Webinar Series Continues on March 18 Focusing on Employer’s Responsibilities under the Fair Credit Reporting Act

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Background investigations expert Mike Coffey, SPHR, continues his series of free HRCI-approved webinars on March 18, 2015 with his presentation “The Fair Credit Reporting Act’s Requirements for Employers”

Free webinar, Wednesday, March 18, 2015 - "The Fair Credit Reporting Act's Requirements for Employers" presented by Mike Coffey, SPHR

Free webinar, Wednesday, March 18, 2015 - "The Fair Credit Reporting Act's Requirements for Employers" presented by Mike Coffey, SPHR

Mike Coffey, president of Imperative Information Group, will present the webinar “The Fair Credit Reporting Act’s Requirements for Employers”.

The federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) covers all employment-related background checks purchased by employers. This webinar will cover employers’ responsibilities under the FCRA, which is the hottest area of background check related litigation.

Webinar – “The Fair Credit Reporting Act’s Requirements for Employers”

Presented by: Mike Coffey, SPHR
When: 3/18/2015
Start Time: 1:00 p.m. Central Time
End Time: 2:00 p.m. Central Time

HR professionals and business owners can register for this webinar at http://www.imperativeinfo.com/03_18_2015

This webinar is one of six webinars in a series designed to guide employers on conducting legal and effective background checks. All Imperative webinars are complimentary and approved for one hour of general recertification credit through the HR Certification Institute.

Other topics in this series include:

April 21: Background Screening Policy Considerations to Avoid Discrimination Claims - On April 25th, 2012, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission issued new “enforcement guidance on the consideration of arrest and conviction records in employment decisions under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.” This was the first guidance on this topic issued by the EEOC in more than 20 years and reflects the EEOC’s recent scrutiny of employers’ use of criminal records in making employment decisions. In addition to Title VII, other federal and state laws regulate employer’s use of criminal records, credit reports, and other information.

This presentation will walk employers through the process of preparing a background screening policy that helps ensure a safe and productive workforce while staying out of regulators’ and plaintiffs’ attorneys’ crosshairs.

May 19: Outside the Box: Developing a Legally Compliant and Effective Criminal History Inquiry-Nationwide, the “ban the box” movement is limiting when and what employers can ask applicants about their criminal history. Federal agencies like the EEOC, state legislatures, and even municipalities have weighed in on this topic, leaving employers in a quandary as to how to make an informed hiring decision without running afoul of myriad laws. In this one-hour presentation, we will examine the issues surrounding “ban the box” and potential responses from employers.

June 16: Developing a Criminal History Evaluation Tool - In order to effectively and consistently evaluate the criminal histories of prospective and current employees, it is important that employers consider which criminal offenses are relevant to specific jobs. Additionally, the age and frequency of offenses should also be considered when evaluating relevancy. However, Mike Coffey, SPHR, president of Imperative Information Group, maintains that criminal records, even those that are not directly related to a particular position’s risk factors, may still be relevant in selecting the right candidate. In this webinar, Mike will walk through the federal, state, and local issues surrounding employers’ evaluation of candidates’ criminal history information. Mike will also review tools for developing and documenting policies concerning the impact of individuals’ criminal histories on their employment eligibility

July 21: DOT Driver Qualifications and Background Checks - The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations list a host of requirements for employers regulated by the federal Department of Transportation. In this presentation, Mike will discuss the FMCSR’s requirements for the application and employment background check process.

About Mike Coffey and Imperative Information Group:

Mike Coffey is an HRCI-certified Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR). He regularly speaks to professional and community groups on a wide range of topics. He is an expert in background investigations and president of Imperative Information Group, a background investigations firm located in Fort Worth, Texas which serves small to medium sized employers.

Imperative Information Group is one of three founding members of Concerned CRA’s, a group of more than 200 background screening companies raising awareness of consumer protection issues in employment background screening. For more information about Imperative Information Group, please visit imperativeinfo.com or contact Mike Coffey or Andrew Parsons at 877-473-2287.

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