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Conducting Employment-Related Background Checks:
Minimizing Your Risks
Recorded on January 21, 2016

During the interview, job candidates may look perfect. Conducting background checks, however, can raise red flags before you make the job offer, saving you from hiring a problem employee. Unfortunately, the way many employers conduct those background checks violates the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) and state laws.

In using third parties for background screening, many employers don’t inform job applicants properly and get authorization to proceed. Employers don’t understand their obligations when negative information comes to light. Even one wrong move can trigger FCRA noncompliance. The costs can quickly add up, especially since job applicants themselves can seek statutory damages, actual and punitive damages. 

Are you at risk? Here’s how to tell—and how to align your internal hiring processes with today’s best practices for avoiding FCRA mistakes.

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During the interview, job candidates may look perfect. Conducting background checks, however, can raise red flags before you make the job offer, saving you from hiring a problem employee. Unfortunately, the way many employers conduct those background checks violates the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) and state laws.

In using third parties for background screening, many employers don’t inform job applicants properly and get authorization to proceed. Employers don’t understand their obligations when negative information comes to light. Even one wrong move can trigger FCRA noncompliance. The costs can quickly add up, especially since job applicants themselves can seek statutory damages, actual and punitive damages. 

Are you at risk? Here’s how to tell—and how to align your internal hiring processes with today’s best practices for avoiding FCRA mistakes.

Register now for Conducting Employment-Related Background Checks: Minimizing Your Risks.

In this 90-minute webinar, employment law expert Richard Greenberg provides practical, troubleshooting guidance for checking job applicants’ backgrounds without violating the FCRA—or getting sued for statutory, actual and punitive damages. Step by step, you’ll learn how to comply with FCRA-mandated disclosure as well as the law’s requirements on authorization and pre-adverse and adverse actions.

Reserve your space now to ensure compliance with the FCRA and associated state law, including:

  • A clear understanding of current disclosure and authorization requirements
  • How to meet employer obligations related to pre-adverse and adverse actions 
  • How to handle novel issues
  • How to apply substantive decision making
  • Awareness of recent legislation, case law and other developments offering insights the right—and wrong—ways to approach employment-related background checks

Remember, “business as usual” with background checks could now expose you to steep penalties for noncompliance with the FCRA. It could also open the door for job applicants to sue you for for statutory, actual and punitive damages plus attorney fees. Get the guidance to find good employees without triggering costly legal problems: 

The most up-to-date guidance.  You’ll explore compliance pitfalls associated with credit reports, consumer investigative reports, and employment background checks. From using the information in those reports, to understanding the latest litigation trends and developments shaping employer responsibilities, you’ll gain a clear understanding of what is—and isn’t—permitted. In addition, you’ll have the chance to ask your own questions during the Q&A portion of the webinar.

Meet Your Webinar Leader
Richard Greenberg is a Shareholder in the New York City, New York, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. He advises both unionized and union-free clients on a full-range of labor and employee relations matters. With respect to traditional labor matters, Mr. Greenberg represents clients in collective bargaining negotiations, labor disputes, grievances and arbitrations, proceedings before the National Labor Relations Board, and in state and federal court. Mr. Greenberg also advises clients on the legal aspects of remaining union-free. With respect to employee relations matters, Mr. Greenberg has extensive experience assisting clients in numerous industries with the development and maintenance of personnel policies and personnel infrastructures. In this regard, Mr. Greenberg often works on these issues with clients as business needs and culture change as a result of business transactions, such as mergers and acquisitions.

Who Will Benefit
This webinar is of value to any company that hires employees. Attendees who will benefit most include:
•    Directors of human resources
•    Directors of operations
•    CEOs 
•    Office managers

Don't wait, register your entire team today! 

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Competencies: Ethical Practice
Area of Knowledge: US Employment Law
Level of Experience: All Levels


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