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HRLF January Program: Montserrat C. Miller

  • Friday, January 09, 2015
  • 8:00 AM - 10:30 AM
  • NRECA Conference Center , 4301 Wilson Blvd., Arlington VA 22203


HRLF Welcomes January Speaker: Montserrat C. Miller

As HR professionals deal with the increasing complex challenges the use of predictive analytics and social media in hiring practices, it is crucial that we are mindful of lessons learned.

Plaintiffs’ class action attorneys are successfully pursuing claims against employers nationwide for failing to properly follow the background check process under the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act. In order to protect your corporate reputation, it is important to understand today’s legal and compliance environment and also consider what the future holds for employee background screening, including the use of social media in the process. This presentation will cover:

  • How the FCRA applies to employers and their use of background checks;
  • Status of FCRA pre-employment screening class action lawsuits against employers and lessons learned;
  • Best practices for employers when developing and implementing polices for the use of credit records, criminal histories and social networking sites in hiring decisions and steps to take to avoid exposure and liability; and
  • What does the future hold for employment screening – big data, predictive analytic and scoring, social media, safeguarding employee data.
About the Speaker:

Montserrat C. Miller is a partner in the Privacy and Consumer Regulatory; Immigration; and Government Affairs Practice Groups at Arnall Golden Gregory LLP in Washington, D.C. Ms. Miller's experience includes work in the public-sector, private practice and in the court room.

Ms. Miller assists clients with privacy and data protection-related matters, including counseling and defending companies regarding their compliance under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). Ms. Miller’s practice includes a special emphasis on the use of criminal and credit history information and compliance with the FCRA, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and state consumer protection laws which impact the use of background checks for employment screening and tenancy purposes. Ms. Miller is Washington Counsel to the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS), an association of employment and tenant background screening companies.

Ms. Miller has extensive experience representing clients before the Federal Trade Commission, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Department of Homeland Security, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the U.S. Congress.


NRECA Conference Center, 4301 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA

Front Desk: 703-907-5939 

Metro: Ballston on the Orange Line. Parking at Ballston Common across Wilson Blvd. 

Tentative Program Schedule: 

Registration Time: 08:00 am
Program Welcome (Networking Breakfast): 08:15 am
Program Starts: 08:30 am
Program Concludes: 10:00 am
Informal Conversation time with speakers - 10:00 am-10:30 am

HRLF members: FREE 
Non-Members: $100 

HRLF members may send a substitute to any program they cannot attend and may bring one guest free during their membership year.

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