CLEVELAND / January 5, 2011 — HR professionals and small business leaders can learn how to avoid discrimination claims in the hiring process and other legal dangers in a new webcast hosted by EmployeeScreenIQ and featuring expert Pamela Q. Devata of Seyfarth Shaw, LLP.
The January 25 webcast, presented by the global employment screening provider, will offer legal insights and best practices regarding background screening policies. Devata, a labor and employment law expert, will examine new policies from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), which has increased its scrutiny of hiring practices, exposing employers to a greater risk of discrimination lawsuits.
Devata is a partner in the Labor and Employment Practice Group of Seyfarth Shaw, LLP. She specializes in all aspects of employment defense that includes litigation of state and federal court cases involving allegations of sex, race, and national origin discrimination and harassment.
The 45-minute webcast will also cover:
– What employers need to know about the EEOC’s E-RACE initiative (Eradicating Racism and Colorism from Employment)
– Best practices related to adverse credit information and criminal history
– Hiring controversies due to social networking
The 45-minute presentation will take place Tuesday, January 25 at 2 p.m. EST (11 a.m. PST). To register, visit http://tinyurl.com/eiq-webinar. Registration for each session is limited to the first 100 respondents.
For HR professionals, the webinar is approved for 1.0 (general) recertification credit hours toward PHR, SPHR and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute.
“HR professionals face a new year filled with hot-button issues and controversy, between the EEOC’s intense scrutiny on hiring practices and a tidal wave of new legislation regarding credit checks and employee screening policies,” said Nick Fishman, chief marketing officer of EmployeeScreenIQ. “We’re thrilled to have Pam as our guest and share her considerable legal expertise with the HR community.”
Founded in 1999, EmployeeScreenIQ is a Cleveland, Ohio-based employment screening company offering a variety of employment screening services to mid- and large-cap organizations throughout the world, including those in North and South America, Europe and East Asia. For more information, visit www.EmployeeScreen.com.
Nick Fishman, EmployeeScreenIQ
Fisher Vista for EmployeeScreenIQ
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