Negligent Hiring and Background Checks - Best Practices and Legal Compliance - Webinar

  • ID: 3608763
  • Webinar
  • Region: Global
  • 90 Minutes
  • Redstone Learning
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Course Description:

Negligent hiring is one of the fastest growing areas of employment litigation. Learn legally complaint best practices to keep a business productive and out of court, including how to obtain and utilize criminal record and background information on job applicants. Get updated on the recent legal developments, and review case studies to demonstrate what steps employers should take and mistakes to avoid. Hear about cutting edge issues, such as the use of social networking sites and the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) approach to the use of criminal records. Learn steps a firm can take immediately to avoid a bad hire.

To avoid bad hiring decisions, employers are utilizing pre-employment background screening as a risk management tool. However, background checks are increasingly subject to litigation, legislation, and regulation. There has been an explosion of class action lawsuits as well as actions by federal agencies based on allegations that employers failed to follow the law. This course will audit ten key areas of legal compliance designed to help employers hire the best while avoiding legal fallout.

Course Objective:

Employee problems are caused by problem employees, and this course will help HR professionals avoid bad hires in the first place by practicing due diligence in their hiring programs. Employers will get updated on federal and state laws, lawsuits and regulations controlling pre-employment screening background checks and audit their current practices for legal compliance.

Target Audience:

- Human Resources Professionals
- Hiring and Employment managers
- Employers and Business owners
- Talent Management Officers
- Risk, Audit, and Compliance Personnel
- Anyone involved with the hiring and/or retention process at a company
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Course Outline:

- Learn why background checks and due diligence have become mission critical for employers.
- Understand the basics of a negligent hiring lawsuit and defenses that work and do not work.
- Get acquainted with cutting edge issues such as the new EEOC focus on criminal records and credit reports and the use of social network sites.
- Understand the impact of the EEOC Guidance on the use of criminal records
- Learn how to spent fraudulent employment and education credentials.
- Learn steps your organization can take today to implement a legally compliant program and to hire the best employees.
- Learn how the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) and state laws impacts hiring.
- Review the elements and defenses to negligent hiring lawsuits
- Understand the current explosion in class action lawsuits related to background checks.
- Audit your current practices for legal compliance.
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Attorney Lester Rosen is Founder and CEO ofEmployment Screening Resources (ESR), a nationwide background check firmaccredited by the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS).He is the author of "The Safe Hiring Manual," the first comprehensiveguide to background checks, and a frequent speaker at national and statewideconferences. He was the chairperson of the steering committee that founded theNAPBS and served as first co-chair. He alsohas qualified as an expert witnesson issues surrounding safe hiring and due diligence.
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