Columbus, Ohio (PRWEB) June 24, 2014
OPENonline, a leading provider of employment background screening services that is accredited by the NAPBS® Background Screening Credentialing Council, will host an HRCI-approved webinar for HR professionals about the applicant experience - from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) guidance to the Federal Trade Commissions (FTC) requirements. The complimentary webinar, “7 Reasons To Go Green With Your Background Checks: The EEOC Green Factors,” will also review compliance requirements for employers, including the Ban the Box movement, and the expectations employers should have from their background screening provider. The webinar will take place on Thursday, June 26, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. EST and will be led Karen Kontras, Certified Safe Hiring Specialist and Compliance and Quality Assurance Administrator at OPENonline. register now »
Ban the Box works to remove the question, “Have you ever been convicted of a crime?” from initial job applications, deferring such inquiries until later in the hiring process when the information can be fairly weighed in light of an applicant’s qualifications. The movement has resulted in a patchwork of laws, making it increasingly difficult to perform what most employers would consider even the most basic due diligence in the screening process. In addition to Ban the Box, the EEOC Guidance on the use of arrest and conviction records in the hiring process has created additional confusion for employers on the proper usages of criminal records for employment screening.
“The pressure on employers to understand and adhere to the compliance and regulation from the EEOC continues to raise a number of questions,” said Heather Browning, Executive Vice President of OPENonline. “We hope our complimentary legal update webinar will help hiring managers navigate the endless restrictions, requirements, and best practices when it comes to background checks in the employment screening process.”
The webinar, “7 Reasons To Go Green With Your Background Checks: The EEOC Green Factors,” has been approved for 1 (General) re-certification credit hour toward PHR, SPHR and GPHR re-certification through the HR Certification Institute. register now »
About OPENonline’s Continued Compliance Education Series
OPENonline’s Continued Compliance Education Series kicked off with the webinar “Does Ban the Box Mean Ban the Background Check?” The webinar served as a follow up to OPENonline’s successful White Paper, “Protecting your Rights or Disguising your Past? How the once unknown Ban the Box movement has sparked a nationwide debate.” Additionally, OPENonline’s Continued Compliance Education Series has featured, “Reflection of the FCRA,” which reviewed recent class action lawsuits and how the EEOC, state and federal laws affect the use of background reports; “Is Your Background Check Process Compliant? The Changing Landscape of Background Checks” about the EEOC’s updated Enforcement Guidance on the use of arrest and conviction records in the hiring process; “Same Story, Different Day: The Attorney’s Perspective on the EEOC and FCRA” regarding employer compliance with the EEOC and FCRA and; “I-9 & E-Verify Compliance” about the penalties ICE and Office of Special Counsel (OSC) can impose for non-compliance.
OPENonline is accredited by the NAPBS Background Screening Credentialing Council and is the leading provider of background screening and investigative solutions. OPENonline is headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, and serves clients around the world. The company has offices throughout the United States, with primary administrative locations in Ohio, Oregon and California. 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. Each of OPENonline’s Safe Hiring Background Specialists are U.S. –based, FCRA certified and compliant with state and federal laws. For more information, visit http://www.OPENonline.com or call 1-888-381-5656.