Background Screening Pitfalls: Ban the Box Laws, Assessments, and Compliance TrapsM



In today’s litigious environment, performing background checks is more important than ever. However, employers are hearing a lot of incorrect information about compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act, negligent hiring, “ban-the-box” laws, and individualized assessments. Having incorrect applicant consent forms has cost many employers millions of dollars in class action lawsuits, and businesses may have to pay large fines if they ask about criminal convictions on a job application in a state that has banned the box—and that’s just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to background screening. This session is a must for all staffing professionals who are responsible for talent management, hiring, and recruiting, or compliance practices in their firms.

During this webinar, attendees will learn

  • What “ban-the-box” laws require and how to perform and individualized assessments
  • What is involved in an adverse action process
  • Litigation trends and other compliance traps and how to avoid them


Debra Keller, vice president of operations, Reference Services

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