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Webinar: What IL Employers Need to Know about Background Checks and Ban-The-Box Law

May 12, 2016 10:30 am
May 12, 2016 12:00 pm
Laurie Silvey

Taught by attorney Michael Wong Register
| SmithAmundsen LLC

One of the most important tools that an employer has in screening and hiring quality employees is the application and hiring process. Illinois has followed other states in enacting the Ban the Box law. The law limits what information that an employer can request on an application, as well as when conducting background checks. As such, it’s even more important to make sure that you are complying with both federal and state law in how you screen and hire employees.

Michael D. Wong of SmithAmundsen LLC will present this important webinar. The presentation will include important information and strategies for structuring an application and hiring processes to minimize potential legal liability and risks. Topics will include:
• Illinois’ Ban the Box law and other recent developments in state and federal law that
employers should be aware of;
• Recent developments in employer liability for job applicant background and screening check;
• Using criminal history in employment decisions;
• Types of information that employers are forbidden from using; and
• Should you use the internet and social media when hiring.

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