Conducting Background and Credit Checks Webinar
Time: 10:00 AM PST | 01:00 PM EST
Duration: 60 Minutes
Instructor: Gayla R. Sherry
Employment background checks are also known as consumer reports. They can include information from a variety of sources, including credit reports and criminal records. When you use consumer reports to make employment decisions, including hiring, retention, promotion or reassignment, you must comply with the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). Several administrative agencies guide the use of background checks for employers. These agencies include The Federal Trade Commission, which previously enforced the FCRA, but that responsibility was transferred to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) in 2013. In addition, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has issued guidance on use of background checks related to criminal activity, including arrest and conviction records. Financial institutions are further guided by the Federal Deposit Insurance Act, overseen by the FDIC.
The maze of administrative guidance can be further complicated by the logistics of the background check process. Effective January 1, 2013, employers must use updated federal forms as a part of the background check process. At the end of this session, the speaker will handle your specific questions and address any challenges you have had in conducting background and credit checks.
Why Should you Attend:
Attend this webinar if your company has job vacancies to fill; you are also thinking about promoting some employees from within the company; You have narrowed your choices from the stack of applications and resumes and want to run background checks. This webinar will talk about The EEOC´s "Green Factors", complying with the FCRA, how to perform the background and credit checks and more.
Objectives of the Presentation:
The objectives of the presentation are to deal with topics including:
- Background and criminal checks compliance
- Job relatedness and consistent with business necessity
- The EEOC´s "Green Factors"
- Arrest and conviction records
- Complying with the FCRA
- Before You get a consumer report
- Before You take adverse action
- After You take an adverse action
- Investigative reports
- Disposing of consumer reports
- Required forms: Summary of rights under the FCRA, notice to users of consumer reports of their obligations under the FCRA, notice to furnishers of information of their obligations under the FCRA.
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