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Conducting International Background Checks - Best Practices, Trends and Legal Compliance

Avant Resources Webinar

August 30, 2012


Title: Conducting International Background Checks - Best Practices, Trends and Legal Compliance

Date/Time: Thursday, August 30, 2012 at 3:00 pm ET (2:00 pm CT, 1:00 pm MT, 12:00 pm PT)

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


Duration: 60 minutes


Employers have long recognized that conducting due diligence on new hires is a mission critical task. 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 in just 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 more businesses going global every day, 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.
Join Les Rosen as he introduces employers to international background checks, including the legal, practical and cultural challenges employers face when obtaining information outside of the U.S. He will explain in detail the ins and outs of international criminal records, terrorist databases, and whether background checks are needed on applicants with a valid visa.

During this timely 60-minute presentation, employers will learn:

  • Why international background checks are becoming an necessary tool for all employers
  • What tools are available to international employers
  • The limitations of international background checks
  • The complex verification process of international employment and education
  • How to protect your company against fake international degrees
  • The legailities of data protection and privacy- including the rules of the European Union and Canada

Webinar Benefits:

  • 1.0 hour of HRCI-approved credit
  • 1.0 CLE credit (pre-approved in TN)
  • Live question and answer session
  • Complimentary copy of speaker's presentation slides
  • Your satisfaction is guaranteed.

Speaker Bio: 

Attorney Lester S. Rosen is Founder and CEO Employment Screening Resources, a national background screening company located in California that has been accredited by the National Association of Professional Background Screeners. He is the author of, “The Safe Hiring Manual,” the first comprehensive book on employment screening, and has also written “The Safe Hiring Audit.” He is also a frequent presenter nationwide on pre-employment screening and safe hiring issues and his speaking appearances have included numerous national and international conferences. 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.  

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