Complimentary 1-Hour Webinar: Employment Applications Affect Background Checks

Employers should give careful consideration to the questions used in their employment applications, because often the application itself has a direct affect on the outcome of background screening.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • What information is used to perform a background check?
  • Is it appropriate to ask about arrest or conviction records?
  • Are questions regarding physical traits, disabilities, age, date of birth, garnishment history, credit history, citizenship, and drug abuse history reasonable questions to ask an applicant?
  • What questions violate the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) or Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)?

By participating in our webinar, you will learn about the necessary Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) disclosure documents and other handout(s) required in specific states. We will also discuss common misconceptions related to verifying applicants’ employment and education history to differentiate between many of the myths and facts about conducting background checks.

Additionally, we will review the use of “generic” employment applications found at stationary supply stores, and discuss why these types of “boiler plate” applications should not be used.


Facilitator: Khodadawd “Cody” J. Farzad

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