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SRKA Annual Membership Meeting - Fair Credit Reporting Act, Background Checks and You

  • Thursday, October 20, 2016
  • 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
  • Racine Architect Hotel and Conference Center Racine, WI


  • All attendees are free for this event.

This is our biggest event of the year!

Join us as we:

  • Enjoy savings on 2017 Membership pricing.  Scroll to the bottom of this message for details about our Membership Specials for new and renewing members during the month of October.  
  • Thank our 2016 Board of Directors and welcome our 2017 Board of Directors.
  • Have a Book Sale to benefit the SHRM Foundation.  Donate any gently used business books and browse the collection of $5 books.
  • Draw names for various prizes and giveaways.
  • Learn from this outstanding presentation:

More and more organizations utilize background checks as an important tool in the hiring process.  Order a background check, get the results, apply the results to the decision making process, and you’re done…right?  Wrong!  With the growing use of background checks there is also growing litigation surrounding compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.  Failure to comply with the FCRA is one of the fastest growing categories of class-action lawsuits today. Examples abound.  Amazon was hit with a class-action lawsuit for not following the FCRA Adverse Action process.  Kohl’s Department Stores was hit with a class-action lawsuit under the FCRA for unclear and ambiguous language in their background report disclosures.

This presentation will first offer an overview of the criminal justice system as it relates to background checks.  The four sources of criminal information will be discussed including the strengths and weaknesses of each source.  The Fair Credit Reporting Act will be discussed in length including what steps you need to take to stay compliant with the FCRA and minimize your exposure to litigation. This includes the acknowledgement and disclosure, the adverse action process, and the underlying intent of the FCRA.  Bill will also touch upon other relevant topics such as “ban the box” legislation. Please note, Bill is not an attorney so he cannot provide legal advice.

Speaker Biography:

Bill Wons is the President and Owner of Wons Background Investigations LLC.  He earned his Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville and an M.B.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh.  Bill has over 22 years experience in the background investigation field including 15 years as the owner of Wons Background Investigations LLC. Wons Background Investigations is a member of the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS).  He holds the Advanced FCRA certification through NAPBS. Wons Background Investigations currently provides background screening services for over 450 companies and organizations nationwide.  He has presented at the WI SHRM Conference. 

This session is approved for SHRM Professional Development Credits (PDCs) and HRCI recertification credits.


This event is sponsored by:

Our Annual Sponsor is:


Join or renew on our new website during the month of October and save $10 on regular and student memberships and $20 on premium memberships.  Pricing is reflected on the website and will increase on November 1st.  

Please note:  all members were transferred to our new site as Professional Members.  Please be sure to choose the proper membership type for your status as an HR Professional.  

When you visit our site: you will click on log-in.  Your USER ID is your email address.  Click on FORGOT PASSWORD to reset your password. Everyone (members and non-members) will need to do this the first time.  A link will be sent to set/reset your password.  

This is the first time we are using our new site for event registration and membership management.  There could be unforeseen issues and we ask for your patience as we work through them.  If you have any issues joining or renewing on-line, please contact Jane Kurylo at or 414-217-6700. 

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SRKA is a 501(c)6 non-profit organization. 

Chapter #0712

PO Box 085453

Racine, WI  53408

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