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The Ins and Outs of Background Checks – What HR Needs to Know to be Compliant

HRCI Continuing Education Credit

Credit Type: 1-Hour of General Credit
It’s no secret that people have secrets – some of which may not gel with the type of employee environment necessary to enhance your organization’s vision. As an HR representative, you have the unique responsibility of balancing how to choose the right fit for each position while committing to compliance. This is a particularly daunting task if you aren’t familiar with the latest best practice trends. Incorporating a simple, yet effective background check plan is a great way to ease some of the stress associated with the unknowns surrounding your candidate so long as the process is efficient and meets the basic requirements to protect both you as the hirer and your company.

After this presentation, you’ll have gained knowledge in the following areas:


  1. Background check best practices which protect BOTH employers and employees.
  2. Help to mitigate an employer’s liability and loss.
  3. Assist HR professionals in developing and implementing an efficient background screening program that is compliant with Federal and State Law.
  4. Learn the latest trends associated with the following regulations/regulators: Identity development, court record searches, FCRA Compliance, Release Forms and Disclosures, EEOC Guidance for Background Checks and Adverse Action practices.

HR Webinar Presenter

Daniel Wetsel

Daniel Wetsel has over 12 years of experience in the employment background check industry. Mr. Wetsel began his career as an Account Executive with LandAmerica Credit Services, a division of LandAmerica Financial Group, from November 2001 thru May 2006. As an Account Executive at LandAmerica, Mr. Wetsel was responsible for overall sales, growth and management of the Tenant and Employment Screening division for LandAmerica. From May 2006 through January 2014, Mr. Wetsel was the Operations Manager for Back Track Screening. As the Operations Manager, Mr. Wetsel was responsible for the day to day operations of the company, new business development strategies, compliance with federal and state laws and the overall growth and management of the company.

In January of 2014, Mr. Wetsel joined ApplicantPro as the Director of Background Check Services with the background screening division of ApplicantPro. Mr. Wetsel is a member of the National SHRM organization and a past member of the Utah Apartment Association, the Arizona Multifamily Housing Association and the National Association of Professional Background Screeners. Mr. Wetsel attended both Salt Lake Community College and LDS Business College. Mr. Wetsel is a native of Orange County California, and comes from a large family which includes seven siblings and 19 nieces and nephews. Mr. Wetsel is an avid Utah Jazz fan and also enjoys golfing, fishing, camping, traveling and currently resides in Draper, Utah.