Gustavo (“Gus”) Suárez assists employers on a broad range of employment law issues, with a focus on background check and e-signature law. A member of the firm’s Background Checks Practice Group, Gus provides practical advice on federal, state, and local background check law, including drafting compliant disclosure and authorization forms/online screens and pre-adverse and adverse action letters, reviewing and updating background check policies, walking employers through hiring and employment decisions, and advising on background check-related litigation (including single-plaintiff and class action defense). Additionally, he works with employers to ensure that their e-signature process for employees is compliant with federal and state e-signature law. Gus is a primary author of the OD Comply: Background Checks subscription and the OD Comply: E-Signatures materials.
Gus is known for his ability to find practical solutions that balance legal compliance and business reality. He is a regular, highly-rated speaker on topics like background check law, e-signature requirements, diversity and inclusion, and immigration compliance.
Born in San Juan, Puerto Rico to Cuban parents, Gus is fluent in Spanish.