Safe Hiring Expert to Present Session at HR West 2012 Conference on Laws Regulating Employment Screening

To help employers examine their background screening process against state and federal laws to ensure legal compliance, safe hiring expert Attorney Lester Rosen, CEO of San Francisco-area based background check firm Employment Screening Resources (ESR), will present the session ‘Extreme Caution Advised: Dealing With Federal and State Laws Regulating Pre-employment Screening and Safe Hiring,’ at the HR West 2012 Conference on Tuesday April 24, 2012 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. PST in the South San Francisco Conference Center. For more information, visit: http://www.hrwest.org/?q=content/407-extreme-caution-advised-dealing-federal-and-state-laws-regulating-pre-employment. To obtain the session in a PDF format after the conference, visit http://www.esrcheck.com/HRWest.

“To avoid bad hiring decisions, employers have increasingly turned to background screening as a risk management tool,” explains Rosen, author of ‘The Safe Hiring Manual,’ the first comprehensive guide to employment screening. “But, no background screening program should be conducted by employers on job applicants without a full understanding of the laws regulating the background screening process.”

During the presentation, Rosen will examine federal and state laws to help employers and Human Resources professionals ensure the legal compliance of their organization’s background screening practices, including:

  • The federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA);
  • Discrimination and privacy laws;
  • The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA); and
  • A host of state-specific rules.

“Employers need to realize that even credit reports, criminal records, and social network sites are impacted by EEOC and ADA considerations,” warns Rosen, a frequent speaker nationally on background screening and due diligence issues as part of the ‘ESR Speaks’ background check training program.

Rosen founded Employment Screening Resources (ESR), a nationwide background check firm accredited by the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS), and 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.

To obtain the session ‘Extreme Caution Advised: Dealing With Federal and State Laws Regulating Pre-employment Screening and Safe Hiring’ by Lester Rosen in a PDF format, visit http://www.esrcheck.com/HRWest and fill out the brief ‘Request Information’ form. The presentation by Rosen – as well as a complimentary white paper on using social media for background checks and information on ESR’s new Assured Compliance System that offers automated and paperless compliance with background screening laws – will be available at http://www.esrcheck.com/HRWest after the HR West 2012 Conference on April 25.

For more information about Employment Screening Resources (ESR) – ‘The Background Check AuthoritySM – visit http://www.esrcheck.com/ or call 415.898.0044.

 About Employment Screening Resources (ESR):
Employment Screening Resources (ESR) – ‘The Background Check AuthoritySM – provides accurate and actionable information, empowering employers to make informed safe hiring decisions for the benefit for our clients, their employees, and the public. ESR literally wrote the book on background screening with “The Safe Hiring Manual” by Founder and CEO Lester Rosen. ESR is accredited by The National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS), a distinction held by a small percentage of screening firms. By choosing an accredited screening firm like ESR, employers know they have selected an agency that meets the highest industry standards. For more information about Employment Screening Resources (ESR), visit http://www.esrcheck.com/ or call 415.898.0044 or 888.999.4474.

About ESR News:
The Employment Screening Resources (ESR) News blog – ESR News – provides employment screening information for employers, recruiters, and jobseekers on a variety of topics including credit reports, criminal records, data privacy, discrimination, E-Verify, jobs reports, legal updates, negligent hiring, workplace violence, and use of search engines and social network sites for background checks. For more information about ESR News or to send comments or questions, please email ESR News Editor Thomas Ahearn at tahearn@esrcheck.com.