ID Theft in the Workplace and HR's Responsibility
**Please be aware our monthly meeting location has changed to:
Cacharel Restaurant & Grand Ballroom
2221 East Lamar Blvd. - 9th Floor
Arlington, Texas 76006
Identity theft has exploded into a serious national problem. Not only do businesses suffer direct loss due to this crime, but inadequate security and poor business practices may open a company up to liability suits, fines and loss of clientele. A company obviously must take adequate steps to protect the confidential information of its customers. But exactly where and how does ID theft become a concern for HR personnel? While no one can totally prevent identity theft due to the human element of this crime, there are steps that a company can take to minimize risk factors for all of us. Safe information handling practices are the key to keeping identifying information out of the hands of thieves. Congress and many state legislatures have passed legislation aimed at protecting confidential information in the workplace, and additional legislative protections are being proposed all the time. Federal laws regarding protection of customers' and employees' confidential information include the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act (FACTA) and the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA).
In order to determine the degree to which your company may be vulnerable, the workshop will address the following areas:
1. Is workplace ID theft really a problem?
2. The cost of ID theft in the workplace
3. ID theft laws - the FTC
4. ID theft in the workplace policies
5. Summary - ID theft in the workplace
Craig helps the HR professional define their areas of concern and gives enlightening information on how to stop this problem in their HR Department.
This program is pending approval for recertification credit hours toward PHR, SPHR, and GPHR recertification through the Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI). For more information about certification or recertification, please visit the HRCI homepage at www.hrci.org.
About the Speaker
Craig B. Love, J.D., CITRMS
Craig Love is a Regional Manager with Legal Shield, Inc., a business services firm specializing in employee legal and identity theft protection benefits for employers of all sizes nationwide. Mr. Love is a Certified Identity Theft Risk Management Specialist with extensive experience and expertise in combating fraud by providing effective education designed to increase awareness and understanding of Identity Theft; of how these crimes occur; and providing comprehensive risk management strategies to minimize their associated risks. Mr. Love holds a Juris Doctorate degree from Thurgood Marshall School of Law, Texas Southern University; is a member of the Texas Bar Association; CITRMS certification acquired through the Institute of Fraud Risk Management, and conducts workshops on ID Theft in the workplace for groups from 25 - 2,500, including SHRM chapters throughout Texas and Louisiana, Workforce Solutions, and The Friedkin Companies (Gulf States Toyota), just to name a few. Mr. Love is committed to empowering small business clients with educational solutions that protect and grow their businesses, while helping to "level the playing field" for thousands by providing them access to the same quality of legal and consultative advice and expertise typically available only to large corporations. He works with many HR departments on setting up ID Theft processes.