Webinar: Cover Your Back(ground) – Conducting Employment Background Checks

This webinar was recorded on November 2, 2011.

With growing employer concern about security and safety, and increasing availability of employee and applicant information via social media, employers must be incredibly careful to avoid the pitfalls surrounding employment background checks. This webinar will cover employers’ rights and responsibilities when conducting and using information obtained from background checks of prospective or current employees. Topics to be discussed include:

– Compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act
– Response to reference-check queries regarding a former employee’s job performance
– The ADA implications of medical inquiries, drug and alcohol screening, and psychological testing
– How consumer reports and social media figure into the equation


William K. Kennedy II, Partner, Labor and Employment Group
Meredith C. Swartz, Associate, Labor and Employment Group

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