Recorded Webinar: Keep HR Out of the Courtroom

Human Resources professionals play a wide variety of roles within an organization. Depending on the ...

Posted by Berkshire on May 25 2016

courtroom-331.jpgHuman Resources professionals play a wide variety of roles within an organization. Depending on the company size, the duties of an HR professional can include: recruiting, training, hiring, employee
, onboarding, compensation management, employment screening, benefits administration, and even cultural influence. On top of all of that, HR Professionals now have to be aware of HR class-action lawsuits.

For instance, if a company’s procedures are not in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) it is likely a large group of individuals have been affected. Plaintiffs are eligible to receive statutory damages (no proof of actual damages required) of $100 to $1000 per violation, and there is no cap on the damages that can be awarded against the defendant. Also, if it’s found an employer willfully violated the FCRA, they can be on the hook for punitive damages, costs of litigation, and reasonable attorney’s fees. As the use of background checks continues to increase, so will the volume of case law. Courts are awarding settlements in the millions and lawyers are seeing green.

Understanding background screening laws and regulations is critical to HR professional’s managing any part of the hiring process. Berkshire Associates joined Justifacts for a webinar, “Keep HR Out of the Courtroom: Protecting Your Hiring Process from Lawsuits” and covered the latest hiring laws and best practices.This recorded webinar offers valuable information on the following topics:

  • FCRA Lawsuits
  • Use of Credit Reports
  • Data Security
  • Ban the Box legislation
  • Adverse Action Process
  • State-specific Laws & Regulations
  • Employer Liability
  • And more

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Download this free webinar now, and learn how to protect your organization with a compliant hiring process.

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