How to Legally Use Background Checks and Avoid the EEOC
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Michael D. Haberman is a consultant, speaker, writer, and teacher. He is President of Omega HR Consulting, a consulting and services company offering complete human resources solutions. Mike brings 35+ years of experience in dealing with the challenges of Human Resources in the 21st century. He has a Master's in HR and is certified as a Senior HR professional. He has over 18 years’ experience in the class room teaching human resources fundamentals and certification preparation.

Mike is the author of the Human Resources blog found at , which has been recognized as top human resources related blogs. He has also been named a top Digital Influencer in Human Resources.

Mike has gained a reputation as a compliance expert and as an HR futurist. He speaks on a variety of subjects to business associations, human resource associations, and business based civic clubs. He has presented numerous webinars on various HR related issues.

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This webinar provides an overview of the use of background checks during the hiring process – what are they typically and why are they used by employers. The Presentation will also discuss the potential discriminatory disparate impact the use of criminal background checks may have on applicant pools. New trends in the enforcement of anti-discrimination laws, particularly by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), and ways for employers to stay out of trouble when utilizing criminal background checks will also be covered in this session.

The EEOC best practices for background checks and the impact of the Fair Credit Reporting Act on the background check process are important for companies to follow to avoid trouble with the EEOC.

Learning Objectives

  • How the EEOC considers background check to be potentially discriminatory
  • Understand the importance of the individual assessment
  • Understand the provisions of the Fair Credit Reporting Act
  • Why background checks are important
  • The EEOC Best practices guidance
  • Sample policy
  • The impact the Fair Credit Reporting Act has on background checks
  • Adverse actions procedures
  • Problems that may arise

Who Should Attend

  • Office Managers
  • Human Resources Practitioners
  • HR Managers
  • Supervisors
  • Business Owners
  • Administrative Assistants
  • Employee Relations Executives and Professionals
  • Chief Executive Officers
  • Financial Executives
  • Risk Managers that are in Small and Midsize Companies
  • Executives
  • Recruiters
  • Anyone with a role in the Hiring Process

Why Should You Attend

It is important to learn what the Recent Changes in EEOC Guidelines mean to you, today, and how they will affect your hiring in the future. The webinar provides an overview of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). The speaker examines how FCRA may apply to background checks of applicants and employees, the notice requirements of FCRA, common pitfalls to avoid any legal liability for failure to comply. Finally, the webinar will also discuss FCRA best practices.

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