OPENonline to Host an HRCI-Approved Webinar, “Is Your Background Screening Program a Fixer Upper?” as part of their Continued Compliance Education Series

OPENonline, a leading provider of employment background screening services that is accredited by the NAPBS® Background Screening Credentialing Council, will host an HRCI-approved webinar for HR professionals about recent trends shaking up the background screening industry and what employers can do to stay out of court. The complimentary webinar, “Is Your Background Screening Program a Fixer Upper?” will also review compliance requirements for employers and provide insight into the specific steps and documentation under the microscope.

From disclosures and authorizations, navigating the best practices of a background check will protect not only you, but your company. It’s crucial that you abide by the regulations of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), which is easier said than done. Understanding FCRA compliance can be confusing and overwhelming; however, failing to comply with FCRA regulations can result in costly legal issues for employers. The balancing act employers are faced with when it comes to the impact of negligent hiring claims versus compliance with ongoing legislation and regulations is enough to make anyone dizzy. From the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) guidance to Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) requirements to Ban the Box legislation, hiring practices are under the microscope now more than ever. “Is Your Background Screening Program a Fixer Upper? will review best practices to assist employers in staying compliant with their employment screening process.

“We’ve continued to be inundated with headline-making cases where employers are taken to court for noncompliant hiring practices these past few years,” said Heather Browning, Sales Executive. “Please join us for our upcoming webinar. We will review the blueprint of employer requirements on background screening including EEOC, FCRA and Ban the Box. Find out if your screening program is a fixer upper.”

The webinar, “Is Your Background Screening Program a Fixer Upper?” has been approved for 1 (General) re-certification credit hour toward PHR, SPHR and GPHR re-certification through the HR Certification Institute. Join the webinar on July 23rd at 2:00 pm EST. Register now here.

Karen Kontras brings more than 23 years of industry expertise in her role as Compliance Officer at OPENonline. She is certified by the NAPBS® Advanced Certification Program (ACP), the highest level of certification for background screeners offered by the NAPBS® and serves as an active member of the NAPBS Best Practices and, Government Relations Committees. OPENonline’s Continued Compliance Education Series is led by Kontras, who covers topics including FCRA compliance, Title VII, privacy in the workplace, Ban the Box legislation, I-9 and E-Verify compliance, and many additional challenges employers face in the hiring process.

About OPENonline

OPENonline is accredited by the NAPBS Background Screening Credentialing Council and is the leading provider of background screening and investigative solutions. OPENonline is headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, and serves clients around the world. The company has offices throughout the United States, with primary administrative locations in Ohio, Oregon and California. OPENonline offers a broad range of employment screening, drug screening and employment eligibility verification services, including SelectHire®, a one stop solution for employment screening. The company is dedicated to helping customers save time and money by providing background information that is current, accurate and compliant with exceptional customer service. Each of OPENonline’s Background Specialists are U.S. –based and compliant with state and federal laws. For more information, visit us at or call 1-888-381-5656.