A member of the firm’s Background Checks Team, Gus has extensive background check experience, including analyzing and drafting valid disclosure & authorization forms and pre-adverse and adverse action letters, representing employers in background check-related litigation (single-plaintiff and class action), and advising employers on how to get and stay compliant on ever-changing background check requirements. On a daily basis, he provides practical advice on the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act, Title VII, and state/local background check issues, including developing compliant background check processes and guiding employers on employment decisions based on applicant and employee background checks.
Gus also has deep experience in employment discrimination matters, from the EEOC charge stage through litigation. He has defended numerous employers-- from a local transportation authority to a national department store chain-- in Title VII lawsuits. He also has provided guidance concerning I-9 law and the South Carolina Illegal Immigration Reform Act (SCIIRA) to countless companies in various industries, including in the education, hospitality, construction, and manufacturing sectors.