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SHRM Talent Management Conference and Exposition

Nashville, TN

April 29 - 30, 2014


URL: http://conferences.shrm.org/talent-conference

Event: 2014 SHRM Talent Management Conference & Exposition

Date/Location: April 28-30, 2014 in Nashville, TN

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

Session #1:

Title:  Dealing with the New EEOC Criminal Records Guidance and Hiring

Date/Time: Tuesday, April 29, 2014 / 10:45 AM - 12:00 PM EST

Place: Gaylord Opryland

Credit: 1.25 HR Credit

Workplace Application:

This session will help you develop an action plan to demonstrate compliance with the EEOC guidance on the use of criminal records in background checks and hiring. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued a new guidance on the use of criminal records in hiring decisions that has the impact to totally change how your organization approaches hiring. This session will explore what you should do now to ensure compliance while performing criminal background checks. You will leave with an understanding on the basis of court cases against employers alleging discrimination in how background checks are conducted. Learn how to deal with issues such as, ban the box, relevancy matrixes,targeted screens, and individualized assessments as well as what steps you can take immediately to comply with the EEOC Guidance and minimize your legal risks yet still ensuring a safe workplace.

Link: http://conferences.shrm.org/conference/2014-talent-management-conference-session-planner/session/dealing-new-eeoc-criminal

Session #2:

Title:  Negligent Hiring and Background Checks-Best Practices and Legal Compliance

Date/Time: Wednesday, April 30, 2014 / 9:45 AM - 11:00 AM EST

Place: Gaylord Opryland

Credit: 1.25 HR Credit

Workplace Application:

Learn legally complaint best practices to keep your company productive and out of court, including how to obtain and utilize criminal record and background information on job applicants. Background checks and due diligence have become mission critical for employers. Failure to conduct due diligence during hiring can create a legal and financial nightmare including lawsuits and fraudulent a workers. However, failure to comply with numerous state and federal laws and regulations also carries extreme risks. You will get an overview of the the basics of a negligent hiring lawsuit and defenses that work and do not work. Get acquainted with cutting-edge issues such as the new EEOC focus on criminal records and credit reports and the use of social network sites. Rosen will show you how to spot fraudulent employment and education credentials as well as the steps to implement a legally compliant program that will help you hire the best employees.

Link: http://conferences.shrm.org/conference/2014-talent-management-conference-session-planner/session/negligent-hiring-and-background

Speaker Bio:

Attorney Lester S. Rosen is Founder and CEO of Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) and the author of “The Safe Hiring Manual,” the first comprehensive guide to background checks. He is a nationally recognized safe hiring expert who was the chairperson of the steering committee that founded the National Association of  Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS) and served as the first co-chairman. He is a frequent presenter nationwide and his speaking appearances have included numerous national and statewide conferences for “ESR Speaks.”


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