Employers: Your Use of Criminal Records Could Get You Sued
1.25 SHRM PDCs, 1.25 HR Credit | Competencies: HR Expertise, Critical Evaluation | Intended Audience: Mid-Level
Learn how to ensure that your use of criminal record checks in hiring does not land you in court or under investigation.
You know that conducting criminal background checks is essential to hiring the best candidates and minimizing negligent hiring liability. But there has been a seismic shift in legislation and regulations surrounding the use of criminal records, and companies that have not adjusted their policies risk lawsuits, including expensive class actions. This session will demonstrate that creating a background check policy that is legally compliant is a necessity for any company that performs criminal background checks. You will learn which laws affect your organization and what should be in your organization’s policy. This session will cover:
· How the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act and state laws regulate the use of criminal records.
· The impact of EEOC guidance on the use of criminal records.
· Why the “ban-the-box” movement is reaching a national tipping point and what you can do to prepare.
· The steps you should take to avoid inaccurate background check results.
· How to audit your current practices for legal compliance.