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Background Screening and the Fair Credit Reporting Act, Online Training Format

Read About Recertification and Continuing Education Requirements
  • 2.0 HRCI Credits
  • 2.0 SHRM PDCs
  • 2.50 Florida CLE Credits
  • 2.0 Georgia CLE Credits
SKU: 564
$19.00

Background Screening and the Fair Credit Reporting ActThis course helps the learner understand the importance of background screening, explains how to conduct effective background screening using in-house personnel or a Consumer Reporting Agency, and describes the practices necessary to comply with the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) and other relevant laws.

TARGET AUDIENCE
Managers/Supervisors/Risk Management & HR Professionals/Business Owners

PROGRAM LEVEL
Basic

PROGRAM PREREQUISITES
None

ADVANCED PREPARATION
Not Required

DELIVERY METHOD
Self-Study

TIME TO COMPLETE
120 minutes

PURPOSE
The purpose of this course is to help the learner understand why, when, and how to conduct reference and background checks on prospective or current employees, effectively and legally.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES
After completing this course, the learner will be able to:

  • differentiate between reference checks and background investigations;
  • apply the regulations of various employment laws, particularly the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), to situations in which reference checks and background investigations are conducted;
  • identify the elements of an effective organizational policy on conducting reference checks and background investigations;
  • identify the steps in conducting legally compliant reference checks and background investigations;
  • recognize the situations in which other screening methods can be used in the employment context and when FCRA rules do not apply;
  • identify the steps required when taking adverse action against employees; and
  • describe the penalties for non-compliance with FCRA regulations.

TOPICS COVERED

  1. Background Checks vs. Reference Checks
  2. The many laws that affect background screening
  3. Conducting reference and background checks
  4. Other screening methods
  5. Taking adverse action
  6. Employer Liability

FORMS INCLUDED

  • Letter of Recommendation
  • Questions for Reference Checking
  • Records Retention Chart
  • Background Investigation Authorization and Release Form
  • Applicant Reference Check Form
  • Pre-Adverse Action Letter
  • Reference Verification Form
  • Authorization to Obtain Consumer Report
  • A Summary of Your Rights
  • Rejection Letter Based on Consumer Report

ACCREDITATION
HR CERTIFICATION INSTITUTE

HRCI logo This program has been approved for 2.0 recertification credit hours toward PHR, SPHR, and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute.  For more information about certification or recertification, visit the HR Certification Institute homepage at www.hrci.org.

(The use of this seal is not an endorsement by the HR Certification Institute of the quality of this program. It means that this program has met the HR Certification Institute's criteria to be pre-approved for recertification credit.)

SHRM logo SOCIETY FOR HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
The Human Equation is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM. This program is valid for 2.0 PDCs for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit www.shrmcertification.org.

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The Florida Bar's Board of Legal Specialization and Education has approved this course for 2.50 General Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credits. For more information about CLE credits, visit The Florida Bar homepage at www.floridabar.org.

THE STATE BAR OF GEORGIA
The State Bar of Georgia has accredited this course for 2.0 hours of Regular CLE credits. For more information about CLE credits, visit The State Bar of Georgia homepage at www.gabar.org.


Background Screening and the Fair Credit Reporting Act

Table of Contents

  • Chapter 1: Instructions
    • Page 1
  • Course Objectives
  • Chapter 2: Introduction
    • Page 2, 3
  • Chapter 3: Background Screening
    • Page 4, 5, 6, 7
    • What About the Many Laws that Affect Background Screening?
      • Page 8, 9
    • Fair Credit Reporting Act
      • Page 10, 11
    • In-House Investigations and FCRA
      • Page 12, 13, 14
    • Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
      • Page 15, 16, 17, 18
    • Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990
      • Page 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27
    • Uniform Guidelines on Selection
      • Page 28, 29, 30, 31
    • Miscellaneous Laws
      • Page 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38
    • Other Legal Concerns
      • Page 39, 40, 41, 42, 43
  • Chapter 4: Establishing a Policy
    • Page 44, 45, 46, 47
    • Job Reference Immunity
      • Page 48, 49
  • Chapter 5: Conducting Reference Checks
    • Page 50
    • Disclosure, Consent, and Release
      • Page 51, 52, 53, 54, 55
    • Preparations
      • Page 56, 57, 58, 59, 60, 61, 62, 63, 64, 65, 66, 67
    • Via Telephone
      • Page 68, 69
    • Via Mail, Fax, or Email
      • Page 70
    • Some Final Tips
      • Page 71, 72
    • Giving References
      • Page 73, 74, 75, 76, 77
  • Chapter 6: Background Investigations
    • Page 78, 79, 80
    • FCRA Notice and Consent
      • Page 81, 82
    • FCRA Refusal to Sign Consent Form
      • Page 83, 84, 85, 86, 87
    • FCRA Disclosure: Options
      • Page 88, 89, 90
    • FCRA: What About Independent Contractors?
      • Page 91
    • Consumer Reports
      • Page 92, 93, 94, 95
    • Consumer Reports
      • Page 96, 97
    • Consumer Reports: Motor Vehicle/Driving Records
      • Page 98, 99
    • Consumer Reports: Academic Records
      • Page 100
    • Consumer Reports: Criminal Records
      • Page 101, 102, 103, 104, 105, 106, 107
    • Consumer Reports: Workers' Compensation Records
      • Page 108, 109, 110
    • Investigative Consumer Reports
      • Page 111
    • Investigative Consumer Reports: Disclosure
      • Page 112
    • Limitations on Reporting Information
      • Page 113, 114, 115, 116
  • Chapter 7: Other Screening Methods
    • Other Screening Methods: Physical Examinations
      • Page 117, 118, 119, 120, 121, 122, 123, 124
    • Other Screening Methods: Testing and FCRA
      • Page 125
  • Chapter 8: Taking Adverse Action
    • Page 126, 127
    • Pre-Adverse Action Requirements
      • Page 128, 129, 130
    • Summary Requirements
      • Page 131
    • Sending a Notice
      • Page 132
    • Notice Content
      • Page 133
    • When FCRA Does Not Apply
      • Page 134
    • Retention of Records
      • Page 135
    • Failure to Comply Employer Liability and FCRA
      • Page 136, 137, 138, 139, 140
  • Chapter 9: Conclusion
    • Page 141, 142
  • Chapter 10: Time to Review
    • Page 143
    • Course Index
      • Page 144
  • Exam (multiple choice)
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