The Federal Fair Credit Reporting Act and Background Checks
April 18, 2014
Title: The Federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) and Background Checks
Date: Friday, April 18, 2014 at 12:00 PM PST (3:00 PM EST)
Speaker: Lester Rosen, Founder & CEO Employment Screening Resources (ESR)
The federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) regulates how employers conduct pre-employment screening and investigations of current employees. Any employer, Human Resources or Security professional involved in pre-employment screening or employee investigations must have comply with this complex law. However, the FCRA is full of potential landmines that can expose unwary employers to liability. In addition, at least 27 states have their own version of the FCRA.
This session will first review the basic operation of the FCRA for employers. It will also cover pending legislation on conducting internal investigations, and the impact of Federal Trade Commission staff opinion letters, as well as new cases and future trends.
Lester Rosen Biography:
Attorney Lester S. Rosen is founder and CEO of Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) – 'The Background Check Authority®' 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.