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Human Resource Association

MCHRA March Meeting

  • March 07, 2012
  • 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
  • Cacharel Restaurant & Grand Ballroom, Arlington, TX


Background Checks Under Fire: Employer Policy Considerations to Avoid Discrimination Claims

The EEOC, Congress, and many state legislatures are closely scrutinizing how employers use background checks, especially criminal histories and credit reports. During the March meeting, you will walk you through the process of preparing a background screening policy that helps ensure a safe and productive workforce while staying out of regulators’ and plaintiffs’ attorneys’ crosshairs.   After the meeting you will be able to demonstrate knowledge of the following objectives upon completion of this activity:

  • The legal and safety reasons employers conduct thorough background checks;
  • Employers’ responsibilities under the Fair Credit Reporting Act;
  • Considerations in developing a background check and due diligence policy;
  • Title VII of The Civil Rights Act of 1964 and its application to background checks;
  • The National Labor Relations Act and its application to background checks;
  • State-specific laws governing background checks.

This program has bee approved for 1.25 recertification credit toward PHR, SPHR, and GPHR recertification through the Human Resource Institute (HRCI).  For more infor mat ion about certification or recertification, please visit the HRCI homepage at .


**Registration Update**

Starting in March,  all online reservation are due by noon on the Tuesday prior to the meeting.  Online registration will be closed at that time.  Attendees  not registered online will be considered walk-in registrations and will be charged the guest rate of $35.

Cancellations -Members and guests who do not cancel at least 48 hours prior to the event day, will be charged for the cost of the event. 


About the Speaker

Mike Coffey is the President of Imperative Information Group, a Human Resource Consulting and Business Due Diligence Firm serving clients nationally. Prior to starting the HR consulting practice that evolved into Imperative Information Group, Mike was an HR professional with experience in aerospace, healthcare, and the service industry. Mike maintains his certification as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) through the HRCI. Mike is also a private investigator licensed by the Texas Department of Public Safety. In 2012, Mike is serving as President-Elect for the Fort Worth Human Resource Management Association, as well as the Region 2 Director for the Texas Association of Licensed Investigators. He is a past director for the National Association of Professional Background Screeners and past chair of their Ethics and Accreditation Committee. He has also served as vice-chair of NAPBS’ Education Committee and Director for the National Association of Legal Investigators.

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