SHRM 2017 Annual Conference and Exposition
June 19, 2017
Event: SHRM® 2017 Annual Conference & Exposition
Session Title: A Strategic Approach to a Legally Compliant and Effective Background Screening Program
Date/Time: June 19, 2017 from 4:00 PM to 05:15 PM
Place: New Orleans, Louisiana
Speaker: Lester Rosen, Attorney and CEO, Employment Screening Resources (ESR)
SHRM Professional Development Credits (PDCs): 1.25
Competencies: HR Expertise, Critical Evaluation | Intended Audience: Midlevel
This session will provide an update on federal and state laws, lawsuits and regulations controlling pre-employment screening background checks and audit your current practice.
To avoid bad hiring decisions, employers are utilizing pre-employment background screening as a risk management tool. However, background checks are increasingly subject to litigation including class actions, legislation and regulation. You need a strategy to comply with your due diligence obligations, the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), allegations of discrimination and the “Ban the Box” laws. This session will audit key areas of legal compliance to help you hire the best while avoiding legal fallout. You will:
- Learn how the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act and similar state laws impact hiring.
- Understand the impact of the EEOC Guidance and “Ban the Box” on the use of criminal records.
- Review the elements and defenses to negligent hiring lawsuits.
- Understand the current explosion in class action lawsuits related to background checks.
- Learn how to audit your current practices for legal compliance and best practices
Attorney Lester Rosen is founder and CEO of Employment Screening Resources (ESR), a nationwide background check firm accredited by the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS). He is the author of "The Safe Hiring Manual," the first comprehensive guide to background checks, and a frequent speaker at national and statewide conferences on background check issues. He was the chairperson of the steering committee that founded the NAPBS and served as first co-chair. He also has qualified as an expert witness on issues surrounding due diligence.