SOURCE: Accurate Background

Accurate Background

August 11, 2015 08:30 ET

Accurate Background to Host Webinar on Mitigating Risk for Employment Background Screening

IRVINE, CA--(Marketwired - August 11, 2015) - Accurate Background, a leading provider of employment and workforce screening services, announced today that it will be hosting a webinar entitled, "Hot Topics in Employment Background Screening -- How to Mitigate Your Risk." The session, hosted in conjunction with EEOC and FCRA expert Pam Devata, will take place on Wednesday, August 19th at 11:00 a.m. PDT/1:00 p.m. CDT.

Employers today must balance a myriad of requirements when making hiring decisions. The ever-changing legislative landscape requires a savvy understanding of the guidelines and complexities put forth from EEOC, FCRA and Ban the Box initiatives. In this webinar, Pam Devata will provide an overview of today's most pressing topics in employment background screening and help make sense of the compliance and risk mitigation process.

Topics to be discussed will include:

  • Current cases under the EEOC disparate impact argument, as well as growing trends with Ban the Box measures on the city and state level
  • The ins and outs of federal FCRA compliance
  • Understanding complex state and international regulations

What: Live Webinar: Hot Topics in Employment Background Screening -- How to Mitigate Your Risk
Who: EEOC and FCRA expert Pam Devata, Esq. Seyfarth Shaw
When: Wednesday, August 19 from 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. PDT/ 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. CDT

To sign-up and register for the webinar, please click here.

About Pam Devata
Accurate Background advisor Pam Devata is a Labor and Employment Partner at Seyfarth Shaw LLP in Chicago, IL. Pam leads Seyfarth's nationwide Background Screening, Litigation and Compliance Team. She's a national authority and firm go-to for all issues related to the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), background screening compliance, use of criminal and credit history, and Electronic Signature issues, as well as online and manual employment applications. A nationally recognized employment counselor, Pam has participated in numerous interviews, speeches, webinars, and trainings to employers on the subject of criminal history and credit checks. She has leveraged her niche area of expertise into a thriving class action practice. Her employment litigation practice also includes state and federal court cases involving allegations of sex, race, and national origin discrimination and harassment.

She counsels both employers, resellers, and consumer reporting agencies of background information on compliance requirements under FCRA and related state laws, develops procedures for appropriately handling high-volume national hiring needs, and she regularly litigates these issues on a single-plaintiff and class-wide basis, as in EEOC v. Kaplan Higher Education Corp., throughout the country.

Pam has testified before the EEOC at a Public Meeting regarding the use of credit checks in employment in Washington, D.C. Pam is also a certified Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt and was formerly an adjunct professor of Legal Writing at Chicago-Kent College of Law.

About Accurate Background
Accurate Background is a trusted provider of automated workforce screening. U.S. and international clients across all industries, from emerging businesses to Fortune 500 companies, rely on their compliant solutions. Accurate Background is accredited by the National Association of Professional Background Screeners and is ISO certified. The company has been recognized by HRO Today Baker's Dozen for customer satisfaction in pre-employment screening, Inc. 5000, and Deloitte Technology Fast 500.

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