The FCRA, The EEOC, and Criminal Records – Best Practices for Compliance

Thursday 1:30 – 2:30 PM

Session Description

Did you know that roughly 25% of the US adult population has a criminal record? Job applicants with a criminal history are still afforded certain rights in accordance with Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, EEOC Guidance, and the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). Making a hasty decision to remove someone with a criminal record from the applicant pool can result in costly lawsuits that put your employment screening process under the microscope. This presentation provides best practices to ensure you follow all necessary regulations when deciding how to proceed when an applicant has a criminal record.


Jessica L. Troncoso, J.D.

Jessica Troncoso is the Director of Compliance with Validity Screening Solutions. Jessica focuses on Validity’s knowledge base of all laws, statutes, and enforcement actions regulating the employment screening industry.

Jessica began in the Quality Assurance Department of Validity in 2012 and later worked remotely with the Research Department while attending law school. Jessica worked as a Judicial Extern for the Honorable Brian C. Wimes of the United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri and the Honorable Peggy Stevens McGraw of the 16th Circuit Court of Jackson County, Missouri.

Jessica has written and presented on legal topics relating primarily to the Fair Credit Reporting Act (“FCRA”). She is a member of the National Association of Professional Background Screeners, the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, and the American Bar Association.

She earned her Juris Doctor from Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley Law School and her Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from University of Missouri-Kansas City.