Ten common trucking company recruiting practices that can get them sideways with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Federal Trade Commission will be the focus of a webinar May 30 sponsored by the Truckload Carriers Assn.

This year, motor carriers have already paid more than $7 million because of Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) violations, according to the trucking association.  In a move noticed by attorneys and drivers alike, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), Federal Trade Commission (FTC), and Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) recently stepped up enforcement of the FCRA and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, paving the way for large and expansive class-action lawsuits.

The webinar, free to TCA members, will discuss how carriers can avoid becoming targets by reviewing their hiring process and rethinking some of the assumptions they may have made about what constitutes compliance in this new regulatory environment.

Other topics will include:

  • How do you get authorization to conduct a background screen.
  • What can and cannot be asked on your application forms.
  • What types of ex-offenders can be denied employment.
  • When do you need to provide adverse-action notifications.

Speakers for the webinar are Lana Batts, co-oresident, Driver iQ and Howard M. Kastrinsky, partner, King and Ballow.

Non-TCA member registration is $219 for access to the live May 30 event and $328 for access to the live event and the recorded program for one year.

To register visit http://tca.truckload.org/scripts/4Disapi.dll/events/eeoc-and-ftc/210/.