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Background Checks: How To Reduce Liability And Operate Within Legal Boundaries

SKU:WC-1020263
Date / Time: Recorded
Format: Webcast
Description:

True or false: You can face legal liability if you do background checks.
True or false: You can face legal liability if you don’t do background checks.

Given the right circumstances, both may be true!

If you overstep state and federal laws that regulate your ability to collect and use certain types of information, you could land in legal hot water. But what if you don't? Let’s say you hire someone who has engaged in workplace violence, and he assaults a coworker at your organization. You could be on the hook for negligent hiring if you didn’t conduct a check that would have revealed this critical information.

Background checks can get costly so it’s important to recognize which screenings you really need. For example, if the job doesn’t involve driving, you wouldn’t need a candidate’s driving history. But, if a potential hire claims to have a master’s degree, and the position demands it, it's worth checking those credentials out.

Join us for valuable insight into what information you need about your next potential employee, how to go about the background check process, which investigations are necessary for the particular job slot, and the legal limitations on what you may request.

Learning Objectives

  • How and when to conduct background checks
  • How background checks can help define the potential employee’s character and fit for the job
  • The types of information available through different types of background checks
  • How to screen applicants who give the wrong information on applications
  • How to evaluate which background checks are needed for a given job
  • The legal bounds on credit checks under the Fair Credit Reporting Act
  • The EEOC position on what’s legally permissible—and what isn’t—when conducting background checks
  • How to proceed if you decide not to hire based on what a background check reveals
  • And much more!
About Your Presenter

Lauren Russell, Esq.
Attorney
Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP

Atorney Lauren Russell has represented employers on a range of issues relating to compliance with local, state, and federal employment laws and constitutional provisions. Ms. Russell also regularly assists clients in administrative proceedings before state agencies, including the Unemployment Insurance Appeals Board. She has litigated a wide variety of employment-related matters to successful resolutions, including employment discrimination cases under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, non-competition cases, and constitutional law cases. In addition to litigation, Ms. Russell counsels employers on a broad range of topics, including revision of handbooks and related policies to ensure compliance with state and federal employment and labor statutes. She also conducts on-site training on legal compliance, including sexual-harassment training.

About Webcasts / Audio Conferences / Podcasts:

Webcasts, audio conferences, and podcasts are presentations that you attend via the Internet, phone, or mobile device at a specified date and time for "live" versions, or at your convenience for "recorded" and "On-Demand" versions.

The live versions are interactive, meaning that participants can ask questions in real time, plus are a very cost-effective form of training because 1) you receive fast, convenient learning without any out-of-office time; 2) you can invite as many colleagues as you'd like to listen in on a single phone line; 3) you incur no travel expenses; and 4) you and your colleagues are back at work immediately after the session ends!

And though with recorded versions you do lose the ability to ask questions, you gain the ability to hear the presentation numerous times and to share it with others in your office.

Handout materials and the phone number for live presentations are made available to you prior to the event via email from the presenter and from the "MyAccount" link on the menu bar. Copies of the presentations are included with recorded versions.

Licenses / Designations / Educational Credits:PHR / SPHR Re-Certification Credits
All US States: 1.5
About The Provider: BLR® is the leader in helping organizations, and their employees, reduce safety, environmental and employment compliance-related legal exposure, stay on the right side of law, and achieve their full potential. We offer best-in-class compliance product and services that includes news, information & analysis, best practice guidance, employee training and turn-key tools delivered in a wide range of formats from online applications, live events and websites to books, CD's, Video, Posters and newsletters geared to all sized organizations and industries.
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