Date: Friday, September 30, 2016
Time: Registration and networking from 8:00 to 8:30 a.m.
Presentation from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m.
Q&A session from 9:30 to 10:00 a.m.
Cost: Free member event!
Register: Live Webinar or at the MRA Conference Center, Waukesha, WI.
Information applies to all states. This is a live webinar and can be attended in-person or remotely. The webinar will not be recorded for future viewing.
For many years, employers faced little risk from conducting background checks in the "wrong way." Times have changed. In recent years, numerous employers’ background screening programs have been targeted in large class actions. In addition, there appears to have been an uptick in Wisconsin Equal Rights Division cases accusing employers of impermissibly disqualifying job applicants with certain criminal convictions or charges. This seminar will provide concrete tips for reducing the risks associated with employers' background screening programs. It will address such topics as background screening consent materials, adverse action letters, the EEOC’s "individualized assessment" guidance, matrices, and the use of "CCAP."
- Current Hot Buttons for Litigation
- Pre-Adverse/Adverse Action
- Disclosure/Professional Plaintiff
- Criminal Pieces - How do you apply this to a background investigation (CCAP)
Scott Paler is an attorney and partner at DeWitt Ross & Stevens S.C., one of Wisconsin's largest law firms. He serves as Chair of the Firm's Labor and Employment Practice Group. In 2016, Scott was recognized as the exclusive winner of the Client Choice award in the area of Employment and Benefits in the State of Wisconsin. During his career, Scott has advised dozens of employers on background screening compliance issues and has defended employers in litigation related to background checks on multiple occasions. Scott is a frequent speaker at national conferences on background screening matters and currently serves as Co-Chair of the Litigation Avoidance Committee for the National Association of Professional Background Screeners.