Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn
When a business learns that an employee has been arrested, numerous concerns are raised. To address this problem, Attorney and background check expert Lester Rosen, founder and CEO of Employment Screening Resources (ESR), will present a webinar with Aurora Training Advantage titled “Dealing With Employees That Have Been Charged With a Crime” on Wednesday, November 18, 2015 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. EST.
Employers are concerned both with protecting their business, and at the same time, being fair to the employee,” Rosen, author of ‘The Safe Hiring Manual,’ explains. “In addition, employers need to make immediate decisions on how to deal with the issues raised. Given the current legal environment surrounding the use of criminal information, employers also need to make sure they are not stepping on any legal landmines.”
In this interactive webinar, attendees will learn what steps employers should – and should not – take in response to the arrest of an employee. Topics covered include an overview of how the criminal justice system works as well as the application of the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) rules on the use of criminal records. Attendees will also:
- Understand the difference between an arrest, a criminal charge being filed, and a conviction.
- Learn how the FCRA and state laws regulates the use of criminal records.
- Understand the impact of the EEOC Guidance on the use of criminal records.
- Steps to take to avoid inaccurate criminal results.
- Learn how to audit your current practices for legal compliance.
Employers also need to learn which laws may affect them and what should be in their policy and approach to this situation. The information in the webinar will also be useful to issues surrounding the effective and legal use of criminal background checks before someone is hired in the first place. To learn more about the webinar, visit http://auroratrainingadvantage.com/webinars/employees-that-have-been-charged-with-a-crime/.
Rosen founded Employment Screening Resources (ESR), a nationwide background check firm located in California that is accredited by the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS). He was chairperson of the steering committee that founded the NAPBS and served as the first co-chairman in 2004. His speaking appearances include numerous national and statewide conferences. To learn more about ESR, call toll free 888.999.4474 or visit http://www.esrcheck.com.
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