Staying Out of Legal Out Hot Water and Avoiding Lawsuits and Legal Fees
NAPBS 2011 Annual Conference - Denver , CO
March 21, 2011
The National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS) 2011 Annual Conference
Title: Staying Out of Legal Out Hot Water and Avoiding Lawsuits (and Legal Fees)
Where: Hyatt Recency Denver, Denver , Colorado
When: Monday, March 21, 2011, 4:00pm-4:50pm
Speaker: Lester S. Rosen, President of Employment Screening Resources (ESR)
Did you know there are lawyers in the US that have a specialty of suing Consumer Reporting Agencies? Since background screening has numerous moving parts, background screening firms need to be careful to not be a moving target for lawsuits.
In the educational session, Rosen – a frequent speaker nationwide on the topic of safe hiring – surveys a number of areas where background screening firms may have exposure to lawsuits, from legal compliance and privacy issues to how criminal records are reported and general business practices. Attendees play judge as cases where background screening firms have been sued are reviewed. Other topics covered in the session include:
- Who Can Sue CRAs
- Trends to More Liability
- Critical Considerations for CRAs
- Proper Use of Criminal Databases
- CRA Liability for Court Researchers
- Cause of Action for Inaccurate Reports
- Over and Under Reporting Criminal Results
- Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) Requirements
- Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) Issues
Lester S. Rosen is an attorney at law and President of Employment Screening Resources (www.ESRcheck.com ), a national background screening company located in California. ESR is an accredited background firm under the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS) accreditation program.
He is the author of “The Safe Hiring Manual--Complete Guide to Keeping Criminals, Imposters and Terrorists Out of Your Workplace.” (512 pages-Facts on Demand Press), the first comprehensive book on employment screening. He has also written, “The Safe Hiring Audit,” published in 2008.
He is also a consultant, writer and frequent presenter nationwide on pre-employment screening and safe hiring issues. 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. See: http://www.esrcheck.com/ESR_Speaks.php.
Mr. Rosen was the chairperson of the steering committee that founded the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS) a professional trade organization for the screening industry and served as the first co-chairman in 2004.