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Third Thursday Webinar: “Check” It Out – Avoiding Illegal Practices in Employee Background Checks

April 18, 2019 • Webinar

Starts: 12:00 PM (EDT)
Ends: 1:00 PM (EDT)

Please join us for the next edition of Third Thursday – Crowell & Moring’s Labor and Employment Update, a webinar series dedicated to helping our clients stay on top of developing law and emerging compliance issues.

Employers often consider conducting background checks and/or credit checks in order to avoid liability for issues such as negligent hiring, unqualified employees, and workplace violence. However, recent changes in federal and state laws have made such screening increasingly difficult for employers. These changes include new state and local “Ban the Box” laws, Fair Chance hiring laws, and laws restricting or prohibiting credit screenings. Additionally, employers have faced a growing spate of class-action lawsuits over their screening practices for alleged discrimination and under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) and similar state laws over alleged procedural defects in their processes.

During this webinar, we will discuss recent updates to the law on employee screening and address best practices to ensure compliance and mitigate legal risks to employers who conduct any form of criminal history or credit screening.

  • Tom Gies, Partner, Washington, D.C.
  • Christine Hawes, Counsel, Washington, D.C.
  • Jillian Ambrose, Associate,Washington, D.C.
This webinar is scheduled for April 18, 2019, at 12:00 pm Eastern. We hope that you can join us and participate in a lively discussion of these issues.

Contact: Cecilia Luna (

Crowell & Moring Participant(s):
Thomas P. Gies
Partner – Washington, D.C.
Phone: +1.202.624.2690
Jillian Ambrose
Counsel – Washington, D.C.
Phone: +1.202.624.2710
Christine B. Hawes
Counsel – Washington, D.C.
Phone: +1.202.624.2968
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