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Pre-employment Background Screening Trends Legal Developments and Best Practices

City College of San Francisco Chinatown North Beach Campus

November 06, 2014


URL: http://ceac.org/region_2/san_francisco_eac/calendar_of_events/

Event: SF EAC General Meeting

Title: Pre-employment Background Screening Trends, Legal Developments, and Best Practices

Date: Thursday, November 6, 2014

Time: 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM

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

Place: City College of San Francisco Chinatown North Beach Campus, 808 Kearny Street, 9th Floor, Room 905 (across the street from Portsmouth Square)

Summary:

Employees are typically a firm’s biggest financial investment as well as a large source of potential risk.  Just one bad hire can result in a legal and financial nightmare, including workplace violence, theft and unqualified employees. Consequently, negligent hiring is one of the fastest growing areas of employment litigation. In addition, new rules announced by the EEOC in April 2012 on the use of criminal records has the potential to impact how every employer in America hires.  Employers also need to be aware of cutting edge developments, including the “Ban the Box” approach to criminal records on employment applications, the use of social media sites and password protections, and limitations on credit reports.  To help keep your business productive and out of court, speaker Lester Rosen will share legally compliant best practices, recent legal developments,  review the “Only in California” rules, and discuss the next cutting-edge trends in background checks.  Protect yourself and your company by learning successful strategies on how to obtain and utilize criminal records and background information of job applicants and prospective employees.  Attend this session and be better prepared for that next important hiring decision.

About the Speaker:

Lester S. Rosen is an attorney and a nationally recognized expert on pre-employment screening, safe hiring practices, and the Fair Credit Reporting Act.  Mr. Rosen is a former criminal defense trial attorney and former Deputy District Attorney.  He is the founder and CEO of Employment Screening Resources (ESR), a Northern California based national background screening firm accredited by the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS).   Mr. Rosen is the author of the definitive book on pre-employment screening and legal compliance, The Safe Hiring Manual, the first comprehensive book on safe hiring and background checks (2nd edition 2012/734 pages)  He is been involved in drafting the current California laws governing background checks.  
 


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