Unpacking the Little Known Nuances of FCRA Compliance

You’re ready to obtain a background check for a new hire: you’ve checked all of the boxes on your Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) checklist and feel confident that you are in compliance. But what about the lesser known responsibilities and reporting requirements of employers? For instance, what is the employer’s responsibility to law enforcement if the background check reveals that the applicant is wanted on a criminal charge? Further, can a background report obtained in the due diligence process for a merger then be used for an employment/retention decision?

Please join us on July 15 as we partner with Scherzer International to lead a complimentary webinar designed to help employers avoid being ensnared by thorny FCRA questions. The program will focus on the intricacies of the FCRA in the context of employment background screening. The presenters will briefly review the FCRA obligations that employers likely know about, before walking participants through a series of real life scenarios to illustrate the gray areas of the FCRA and offering compliance strategies to diminish these risks. The issues to be tackled include:

  • Who is the client?
  • Who is considered an independent contractor?
  • Who is the employer?
  • How are each covered by the FCRA?

Rebecca Torrey, a partner in Manatt’s Employment and Labor practice group, and Joann Gold, Executive Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer of Scherzer International will co-present this webinar, which will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. PT and 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. ET.

If you would like to receive an audio transcript of this webinar due to accessibility issues, please email us at webinars@manatt.com.

This program does not constitute legal advice, nor does it establish an attorney-client relationship. Views expressed by presenters are strictly their own and should not be construed to be the views of Manatt or attributed to Manatt.



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