Seyfarth Events

Breakfast Briefing: Background Checks and Hiring Procedures: The Pitfalls, Deepening Risks, and Best Practices Every Employer Needs To Know


Cost: There is no cost to attend this event, however, registration is required and seating is limited.

New York

The New York Times Building
620 Eighth Avenue, 32nd Floor
New York, NY 10018
(212) 218-5500

Breakfast & Registration:
8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.
8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

As heightened scrutiny creates increased risk, employers should be aware of recent legal and agency developments impacting hiring procedures and protocols. 

Federal and state authorities have become increasingly focused on examining the use of pre-employment background checks by employers when evaluating an applicant’s qualifications, and overlapping guidelines have created an unclear path for employers to navigate when attempting to make important hiring decisions. The issue has also caught the attention of many plaintiffs' attorneys across the country, resulting in an increase in class action lawsuits alleging hiring practices that fail to comply with federal and state requirements.

Please join us for a practical discussion of how employers can navigate this complicated landscape. We will discuss:

  • Legal Trends: increased agency scrutiny and litigation under Title VII and state laws
  • Implications of EEOC v. Kaplan, EEOC v. Freeman, and recent EEOC settlements
  • Class action litigation strategies
  • Best practices for avoiding liability and risk in conducting background checks

Through our partnership with, we are able to provide a complimentary video recording of the briefing to our clients and friends who are unable to attend. Please click the registration button to indicate that you will not be joining us but would be interested in receiving a copy of the materials and the link to the video.

For questions, please contact Jamie Lee at

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