OPENonline to Host Second HRCI-Approved Legal Update Webinar Due to Overwhelming Turnout

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OPENonline, a leading provider of employment background screening services that is accredited by the NAPBS Background Screening Credentialing Council, will host a second complimentary webinar for HR professionals to update them on the background screening process and how to remain compliant. The second opportunity to attend the HRCI-approved webinar, “Is Your Background Check Process Compliant? (The Changing Landscape of Background Checks),” is on December 4 at 2:00pm EST and will be led by Karen Kontras, Certified Safe Hiring Specialist and Compliance and Quality Assurance Administrator at OPENonline.

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...our last webinar was the highest in our companies history, [assuring us] that there is a continued need for useful action-items to assist [compliance] teams with best-practices

OPENonline, a leading provider of employment background screening services that is accredited by the NAPBS Background Screening Credentialing Council, will host a second complimentary webinar for HR professionals to update them on the background screening process and how to remain compliant. The first webinar – on November 8th, 2012 – was the highest turnout in OPENonline’s history.

The second opportunity to attend the HRCI-approved webinar, “Is Your Background Check Process Compliant? (The Changing Landscape of Background Checks),” is on December 4 at 2:00pm EST and will be led by Karen Kontras, Certified Safe Hiring Specialist and Compliance and Quality Assurance Administrator at OPENonline.

December’s OPENonline webinar addresses the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s (EEOC) updated Enforcement Guidance and how it affects the use of arrest and conviction records in the hiring process. In addition, Kontras discusses the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) -now the enforcing agency for the FCRA - and the many state laws that have changed regarding the use of credit reports and social networking sites. With such monumental changes across the country, it is imperative that companies know how to remain compliant during the background screening process.

“The shifting landscape of background screening requirements and regulations have triggered a lot of controversy and confusion in the industry,” said Heather Browning, Executive Vice President of OPENonline. “Compliance teams are faced with numerous challenges when it comes to assessing the risk of negligent hiring and disparate-impact claims. Our last webinar was the highest in our companies history which assures us that there is a need for useful action-items to assist compliance teams with best-practices.”

The webinar – approved for 1 (General) re-certification credit hour toward PHR, SPHR and GPHR re-certification through the HR Certification Institute – is the first in OPENonline’s Continued Compliance Education series.

To register for the webinar, click here.

About OPENonline
Accredited by the NAPBS® Background Screening Credentialing Council, OPENonline is a leading provider of background screening and investigative solutions. OPENonline offers a broad range of employment screening, drug screening and employment eligibility verification services, including SelectHire®, a one stop solution for employment screening. The company is dedicated to helping customers save time and money by providing background information that is current, accurate and compliant with exceptional customer service. For more information, visit http://www.OPENonline.com or call 1-800-935-6736.

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