Webinar explores compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act, EEOC and “Ban the Box”
TAMPA (May 18, 2017) – A recent streak of class action lawsuits has alleged that employers using third parties to perform background checks are not complying with the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). In-house counsel, human resources professionals and hiring managers should keep these allegations in mind and be aware of the policies and procedures that can protect their organizations from the risks of non-compliance with the FCRA.
Attorneys with the Tampa office of Fisher Phillips will brief employers and human resources professionals on key background check compliance issues related to the FCRA during a live webinar on Tuesday, May 23. The discussion will also explore how FCRA requirements intersect with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s (EEOC) protocols for background checks, as well as the ever-growing “ban the box” movement, which seeks to limit the use of criminal background checks.
The webinar, called “The New Bermuda Triangle: The Intersection of the Fair Credit Reporting Act, the EEOC’s Pronouncements on Background Checks, and the State and Local ‘Ban the Box’ Movement,” is the third installment in a bimonthly educational series called “What Every Employer Needs to Know.” The free series, led by labor and employment attorneys Theresa Gallion and Brett Owens, aims to highlight critical labor and employment law topics throughout the year.
Gallion, a founding partner of the firm’s Tampa and Orlando offices, has been practicing labor and employment law for 34 years and is one of the firm’s most experienced trial lawyers. She specializes in complex employment litigation and collective actions, representing clients in a wide variety of industries, including hospitality, healthcare, education, retail and telecommunications.
Owens, an associate, joined Fisher Phillips in November 2016. His practices include employment discrimination and harassment, labor and employment litigation, litigation of employment disputes, jury trials and wrongful termination suits.
The May 23 webinar lasts from noon to 1:15 p.m. To register, visit www.register.gotowebinar.com/register/17509320846990054.
Webinars are scheduled bi-monthly through the end of the year. A full list of the upcoming sessions is below:
• “Doing a Man’s Job for a Woman’s Pay” – The Equal Pay Act and Evolving Pay Equality Mandates
Tuesday, July 25, 12- 1:15 p.m. EST
As claims that women are paid less than their male counterparts continue to grow in this country, this webinar seeks to provide a better understanding of the Equal Pay Act. Fisher Phillips attorneys will also go over the collective action certification process for related lawsuits and the anticipated Employer Information Report EEO-1 pay reporting requirements.
• Difficult Conversations With Your “Problem” Employees
Tuesday, September 19, 12 – 1:15 p.m. EST
Every workplace eventually comes across an employee or two that creates a breach in the workplace dynamic. This webinar addresses how to create an atmosphere designed to encourage employees to recognize problems, tell the truth, and get to a resolution.
• New Year, New Rules! Is Your Employee Handbook Up to Date? Heading Into the Holiday Season, We Discuss All Things Policy-Oriented
Tuesday, November 14, 12 – 1:15 p.m. EST
It’s never too early to begin thinking about New Year’s resolutions and updating an employee handbook. This webinar focuses on the dos and don’ts of employee handbooks and provide practical strategies for making them valuable management tools.
Previous webinars are available for playback at www.fisherphillips.com/newsroom-events-2017-what-every-employer-needs-to-know.
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