Background Check Pitfalls webinar
Are your background check practices legally compliant?
By Tim O’Toole
The Mason Contractors Association of America (MCAA) will present Background Check Pitfalls on Wednesday, May 20, 2015, at 10:00 AM CDT.
Does your company use criminal or credit background checks as part of the hiring process? If so, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has its eye on you. The use of criminal convictions and arrest records may violate Title VII of the Civil Rights Act. Moreover, failing to get the proper release or give the proper notices may violate the Fair Credit Reporting Act.
This informative webinar will assist companies with auditing their background check practices for legal compliance. It will provide guidance on the recent focus agencies and courts are giving to the practice of using criminal and credit information as a tool for selecting applicants. This webinar will also assist managers with the decision of what information they can and should use to make their hiring decisions.
King & Ballow is one of the nation’s preeminent law firms, providing comprehensive legal services in a variety of practice areas to individuals and companies in all 50 states and around the globe. King & Ballow’s attorneys work with clients to implement proactive measures and set the groundwork to prevent disputes before litigation becomes necessary. King & Ballow believes time spent on training and preventative counseling is more productive for their clients than time spent in court. This philosophy is emphasized in King & Ballow’s array of seminars and webinars provided to both clients and the public.
Angelita E. Fisher is a partner in King & Ballow’s Discrimination Law Section. Ms. Fisher regularly counsels managers, supervisors and Human Resource professionals in areas including hiring, interviews, investigations, terminations and leave issues. She represents employers before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, state commissions and state and federal courts in employment matters including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act and other state and federal employment laws. She has conducted seminars and in-house training for clients throughout the country.
DISCLAIMER: The material on this alert and upcoming webinar has been prepared by King & Ballow Law Offices, located at 315 Union Street, Nashville, TN 37201 and 6540 Lusk Boulevard, San Diego, California 92121, and may be considered advertising in some jurisdictions under the applicable law and ethical rules. The material is for informational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice or create an attorney-client relationship. ATTORNEY ADVERTISING pursuant to Tennessee Rules of Professional Conduct 7.3.
Mason contractors registered for Masonry Certification will receive 1.00 credits in the Ethics and Business Practices discipline upon completion of this course.
This webinar is free to all attendees. Register for Background Check Pitfalls at www.masoncontractors.org/live.
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About the Author
Tim O’Toole is the Director of Marketing, Education, and Information Technology for the MCAA. He has a Masters in Business Administration from Webster University and has worked in the masonry industry since 2003.