Criminal Background Checks in the Hiring Process - What Every Employer Needs to Know - EEOC and FCRA

On-Demand Schedule Sun, November 17, 2019 - Sun, November 24, 2019
Duration 90 Mins
Level Basic & Intermediate
Webinar ID IQW19I0915

  • Why it is in your interest to conduct a criminal background check
  • The EEOC position on criminal background checks
  • Best practices for use of criminal background checks in the hiring process
  • Step-by-step overview of FCRA requirements
  • Discussion of Ban the Box laws and how they impact the hiring process

Overview of the webinar

This training program will discuss why it is in your interest to conduct a criminal background check, the EEOC’s position on criminal background checks, Ban the Box laws, and how they impact the hiring process.

Who should attend?

  • Hiring Managers
  • HR Managers
  • HR Executives
  • Business Owners
  • Recruiters
  • HR Practitioners
  • CEOs
  • COOs and In-House Counsel
  • Employment Attorneys
  • Staffing Agency Professionals

Why should you attend?

Background checks, used correctly, are an invaluable tool for ensuring a safe, reliable workforce –and avoiding negligent hiring liability. At the same time, the use of criminal background checks in the hiring process is creating an increasing exposure to liability. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is aggressively pursuing this issue to ensure the practice does not have a disparate impact on minority applicants. Plaintiffs' class action attorneys are pursuing employers nationwide for failing to conform their background check process with the dictates and protections of the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA).

Finally, state and local governments continue to pass laws limiting how and when employers may inquire about applicants’ criminal histories and how they may use that information. This webinar will highlight lessons learned in the trenches, and offer insight into how to properly handle the sensitive use of criminal background check information.

Faculty - Ms. Janette Levey Frisch

Janette Levey Frisch, Founder of The EmpLAWyerologist Firm, has over 20 years of legal experience, more than 10 of which she has spent in Employment Law. It was during her tenure as sole in-house counsel for a mid-size staffing company headquartered in Central New Jersey, with operations all over the continental US, that she truly developed her passion for Employment Law.
Janette and The EmpLAWyerologist Firm operate under this core belief: It is possible, and it is in an employer’s best interest, to proactively solve workforce challenges before they become problems before they result in lawsuits or steep fines caused by government audits. Janette works with employers on most employment law issues, acting as the Employer’s Legal Wellness Professional — to ensure that employers are in the best position possible to avoid litigation, audits, employee relations problems, and the attendant, often exorbitant costs.
Janette authors the firm’s weekly blog, where you can read each week, in plain English (not legalese) about issues impacting employers today. Janette has written articles on many different employment law issues for many publications, including EEO Insight, Staffing Industry Review, @Law, and Chief Legal Officer. Janette has also spoken and trained on topics, such as Criminal Background Checks in the Hiring Process, Joint Employment, Severance Arrangements, Pre-Employment Screening among many, many others. Janette also serves as a Task Force Member of the Workplace Violence Prevention Institute, a multi-disciplinary organization dedicated to providing cutting edge resources to employers serious about taking a holistic, proactive approach to preventing and minimizing workplace violence.
 
 
 

Credits

HR (General) recertification credit hours toward aPHR™, PHR®, PHRca®, SPHR®, GPHR®, PHRi™ and SPHRi™ recertification through HR Certification Institute® (HRCI®). Please make note of the activity ID number on your recertification application form. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit the HR Certification Institute website at www.hrci.org

ComplianceIQ is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM. This program is valid for [1.5] PDCs for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit www.shrmcertification.org.

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