What Employers Need to Know About Background Checks
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The EEOC, Congress, and many state legislatures are closely scrutinizing how employers use background checks, especially criminal histories and credit reports. This presentation will walk employers ...
The EEOC, Congress, and many state legislatures are closely scrutinizing how employers use background checks, especially criminal histories and credit reports. This presentation will walk employers through the process of preparing a background screening policy that helps ensure a safe and productive workforce while staying out of regulators’ cross hairs.
On April 25th, 2012, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission issued new “enforcement guidance on the consideration of arrest and conviction records in employment decisions under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.”
This was the first guidance on this topic issued by the EEOC in more than 20 years and reflects the EEOC’s recent scrutiny of employers’ use of criminal records in making employment decisions.
In addition to Title VII, other federal and state laws regulate employer’s use of criminal records, credit reports, and other information.
This presentation will walk employers through the process of preparing a background screening policy that helps ensure a safe and productive workforce while staying out of regulators’ and plaintiffs’ attorneys’ crosshairs.
In this presentation, we’ll cover:
The legal and safety reasons employers conduct thorough background checks.
Employers’ responsibilities under the Fair Credit Reporting Act.
Considerations in developing a background check and due diligence policy.
Title VII of The Civil Rights Act of 1964 and its application to background checks.
State-specific laws governing background checks.
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Contact: http://www.imperativeinfo.com/contact/I. The Case for Background Screening
II. Strengths and Weaknesses of Criminal Background Screening Tools
III. Verification of Credentials and Work History
IV. The Fair Credit Reporting Act
V. Title VII and EEOC Scrutiny of Background Checks
VI. State Law Considerations
VII. Identity Theft in Criminal Records
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