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Background Checks: Best Practices & Legal Compliance

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Background Checks: Best Practices & Legal Compliance

Does your application or hiring process include background checks? Have you heard about the EEOC's guidance on the use of criminal background checks, but you don't understand how they fit into your background-check process?

After years of debate, the EEOC published controversial new guidance on employers' use of background-check policies and practices in 2012. Then, it used those guidelines to file a pair of important lawsuits — against BMW and Dollar General — alleging violation of federal discrimination law.

Every employer needs to be in compliance.

Pepsi thought it was. The company believed it was using background checks in a nondiscriminatory way. But the EEOC saw things differently. The result: Pepsi paid $3.2 million to settle an EEOC race-bias charge. Kmart also thought it was in compliance, but it was hit with a class-action lawsuit alleging violations of background-check laws including the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act. The result: Kmart paid a $3 million settlement.

The list of well-reported companies continues to grow… will you be next?

Don't wait for a lawsuit or EEOC charge to make sure you're in compliance. It's vital — for your company and your career — to get in line now with the EEOC's Enforcement Guidance on the Consideration of Arrests and Conviction Records.

Join us for Background Checks: Best Practices & Legal Compliance. You'll discover:

  • The legal risks of background checks (both criminal and credit).
  • When, if ever, you can consider arrest records in hiring.
  • The elements of a valid, legally-compliant background check consent form (the subject of almost all new FCRA class-action lawsuits).
  • How to comply with the EEOC Guidance that you perform an "individualized assessment" on applicants screened out by background checks. (Understand the 9 key factors to consider!)
  • The most important, practical takeaways from the EEOC Guidance and FCRA class-action lawsuits.

  • Best of all, your trainers for this presentation will be experts on this topic, attorneys Stephen Woods and Gus Su├írez. You can also ask them your own questions about this issue during the Q&A portion of the webinar.
Bottom line: The EEOC says its new rules mean employers have no more excuses for making mistakes on criminal background checks … and the risks can be huge. Add to that the class-action plaintiffs' lawyers alleging violations of the FCRA, and you have quite a problem. Get in compliance now! And, remember, this webinar has been approved for 1.25 hours of HRCI credit.

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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: 1.25

PACE
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