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Webinar: What IL Employers Need to Know About Background Checks and Ban the Box

May 13, 2015 10:30 am
May 13, 2015 12:00 pm
Laurie Silvey

Taught by attorney Michael Wong Register
| SmithAmundsen LLC

The application and hiring process is one of the most important tools that employers have in screening and hiring quality employees. Illinois’ new Ban the Box law limits what information employers can request on their applications, as well as when conducting background checks. As such, its even more important to make sure that you are complying with federal state law in how you screen and hire employees.

The Illinois Chamber of Commerce’s Background Check webinar presented by Michael D. Wong, of the law firm SmithAmundsen, LLC., will provide employers important information and strategies for structuring their application and hiring procedures to minimize potential legal liability and risks.
The 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 checks.
-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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