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Dealing With Federal and State Laws Regulating Pre-employment Screening and Safe Hiring

HR West 2012 - South San Francisco Conference Center

April 24, 2012


URL: http://www.hrwest.org/?q=content/407-extreme-caution-advised-dealing-federal-and-state-laws-regulating-pre-employment

Title:

Extreme Caution Advised: Dealing With Federal and State Laws Regulating Pre-employment Screening and Safe Hiring

Location:

HR West 2012 - South San Francisco Conference Center

Date/Time:

Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - 11:00am - 12:15pm

Workplace Application:

Examine your background screening processes against state and federal laws and regulations to ensure legal compliance.

To avoid bad hiring decisions, employers have increasingly turned to background screening as a risk management tool. But, no screening program should be conducted without a full understanding of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), discrimination and privacy laws, the ADA, and a host of state-specific rules. Even credit reports, criminal records and social network sites are impacted by EEOC and ADA considerations. Examine federal and state laws to ensure legal compliance of your organization’s practices.

Presenter:

Lester Rosen, CEO and Attorney, Employment Screening Resources.

Lester S. Rosen is an Attorney at Law and CEO of Employment Screening Resources (ESR), a national background screening company located in California. He is the author of “The Safe Hiring Manual - AComplete Guide to Keeping Criminals, Imposters and Terrorists Out of Your Workplace,” the first comprehensive book on employment screening, and “The Safe Hiring Audit.” He is also a consultant and frequent nationwide presenter. He has qualified and testified in the California, Florida and Arkansas Superior Courts as an expert witness on issues surrounding safe hiring and due diligence. He was also was the chairperson of the steering committee that founded the National Association of  Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS) and served as the first co-chairman.

Session Category:

Risk Management


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