Many employers view background checks as a vital part of the hiring process. However, the use of background checks is not without legal risk, and it is important for employers to understand their obligations under federal and state law when it comes to the use of background checks in the employment context. The Fair Credit Reporting Act (“FCRA”) imposes several requirements on employers who use background checks and credit reports as part of their employment screening process.

Litigation under the FCRA, often brought as class action litigation, continues to increase and has resulted in substantial liability for employers of all sizes and across all industries. Recent cases indicate that FCRA compliance continues to pose a challenge for employers. Many employers think that hiring a background check company to handle this portion of the recruitment and hiring process absolves them of noncompliance with the FCRA. That simply is not the case. To avoid liability under the FCRA, employers must be familiar with the FCRA’s requirements and not rely solely on third parties to ensure compliance.

On July 26, 2018, Meredith S. Dante, Theodore R. Flo, and Anu Thomas will discuss recent cases, as well as recommended strategies for avoiding common pitfalls under the FCRA.

Date & Time

Thursday, July 26, 2018 | 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM ET


Meredith S. Dante
Theodore R. Flo

Anu Thomas


This program is open to Ballard Spahr clients and prospective clients. There is no cost to attend. This program is not eligible for CLE credits.
Please register at least two days before the webinar. Login details will be sent to all approved registrants. For more information, contact Daniel Martin at