Webcast Outlining FCRA and Background Checks for HR Professionals Scheduled for September 26

Ory Tucker, the Client Experience Director of Employment Screening Resources® (ESR), will present a live webcast titled ‘The Federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) and Background Checks’ for the HR.com Institutes for Human Resources (IHR) Quality of Hire Virtual Conference on Thursday, September 26, 2013 from 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM ET. For information about the webcast and to register for the free event, visit http://www.hr.com/en?t=/contentManager/onStory&StoryID=1376612144688.

During the webcast, Tucker will provide a basic overview of the FCRA – the federal law that governs background checks – and cover the primary obligations of employers including the requirements for an employer certification, authorization for a background check, disclosures to the consumer, the concept of a “permissible” purpose, and information prohibited under the FCRA. She will also explain what to do when a negative background check is returned from a screening firm and the “adverse action” process.

Participants in this webcast for Human Resources Professionals, Recruiters, and Hiring Managers will:

  • Learn why knowledge of the federal FCRA and similar state laws is critical in the hiring process.
  • Learn the four basic steps needed for compliance with the FCRA.
  • Understand how the FCRA protects consumers and what an employer must do when a consumer disputes a background check report.

Other important topics covered in the webcast will include an applicant’s right to a re-investigation, how to handle a situation where an applicant maintains a background report is incomplete or inaccurate, and how to handle the investigation of a current employee. The session will also review other critical aspects of the FCRA including accuracy requirements, penalties for negligent or willful violation of the law, how state laws may add additional obligations, and how the FCRA may apply to social media searches.

To avoid bad hiring decisions, employers have increasingly turned to pre-employment background screening as a risk management tool. However, no screening program can be conducted without a full understanding of the FCRA. The failure to understand and follow the FCRA can result in expensive and time consuming litigation with businesses paying multi-million dollar settlements. Employers that do not take the time to fully comply with the FCRA could well find themselves risking extensive litigation.

Orianna “Ory” Tucker joined Employment Screening Resources (ESR) in 2011 and holds the position of Client Experience Director. She has worked in the consumer reporting industry since 2005 in client services, operations, and compliance. Tucker is a member of the member of the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS®) and Professionals In Human Resources Association (PIHRA). She also holds a Bachelor of Science (BS), cum laude, in criminal justice from California Lutheran University.

Founded in 1997, Employment Screening Resources (ESR) – ‘The Background Check Authority®’ – is a nationwide background screening firm located in the San Francisco, California area that is accredited by the NAPBS as an Employment Screening Agency in the United States. For more information about background checks from Employment Screening Resources (ESR), visit http://www.ESRcheck.com or call Toll Free 888.999.4474. For information about the ‘ESR Speaks’ background check training program, visit http://www.esrcheck.com/ESR_Speaks.php.

Source: http://www.hr.com/en?t=/contentManager/onStory&StoryID=1343138471400

About Employment Screening Resources® (ESR):

Founded by safe hiring expert Attorney Les Rosen in 1997, Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) – ‘The Background Check Authority®’– provides accurate and actionable information that empowers employers to make informed hiring decisions for the benefit of their organizations, employees, and the public. CEO Rosen literally wrote the book on background checks with “The Safe Hiring Manual” and ESR is accredited by The National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS), a distinction held by a small percent of screening firms. Employers choosing ESR know they have selected an agency meeting the highest industry standards. To learn more about ESR, visit http://www.esrcheck.com or call toll free 888.999.4474.

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