Employer Use of Credit Reports and Arrest and Conviction Information

Almost everyone does background screening but some background checks are potential litigation minefields filled with risky practices and procedures. The workshop will cover some upcoming legal issues to avoid.

The year 2011 will be one of increased collaboration for GMSHRM.  One agency with which we are partnering this year is the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEO).  Through this collaboration, the EEO will present informative workshops.  The first of such EEOC presentations is their eye-opening workshop on Employer Use of Credit Reports and Arrest and Conviction Information.    Almost everyone does background screening but some background checks are potential litigation minefields filled with risky practices and procedures.  In this workshop, the EEOC will cover some upcoming legal issues to help attendees avoid some of the obvious and not-so-obvious missteps.

Want to ask a question about this topic but are nervous to ask the EEOC? 
Written, anonymous questions will be collected before and during the session by a GMSHRM volunteer who will then pass them on to the EEOC representative for response at the session.  Furthermore, GMSHRM will not provide a list of attendees and their employers to the EEOC.
This workshop will be presented from 3:30 - 4:45 PM on Tuesday, February 15, 2011 at the Intercontinental Hotel West in Doral. 
 
Seating will be limited so be sure to register early for this workshop.  

With advance registration:
GMSHRM Member -Free; Membership has value.
Non-Member -$20. 

At the door or late registration:
GMSHRM Member -$20;
Non-member -$30.  

The program has  been submitted to HRCI for credit consideration.

This mini-workshop is scheduled for the same night and site as the GMSHRM Dinner Meeting.  Why not stay to network, learn of current health care reform requirements and get to know the new Board? 

Note: Registration and payment for the Credit Report Workshop are separate to that  for the Dinner Meeting.