10/15/2008 EmployeeScreenIQ Offers Free Webinar on New FTC Identity Theft Guidelines


Global Employment Screening Company Offers Best Practice Tips for Compliance

New Federal Trade Commission Identity Theft Red Flag guidelines are set to take effect on November 1, 2008. Is your organization aware of its obligations under these new provisions? All users of consumer reports (background checks) must implement procedures to deal with any notices of address discrepancy they receive from a nationwide consumer reporting agency. These policies and procedures must be designed to help the user confirm that the consumer report and the consumer match.

employeescreenIQ, a global employment background screening provider, is offering a free webinar presented by Seyfarth Shaw labor and employment attorney, Pam Devata, for employers that want to learn about these guidelines and how they can get in compliance.

Devata said, “It is no secret that identity theft has become a problem for consumers in recent years, costing millions of dollars in fraudulent purchases, credit fixes and litigation. As a result, the legislature and many government agencies including the Federal Trade Commission have taken measures to curb this rising trend.”

employeescreenIQ President and C.O.O., Jason Morris offers “If your organization conducts background checks, these provisions affect you. This webinar reinforces our commitment to educate the marketplace on the issues vital to best practices and compliance.”

The free webinar can be downloaded at employeescreen University’s white paper site. More information about the FTC Guidelines can be found here.