FCRA Class Actions in Employment on the Rise: Avoiding and Defending Claims
Drafting Policies and Procedures for FCRA Compliance, Leveraging Class Litigation Defense Strategies
Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A
This CLE webinar will equip employment counsel with best practices to prevent and defend against Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) liability in the workplace. The panel will review statutory requirements, best practices for developing background check policies and class action defense techniques.
- FCRA requirements
- Class action prevention techniques
- Class action defense techniques
- Drafting employment policies
The panel will review these and other key issues:
- What are the technical FCRA requirements with which employers must comply?
- What pitfalls lead to violation allegations and how must employers prevent such claims?
- What are the best practices necessary for drafting employment policies such as background checks?
- What are the theories available for defending against FCRA class action lawsuits?
- What types of damages are available for noncompliance with the FCRA’s requirements?
Pamela Q. Devata
Ms. Devata specializes in all aspects of employment defense including counseling, training, and litigation. She... | Read More
Ms. Devata specializes in all aspects of employment defense including counseling, training, and litigation. She also has a special emphasis on the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) and state laws effecting background screening. She counsels both employers and providers (resellers and consumer reporting agencies) of background information on compliance requirements under the FCRA and related state laws.Close
King & Spalding
Mr. Goheen has served as lead or co-counsel in over 50 class actions in all areas of the law, including antitrust,... | Read More
Mr. Goheen has served as lead or co-counsel in over 50 class actions in all areas of the law, including antitrust, securities fraud, consumer protection, privacy/data breach, product liability, and general commercial disputes in state and federal courts representing such clients as the Coca-Cola Co., SunTrust Banks, Countrywide, Equifax, General Motors Corp., Humana and Bank of America.Close
Cindy D. Hanson
Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton
Ms. Hanson focuses her practice on complex commercial litigation and class action defense. She has handled hundreds of... | Read More
Ms. Hanson focuses her practice on complex commercial litigation and class action defense. She has handled hundreds of matters under the Fair Credit Reporting Act. Her practice includes the representation of both consumer reporting agencies and entities who furnish information to consumer reporting agencies.Close