A Strategic Approach to a Legally Compliant and Effective Background Screening Program | Sessions

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Concurrent Session
A Strategic Approach to a Legally Compliant and Effective Background Screening Program
In-Person Friday 09/10/2021 03:45 PM - 04:45 PM   Add to calendar

Competencies: Business (Behavioral), People (Technical), Workplace (Technical)
Workplace Application:
Attendees will get updated on federal and state laws, lawsuits and regulations controlling pre-employment background checks and audit your current practices. 

To avoid bad hiring decisions, employers are utilizing pre-employment background screening as a risk management tool. However, background checks are increasingly subject to litigation including class actions, legislation and regulation. Employers need a strategy to comply with their due diligence obligations, the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), allegations of discrimination and 'Ban the Box' laws designed to give ex-offenders a Second Chance. This session will audit key areas of legal compliance to help employers hire the best while avoiding legal fallout.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn how the Federal Fair Credit Reporting Act and similar state laws impact hiring.
  • Understand the impact of the EEOC guidance and 'Ban the Box' on the use of criminal records and the need to give ex-offenders a second chance.
  • Review the elements and defenses to negligent hiring lawsuits.
  • Understand the current explosion in class action lawsuits related to background checks.
  • How to audit your current practices for legal compliance and best practices.
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Presenter:
Lester S. Rosen, Attorney & CEO,
Employment Screening Resources (ESR)