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International Background Checks: Global Due Diligence and Legal Compliance

Avant Resources Webinar

June 13, 2012


Title: International Background Checks: Global due Diligence and Legal Compliance

Date/Tme: Wednesday, June 13, 2012 at 3:00 PM Eastern Time

Speaker: Attorney Lester Rosen, Founder & CEO of Employment Screening Resources (ESR)

Credit: Approved for 1.0 Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI) credit and 1.0 Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credit

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Workplace Application:
This seminar will introduce employers to international background check, including the legal, practical and cultural challenges employers face when obtaining information outside of the United States.
Employers have long recognized that conducting due diligence on new hires is a mission critical task. Firms cannot afford to be sidetracked by employee problems such as workplace violence, theft, false resumes, embezzlement, harassment or trumped-up injury claims. Employers can be the subject of lawsuits for negligent hiring if they hire someone that they should have known, through the exercise of due diligence, was dangerous, unfit or unqualified.
However, with the mobility of workers across international borders it is no longer adequate to conduct these checks just in the United States. A significant percentage of the population consists of immigrants. In addition, an increasing number of workers have spent part of their professional career abroad. With business gong global, U.S. firms are having to staff up offices internationally as well.  The number of countries from which employers seek additional information about applicants is expansive, and includes India, China, Philippines, France, Germany, Russia, Brazil, Mexico, Australia, Japan, Canada, among others.
Among the topics covered are the ins and outs of international criminal records, terrorist databases, and whether background checks are needed on applicants with a visa.  Also covered will be international employment and education verification, and how to protect against fake international degrees.  Special emphasis will be placed on data protection and privacy including the rules of the European Union and Canada.  Employers will learn that although international screening can be challenging, there are ways to help hire the best regardless of the country involved.
Learning Points:

  • Learn why international background checks are becoming an important tool for employers.
  • Understand the tools that are available and the limitations to international background check.
  • Learn the legal and privacy aspects of checking international credentials.

Speaker Bio:

Lester S. Rosen is an Attorney at Law and founder and CEO of Employment Screening Resources (ESR) –  – 'The Background Check AuthoritySM' and nationwide background screening company located in the San Francisco, California area and accredited by the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS). He is the author of “The Safe Hiring Manual,” the first comprehensive guide to employment screening, and has also written “The Safe Hiring Audit.”
Rosen  is also a frequent presenter nationwide on employment screening and his speaking appearances have included numerous national and statewide conferences as part of the "ESR Speaks" Training Program: Mr. Rosen was also the chairperson of the steering committee that founded the NAPBS, a professional trade organization for the background screening industry, and served as the first co-chairman in 2004.
Rosen is a former deputy District Attorney and criminal defense attorney and has taught criminal law and procedure at the University of California Hastings College of the Law. 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. His speaking appearances have included numerous national and statewide conferences. His jury trials have included murder, death penalty and federal cases. He graduated UCLA with Phi Beta Kappa honors, and received a J.D. degree from the University of California at Davis, serving on the Law Review. He holds the highest attorney rating of A.V. in the national Martindale-Hubbell listing of American Attorneys. He is also a licensed Private Investigator in California.



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