Upcoming Webinar with Background Screening Legal Expert Pam Devata


Volunteers in the Workplace: Safeguarding Your Reputation and Protecting You from Liability Through Background Screening

Thursday, August 30th @ 2pm ET | 11am PST

Join us to hear from background screening legal expert Pamela Devata to:

–  Learn best practices for screening volunteers

–  Get real life examples of risks of liability when volunteers are not properly vetted

–  Understand what an organization might expect going forward after a negative experience, and how they can recover

–  Learn how background checks can minimize your risk and maximize the safety in your workplace


Speaker – Pam Devata
Seyfarth Shaw LLP

Pamela Devata is a Labor and Employment Partner at Seyfarth Shaw LLP in Chicago, IL. Pam leads Seyfarth’s nationwide Background Screening, Litigation and Compliance Team. She’s a national authority and firm go-to for all issues related to the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), background screening compliance, use of criminal and credit history, and Electronic Signature issues as well online and manual employment applications. A nationally recognized employment counselor, Pam has participated in numerous interviews, speeches, webinars, and trainings to employers on the subject criminal history and credit checks. She has leveraged her niche area of expertise into a thriving class action practice.

She counsels both employers, resellers, and consumer reporting agencies of background information on compliance requirements under FCRA and related state laws, develops procedures for appropriately handling high-volume national hiring needs, and she regularly litigates these issues on a single-plaintiff and class-wide basis, as in EEOC v. Kaplan Higher Education Corp., throughout the country.

Pam also testified before the EEOC at a Public Meeting regarding the use of credit checks in employment in Washington, D.C. Pam is also a certified Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt and was formerly an adjunct professor of Legal Writing at Chicago-Kent College of Law.