New York, NY, September 17, 2015 --(PR.com
)-- The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Adam D. Kemper, Attorney, Greenspoon Marder, P.A. will speak at the Knowledge Congress’ webcast entitled: “Increased FCRA Background Check Litigation - How Employers Reduce Risk in 2016 LIVE Webcast.” This event is scheduled for December 15, 2015 from 10:00am – 12:00pm (ET).
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About Adam Kemper
Adam D. Kemper practices in the area of labor and employment law at Greenspoon Marder Law. He counsels employers on a variety of workplace issues including, but not limited to, wage and hour, employment agreements, non-competition agreements (and other restrictive covenants), equal employment opportunity, sexual harassment, and any other legal obligations that are required in order to maintain a workplace that is compliant with applicable local, state and federal labor and employment laws. Mr. Kemper has experience handling trials, administrative hearings, department of labor audits and garnishment proceedings.
Mr. Kemper received his B.A. from Florida State University and his J.D. from Florida International University College of Law where he finished in the top 5% of his class. During law school, Mr. Kemper interned at the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
About Greenspoon Marder, P.A.
Greenspoon Marder was founded in 1981 with a goal to become big enough to handle large and complex cases while remaining small enough to offer each client focused, personal attention. By carefully selecting attorneys with exceptional knowledge, talent and integrity, we accomplished that goal and, as a team, we deliver comprehensive legal services that meet the highest standards of the legal profession every day.
Over the years, we have earned a reputation as a valued legal and business advisor to businesses and individuals who want effective representation delivered with a personal touch. Today, we are a full-service law firm with resources and capabilities that rival those of the largest firms.
When employers are assessing potential employees or promoting existing ones, frequently they will conduct criminal background and credit checks. Unfortunately employers often overlook the requirements of the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) as well as various state and local laws. Complaints often involve claims such as unclear and inconspicuous written disclosures, an employer's failure to provide a preliminary adverse action notice, and the employer’s impatience in taking final adverse action against an individual.
Over the past year, there has been a substantial increase in Background Check Litigation against employers, claiming violation of consumer reporting laws. Such lawsuits almost always are class actions and, in some cases, involve settlements of $2 million to as much as $7 million ($100 and $1,000 per individual violation) in damages. Although large companies predominantly have been the target of most FCRA class actions, smaller companies soon may face the same fate.
Hence, compliance with the FCRA and related state and local laws is of critical importance to minimize legal risks and concomitant litigation costs and fines. Some of the most important requirements include using simple, separate disclosure forms; ensuring that hiring policies and procedures comply with the FCRA’s regulations, particularly the adverse action notification requirements and any related state and local laws; and seeking the advice of employment counsel to reduce the inherent risks of uncompliant background checking practices.
In this two hour, live Webcast, a panel of distinguished professionals and thought leaders assembled by The Knowledge Group will review and discuss the important aspects of this significant topic. Speakers will provide an in-depth discussion of the Increased FCRA Background Check Litigation, explain How Employers Reduce Risk in 2016, and offer best practices in avoiding lawsuits brought on by failure to comply with FCRA background check requirements. Key issues that will be covered in this course are:
Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA)
Employee Background Checks
'Consumer Report' and 'Adverse Action Notice'
Pitfalls on FCRA background Checks
Non-compliance and Potential Liability
Lee v. The Hertz Corporation, et al.
State Legislatures & Limited Use of Background Checks
Best Practices in Mitigating Class Action Risk
About The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series
The Knowledge Group was established with the mission to produce unbiased, objective, and educational live webinars that examine industry trends and regulatory changes from a variety of different perspectives. The goal is to deliver a unique multilevel analysis of an important issue affecting business in a highly focused format. To contact or register for an event, please visit: http://theknowledgegroup.org/