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Davidson County Luncheon Meeting

July 26, 2018
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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Goodwill Lifsey Center
937 Herman Street
Nashville, TN 37208

Background Screening: What You Don't Know Can Hurt Your Organization
Presented by Debra Keller, VP of Compliance, Reference Services, Inc.

 In today's litigious environment, performing background checks is more important than ever. But not understanding what makes a background check comprehensive and compliant can render them useless—and dangerous. Your challenge has been to understand the ever-changing regulations regarding the use of criminal records with no education provided about background screening. This session will cover reports, data accuracy and sources, adverse action, and many hot legal compliance issues—it is a must-attend for all talent management and compliance professionals.

Attendees will learn:

  • The real reasons an organization should perform employee background checks and the components of a truly comprehensive background check—what you need and what you don't (this covers negligent hiring liability).
  • How to avoid common compliance problems and what the hot areas are for litigation, including applicant authorization forms, adverse action, and what charges you can consider and for how long—to include state and federal regulations.
  • Where criminal records come from, what constitutes “good data,” and the differences in manual county searches vs. online searches, as well as the dangers that instant data pose.
  • About “order review” (and why it's important), fingerprinting (and why it's not), credit reports (can I run them?), and state and federal searches.

Schedule: Doors open at 11:00 am for registration and networking. Buffet lunch begins at 11:20 am, and the presentation starts promptly at 12 noon.

  • Members: $28 by end of business Monday, July 23, $38 afterwards.*
  • Future Members: $43 by end of business Monday, July 23, $53 afterwards.* (See below)**
  • MT|SHRM Students: $14 by end of business Monday, July 23, $19 afterwards.*

*On-line registration will close by end of business 2 days prior to the event. Our ability to accommodate walk-in registrations will be based on space availability.

This program has been awarded 1 hour of General HR recertification credit."MT|SHRM is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDC's) for the SHRM-CP and SHRM SCP. The use of this seal is not an endorsement by the HR Certification Institute of the quality of the program. It means that this program has met the HR Certification Institute's criteria to be pre-approved for recertification credit."

Biography: Debra Keller is VP of Compliance at Reference Services, Inc. (RSI), a nationally accredited background screening firm. Deb is a national authority on background screening, regulatory compliance, the FCRA, the use of criminal records in the employment process and the EEOC Guidance of 2012. She’s a frequent speaker at State SHRM conferences, spoke at the 2016 NATIONAL SHRM Conference, 2017 SHRM Talent Management Conference, 2017 WA Employment Law Conference and was a background screening instructor at the Coca-Cola Institute. Deb holds the FCRA Advanced Certification credential, which designates an advanced expertise in the FCRA. Deb leads a top industry compliance team and she and the RSI team of professionals care for clients in all industries in all 50 states and internationally.

** Up to $45 of any Guest registration may be applied towards a new 1 year MT|SHRM Membership within 60 days of the event attended.  Please call Shannan at (615) 499-5150 to take advantage.


$38.00 MT|SHRM Member Ticket
$28.00 Earlybird rate before July 23

$53.00 Future Member/ Guest
$43.00 Earlybird rate before July 23

$19.00 MT|SHRM Student Ticket
$14.00 Earlybird rate before July 23