2.2 Background Check Best Practices: Being Smart With Your Background Checks As Legal Risk Grows

In recent years, numerous employers’ background screening programs have come under attack in class action and single-plaintiff lawsuits. This session will provide practical tips for reducing the risks associated with conducting background screenings and allow employers to understand their responsibility under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) and local jurisdictions.  This particular program will provide employers a clear understanding of the laws that they are confronted with, which will allow them to make informed hiring decisions within their organization.

Participants will:

Learn about the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) and how it will affect them when making a hiring decision when conducting background checks.

Gain an understanding of other state laws that are enforced when requesting background information.

Learn about adverse action procedures and disclosures/authorization procedures.