Background Check Expert Lester Rosen Discusses Proper Use of Criminal Records When Hiring in Webinar November 6

To help employers comply with U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) guidance, Attorney Lester Rosen, Founder and CEO of Employment Screening Resources® (ESR), will discuss ‘Proper Use of Criminal Records When Hiring – Best Practices for Complying with the EEOC’s New Enforcement Guidelines’ in a webinar sponsored by Avant Resources on Wednesday, November 6, 2013 at 3:00 PM ET/12:00 PM PT. To register for the webinar, visit

“The guidance issued by the EEOC in April 2012 may well have a profound impact on how employers in America hire,” says Rosen, author of ‘The Safe Hiring Manual’ and a frequent speaker on due diligence and background check issues as part of the ‘ESR Speaks’ program.

On April 25, 2012, the EEOC – the agency that enforces federal laws prohibiting employment discrimination – approved an updated Enforcement Guidance on the Consideration of Arrest and Conviction Records in Employment Decisions Under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

In this 60 minute webinar approved for 1.0 hour HRCI credits, Rosen will go beyond simply repeating the EEOC Guidance language and will give “real world” examples and suggestions on what employers should do now to remain in compliance while performing criminal background checks. He will demonstrate steps and tools that employers can implement immediately at no cost to demonstrate good faith compliance. Topics covered in the webinar include:

  • Longstanding court decisions and existing EEOC Guidance documents.
  • Employment discrimination based on race and national origin, criminal records, and employer practices.
  • The differences between arrest and conviction records.
  • Disparate treatment and disparate impact analysis under Title VII.
  • Employer defenses the EEOC believes meet the “job related and consistent with business necessity” standard.
  • Compliance with other federal laws and/or regulations that conflict with Title VII.
  • State and local laws or regulations preempted by Title VII.
  • EEOC Guidance best practices for employers.
  • Option for handling questions about post criminal records.
  • Criticisms of the new EEOC Guidance.
  • The Good, the Maybe Good and the Challenging stemming from the new EEOC Guidance.
  • What should employers do now?

At the end of this webinar, employers will have a road map for action items they can implement immediately to demonstrate legal compliance. There will also be a Question and Answer session and a copy of webinar handouts. To register for ‘Proper Use of Criminal Records When Hiring – Best Practices for Complying with the EEOC’s New Enforcement Guidelines,’ visit

The presenter Rosen founded Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) in 1997 in the San Francisco, California area and the company is accredited by the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS®). For more information about Employment Screening Resources® (ESR), call Toll Free 888.999.4474 or visit


About Employment Screening Resources® (ESR):

Founded by safe hiring expert Attorney Les Rosen in 1997, Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) – ‘The Background Check Authority®’– provides accurate and actionable information that empowers employers to make informed hiring decisions for the benefit of their organizations, employees, and the public. CEO Rosen literally wrote the book on background checks with “The Safe Hiring Manual” and ESR is accredited by The National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS), a distinction held by a small percent of screening firms. Employers choosing ESR know they have selected an agency meeting the highest industry standards. To learn more about ESR, visit or call toll free 888.999.4474.

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