Events & Webinars

CareerBuilder Employment Screening has long provided regular webinars and events designed to empower and inform.

Confirm with confidence: common I-9 mistakes and the benefits of E-Verify

Date: December 4th, 2019
Time: 12:00 PM CST

Presenters: Laura Randazzo, VP of Compliance CBES; Jennifer Nelson, E-Verify Outreach Management, US Citizenship and Immigration Services

About this Webinar:
It is not uncommon for employers across the country to have compliance questions when it comes to onboarding new hires, Let us help take the uncertainty out of employment verification!

Join CareerBuilder Employment Screening and US Citizenship and Immigration Services as they address the proper completion of Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, take a close up look at each section of the Form I-9 and how to avoid the common mistakes. Employers will also learn the benefits of enrolling and using E-Verify as an electronic extension to Form I-9 in order to verify the legal work authorization of new hires. Bring your questions and join us for an informative discussion.


FMCSA Clearinghouse: What the new database means for employers

Date: October 17th, 2019
Time: 12:00 PM CST

Presenters: Laura Randazzo,VP Compliance, CB Employment Screening; Thomas M. Eden, III, Partner, Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete, LLP

About this Webinar:
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse database will have a major impact on highway safety – and will be a game-changer for employers who hire CDL drivers. But what is it exactly? And how will employers be required to use it?

Get answers to these questions and more during our upcoming webinar: FMCSA Clearinghouse: What the New Database Means for Employers, on Thursday, October 17 at 12 p.m. CT.

Thomas Eden III, labor and employment law expert and partner at Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete, will cover topics including:

  • An overview of the Clearinghouse database and the information it will provide
  • When employers can begin registering themselves and their drivers
  • How to use the database, and when it must be used
  • What it means for employers' existing FMCSA drug and alcohol policies

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Check Yourself: Complying with New Ban the Box Rules

Date: September 5th, 2019
Time: 12:00 PM CST

Presenters: Laura Randazzo, VP of Compliance Employment Screening; Pamela Devata, Partner, Seyfarth Shaw, LLC

About this Webinar:
There's a delicate balance between an individual's right to privacy and an employer's right to know relevant information about who they're hiring. In order to maintain this balance, the rules governing employment screening are frequently updated and revised. This can lead to a confusing legal landscape for employers, who must comply with the latest federal, state and local regulations.

Luckily, we're here to help you make sense of it all.

Join us on Thursday, September 5 at 12:00 p.m. CT for a new webinar, Check yourself: ensuring compliance in employment screening, where Laura Randazzo, VP of Compliance at CareerBuilder Employment Screening and Pamela Devata, Partner at Seyfarth Shaw LLC will discuss:

  • The status of Ban the Box laws and the Fair Chance Act
  • States with regulations going beyond BTB and FCA
  • Updates to the pre-adverse action process
  • How technology can help you stay compliant with rules and regulations

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Regulations and Investigations: What's next for background checks?

Date: June 13th, 2019
Presenter: Pamela Devata, Partner Seyfarth, Shaw Law Firm

About this Webinar:
With new decisions interpreting the disclosure requirements of the FCRA there has been a rush of new litigation. Make sure you know the hot issues relating to these technical issues. Litigation also sparks regulatory investigations and interest. Hear what is going on in Washington as it relates to hot issues effecting employment background screening.

Take aways: Tips and best practices for disclosure and authorization forms including investigative consumer reports and credit checks.

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Aliases & AKA's - What Background Checks May Miss

Date: April 3rd, 2019
Presenters: Laura Randazzo, VP of Compliance at CareerBuilder Employment Screening and Philip J. Cline, Former Superintendent of the Chicago Police Department

About this Webinar:
Is your background screening program designed to protect your organization, or do you wonder what you are really checking. In today's world, access to data is readily available from a multitude of data sources, and for screening companies and employers, access to data can be positive, but access to data in the wrong hands can pose a risk to employers. On the positive side, data tools allow for enhanced screening capabilities, but on the negative side, a concerning pattern of identity discrepancies or AKA's pose a risk to employers with the need to know who they are hiring. In today's webinar you will learn about the screening tools available to help you ensure your background screening program is aligned with your organizations risk mitigation goals to protect, and assure a safe and secure work environment.

  • AKA's - how individuals try to hide their identity
  • Criminal Record Monitoring
  • How criminal records are located in the court systems
  • Tools you can access for risk mitigation and risk assessment

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Marijuana at Work in 2019 – What Employers Need to Know

Date: March 7th, 2019
Presenters: Laura Randazzo, VP of Compliance at CareerBuilder Employment Screening and William J. Judge of Drug Screening Compliance Institute

About this Webinar:
As it stands today, 46 of the 50 states in our country authorize either the personal and/or medical use of marijuana or cannabidiol (CBD). One in four Americans now lives in a state where cannabis use is fully legal for all adults. With stats like that, there are sure to be impacts to today's workplace environments that employers need to be aware of and most importantly, be prepared for. With new laws come new rules and court decisions for employers to navigate. We will review the top concerns for the workplace along with tools for employers to stay ahead of these fast-changing rules.

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Ongoing Background Checks and Monitoring: Best Practices for Employers

Date: January 10th, 2019
Presenters: Laura Randazzo, VP of Compliance at Careerbuilder Employment Screening and Pamela Devata, Partner at Seyfarth Shaw LLP

About this Webinar:
During this webinar, we will discuss monitoring employees throughout their employment and the role background checks can play in that process. We will review the pros and cons, and also share practices to assure compliance with the many laws related to ongoing employee background checks. Additionally, we'll discuss the type of policies employers should have in place, as well as the decision making process involved in this effort.

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What You Need to Know About the New GDPR Mandates

Date: October 30th, 2018
Presenters: Laura Randazzo, VP of Compliance at Careerbuilder Employment Screening and John P. Tomaszewski, Partner at Seyfarth Shaw LLP

About this Webinar:
Navigating the ever-changing laws – both domestic and international – can be overwhelming, not to mention confusing. The recent GDPR changes are no exception – especially since non-compliance carries a high price tag.

In this webinar you'll learn:

  • The changes that have occurred since GDPR went into effect
  • GDPR's impact on other countries, including new data protection regulations
  • The differences between countries deemed adequate under GDRP, and countries (like the U.S.) where binding corporate rules and standard contract clauses are required in order to comply

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What Employers Should Know Before Considering Arrests and Pending Charges

Date: August 30th, 2018
Presenters: Pamela Devata Partner, Seyfarth Shaw LLP and Courtney Stieber, Associate Seyfarth Shaw LLP

About this Webinar:
Discovering that a candidate has an arrest record should not be taken lightly; however, you may want to think twice before you automatically dismiss that candidate. Using a candidate's criminal history to make employment decisions could violate certain rules and regulations set forth by the EEOC. In other words, it could get you in big legal trouble.

Don't let that happen to you. Register today for What Employers Should Know Before Considering Arrests and Pending Charges on Thursday, August 30, 2018 at 12:00 PM (CST)

In this webinar, employment law experts Pamela Devata and Courtney Stieber will help you make sense of the rules around dealing with candidates who have arrests and pending charges. They'll discuss:

  • How to navigate ban the box regulations and other local and state laws.
  • The EEOC's guidance on arrests and pending charges.
  • Best practices when considering pending cases in employment decisions.

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Clearing Up Confusion Around FCRA Compliance

Date: April 24th, 2018
Presenters: Employment law experts Pam Devata and Courtney Stieber of Seyfarth Shaw LLP

About this Webinar:

What you need to know about FCRA compliance when conducting background checks.

Background checks are key to ensuring a safe, secure workplace; however, they also require taking specific steps to ensure compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) – and that is no small task. A new webinar from CareerBuilder will help you better understand what you need to do to stay FCRA compliant.

Join employment law experts Pam Devata and Courtney Stieber of Seyfarth Shaw LLP as they address:

  • The latest insights as they relate to the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA).
  • What you need to know to remain FCRA-compliant.
  • How to align your screening practices with FCRA regulations.
  • How the right background check partner can help you navigate these complex issues.

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Marijuana, Opioids and State Laws – What HR Teams Need to Know

Date: March 27th, 2018
Presenters: Laura Randazzo and Bill Judge

About this Webinar:
A growing number of states have or are planning to legalize marijuana for medical or recreational use. At the same time, many are also dealing with the opioid epidemic plaguing the country.

Many states limit adverse employment action for medical marijuana use, and in Maine, employers can't discriminate against an employee for off-duty marijuana use. As a result, employers are faced with complex challenges related to state human rights issues, state compliance issues and the increasing cost of noncompliance.

Arm yourself with the most up-to-date information on drug testing and compliance during our new webinar Drug Testing: The Impact to State Laws and Employers on March 27 at 12 p.m. Central.

Hosts Laura Randazzo, VP of Compliance at CareerBuilder Employment Screening, and Bill Judge, attorney and co-founder of Encompass Compliance Corp, will discuss how these issues impact HR teams and offer practical solutions for being prepared.

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Ban the Box Laws, Salary History Restrictions, Class Action Litigation, Oh My!

Date: January 18th, 2018
Presenters: Bill Simmons, labor law attorney at Litter and Laura Randazzo, VP, Compliance at CareerBuilder

About this Webinar:
Arm yourself with crucial up-to-date information about background screening. Simply modifying employment applications is no longer enough to comply with the wide array of restrictions now placed on employers. Laura Randazzo, VP, Compliance at CareerBuilder, will discuss how these trends impact HR teams, and offer solutions on what to do right now to stay out in front.

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Empower 2017

Empower 2017

Date: Tuesday, September 5, 2017 - Thursday, September 7, 2017
Time: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM CST
Lcoation: Sheraton Grand Chicago, 301 E North Water St, Chicago, Illinois 60611

About this Event:
Join us at CareerBuilder's exclusive, invitation-only event, where you'll get inspired by world-renowned speakers and thought leaders; attend breakout sessions featuring the latest trends, innovations and best practices in talent acquisition, employment screening and human capital management; take a first look at our newest products and solutions; and network with fellow top practitioners. Come experience an event that will change the way you find, hire and manage your employees.

Empower 2017 Website


SHRM 2017 Annual Conference & Exposition

Date: June 18-21, 2017
Lcoation: New Orleans, LA
Booth Number: 532

About this Conference:
The SHRM Annual Conference is the best - and biggest - HR Conference in the world. Internationally-renowned speakers offer fresh points of view and inspiring stories that can help shift your perspectives and deepen your understanding of leadership, motivation, and success.

Visit SHRM17 Website

Maximizing Outcomes: The Candidate Experience and Background Checks

Date and Time: Wednesday, May 9, from 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM CST
Presenter: Mary Poquette, Owner and Principal Consultant, Poquette Screening Solution, LLC

About this Webinar:
Attendees will learn about the eight essential elements you need to know to properly procure and use a background check. Key topics of the webinar are:

  • The importance of keeping candidates informed throughout the process
  • How to navigate potential landmines and create positive outcomes

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What's New In the World of Employment-Related Drug Testing

Date and Time: Thursday, Feb 9, from 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM CST
Presenter: William J. Judge, JD, LLM, Chief Research Officer Encompass Compliance Corp.

About this Webinar:
Attendees will learn about new OSHA requirements and will walk away with best practices for handling issues related to legalized marijuana and prescription abuse in the workplace.

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Why You Should Screen Your Workplace and How To Do It Lawfully

Date and Time: Wednesday, Feb 1, from 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM CST
Presenters: Rod M. Fliegel, Co-Chair, Privacy and Background Checks Practice Group and Jennifer L. Mora, Shareholder, Employment & Labor Law Solutions Worldwide.

About this Webinar:
Attendees will learn about why companies screen. Key topics of the webinar are:

  • Negligent hiring claims
  • Problems with doing it without a CRA
  • Complying with the FCRA
  • Ban the box and other state/local issues

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Presenter: Dave Basham, Management & Program Analyst, Outreach Branch, Verification Division, US Citizenship & Immigration Services

About this Webinar:
Realizing the new Form I-9 will be out by Nov 22nd, this session will cover all the changes in depth that includes the areas that have been updated, when do you have to start using the form as well as many other common mistakes or misunderstandings about the correct completion and storage of your Forms I-9.

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