GCHRA Legal Trends: Fair Credit Reporting Act - A Compliance Trap in the Hiring Process - 4/18/19

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Litigation under the federal FCRA is increasing, based primarily on employersʼ use of background checks in the hiring process. This presentation will address the scope of the FCRAʼs coverage, the compliance obligations it creates, and common misunderstandings. 

Learning Objectives:

  • What constitutes a "consumer report" under the FCRA
  • Steps required before running a background check on an applicant
  • Steps required before declining to hire a candidate based on a background check
  • Potential liabilities from noncompliance

As co-chair of Taft’s Employment practice, Justin handles a wide range of labor and employment matters. His experience includes non-competition and trade secrets litigation; lawsuits and administrative charges involving race, sex, age, disability and religious discrimination; wage and hour matters under the Fair Labor Standards Act and various state laws; National Labor Relations Act claims, union elections and labor arbitration proceedings; military leave; employee handbooks and workplace policies; electronic discovery and record keeping issues; and other issues relating to employment relationships.

Connie focuses her practice on labor and employment matters. She earned her J.D. from the University of Cincinnati College of Law, where she was on law review, and received her B.A. in psychology from the University of Louisville, with a minor in Spanish. Prior to law school, Connie was a case management specialist for NorthKey Community Care.

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