Latest in Employee Background Checks: Avoid Discrimination and Comply with Fair Credit Reporting Act

This webinar provides a brief overview of the use of background checks during the hiring process – what are they typically and why are they used by employers. We discuss the potential discriminatory disparate impact the use of criminal background checks may have on applicant pools. We also look at new trends in the enforcement of anti-discrimination laws, particularly by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), and ways for employers to stay out of trouble when utilizing criminal background checks. Learn the risks of background checks and how hiring without verification can be just as dangerous.

The webinar also provides an overview of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). We examine how FCRA may apply to background checks of applicants and employees, the notice requirements of FCRA, common pitfalls to avoid and legal liability for failure to comply. Finally, we discuss FCRA best practices.

Among the things you will learn in this program:

  • Best practices in the use of background checks in the employment setting
  • How to meet the “business necessity defense” if faced with a charge of discrimination
  • Common hiring practices that will not implicate FCRA
  • A step-by-step overview of complying with the notice requirements of FCRA.

Learn what you need to know before running your next background check. Watch the recording above.

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Webinar Details

Jennifer WarbergDate/Time:
Recorded: Wed., May 22
12 PM ET, 9 AM PT

Jennifer N. Warberg, Attorney

Duration: 60 minutes

Speaker: Crafting creative and practical solutions for employers is the cornerstone of Jennifer Warberg’s practice. She is a true team player who works closely with her clients and other attorneys to achieve the best possible outcome in every matter. Jennifer first became interested in litigation during an externship in law school with U.S. District Court Judge Barbara B. Crabb of the Western District of Wisconsin. After two years as a judicial clerk at the Multnomah County Circuit Court, Jennifer starting working in employment litigation. Jennifer focuses on the defense of administrative charges before BOLI and the EEOC and lawsuits in state and federal court on a wide range of issues including sexual harassment, discrimination, and wage and hour disputes.

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