak at the upcoming HR Southwest Conference in Dallas. Powered by DallasHR, an affiliate chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), HR Southwest is recognized as the official State of Texas SHRM conference and as one of the nation’s largest regional human resources events.
In the October 16 session entitled, “Their Past Impacts Your Future: Hiring Ex-Offenders”, Higey will address how employers can incorporate consideration of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s (EEOC) guidance on the use of criminal history information into an effective pre-employment background screening program.
In addition to his role as General Counsel, Higey serves as chair the PACER Task Force for the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS), an organization that advocates for improved access to quality federal criminal records. Previously, he served on the board of the Birmingham Society for Human Resource Management (BSHRM) as the co-chair of the Legal and Legislative Affairs Committee. Prior to joining ESS in 2014, Higey was in private practice, concentrating in labor and employment law.
ESS will also exhibit in the conference’s Marketplace in booth 313.