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Walking the Tightrope of Employee Background Screening — How to Hire the Right Employees without Going Too Far

Oklahoma City Employer Council Meeting
Nathan L. Whatley
Nathan L. Whatley

When making a hiring decision, there are many reasons why an employer wants to obtain as much information as possible: finding the best person for the job, protecting yourself from charges of discriminatory hiring practices, and protecting yourself from liability for an employee’s intentional bad acts or gross negligence.

Speaking at the Oklahoma City Employer Council Meeting, McAfee & Taft labor and employment attorney Nathan Whatley discusses the best practices to follow when hiring a new employee as well as the benefits and risks of criminal background and credit history checks. His topics include:

  • How to avoid negligent hiring
  • Processes for obtaining and using consumer reports and the penalties for mistakes
  • Avoiding FCRA traps in post-employment investigations
  • How to know when criminal checks are permissible and when are they prohibited
  • How criminal history checks be safely integrated into the hiring process
October 18, 2016
Oklahoma History Center
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma