1. Lawfully Managing Background Checks for Employees in Higher Education

Lawfully Managing Background Checks for Employees in Higher Education

Event ID: 75284
Session ID: 16800
Date: Thursday, December 19, 2019, 1PM Eastern
Duration: Scheduled for 90 minutes including question and answer period.
Presenter(s): Richard F. Verstegen, partner, Boardman & Clark LLP, Madison, Wisconsin
Credits: 1.5 HRCI, 1.5 SHRM


Lawfully Managing Background Checks for Employees in Higher Education

Incidents of violence on college and university campuses have heightened the need for increased safety measures on these campuses. One safety measure often utilized is to conduct background checks of each employee hired within the college or university. However, college and university officials must be aware of the legal implications associated with background checks, particularly when the official wishes to deny employment to an applicant who has a criminal arrest or conviction. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) have cautioned employers from having policies or practices that screen individuals based on criminal records, because such screening may amount to disparate impact discrimination. Thus, colleges and universities need to be cognizant of the proper steps to take when conducting and making decisions based on background checks.

Please join Richard Verstegen for this discussion regarding managing background checks of employees, including contacting past employers and reviewing social media accounts of the applicant.


Just a sampling of what this webinar will cover:

  • Understand the best practices for notifying applicants that you will be conducting background checks and requesting information on applications.
  • Learn about the EEOC guidance regarding policies and practices involving making decisions on employment based on criminal records.
  • Review various laws that may impact the conducting of background checks, including “ban-the-box” laws, the Fair Credit Reporting Act, and various discrimination laws.
  • Update your understanding of issues related to social media accounts of applicants.
  • Understand the best practices of contacting former employers about applicants.

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