Safe Hiring Expert to Present Webinar on Background Checks and Avoiding Legal Tripwires on June 12

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

Attorney Lester Rosen, founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of leading global background check firm Employment Screening Resources® (ESR), will present the live webinar “Ban-the-Box, Background Checks, and Salary Inquiries: The Latest Update and Legal Tripwires to Avoid” produced by compliance experts Business & Legal Resources (BLR®) on Tuesday, June 12, 2018, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Pacific.

In the 90-minute webinar, Rosen will help attendees learn the latest updates on background checks including Ban-the-Box laws that bar employers from asking about the criminal records of job applicants and pay equity laws prohibiting employers from asking about a candidate’s salary history so they can avoid legal tripwires. Attendees hoping to stay within the law while screening job applicants will learn:

  • The latest updates on laws that affect background checks of prospective hires.
  • Questions employers can ask relating to criminal convictions – and when.
  • The role of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) in the use of criminal records including the EEOC Guidance on criminal records issued in 2012.
  • How the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) impacts employee background checks.
  • The importance of employer due diligence and providing ex-offenders with a second chance.
  • Best practices for reviewing job advertisements, employment applications, and other hiring-related documentation.
  • How to handle tricky questions relating to salary, and the laws employers need to be aware of.
  • Best practices for ensuring compliance when A company operates across multiple states or cities, which may have varying requirements concerning ban-the-box.
  • Whether employers have to explain if they decide against hiring someone because of a criminal record – and why.
  • How many years back employers can go when doing background checks.
  • How to establish background check policies that link the decision-making to job descriptions.
  • How to avoid “red flag” issues that could result in disparate treatment or disparate impact.
  • The importance of individualized assessments to avoid discrimination claims.
  • And much more!

The webinar “Ban-the-Box, Background Checks, and Salary Inquiries: The Latest Update and Legal Tripwires to Avoid” has been approved for 1.5 credit hours through the HR Certification Institute (HRCI) and for 1.5 Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). For more information, please visit http://store.blr.com/background-checks-salary-061218.

Rosen is the author of “The Safe Hiring Manual,” the first comprehensive book on background checks, and “The Safe Hiring Audit.” He is a frequent presenter nationwide on pre-employment screening and safe hiring issues with speaking appearances at numerous national and statewide conferences. He has qualified and testified in the Superior Courts as an expert witness on issues surrounding due diligence.

Rosen founded Employment Screening Resources (ESR) in the San Francisco, California area in 1997. ESR is accredited by the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS) and undergoes annual SOC 2 audits to protect the privacy, security, and confidentiality of consumer information used during background checks for employment purposes. To learn more, please visit www.esrcheck.com.

ESR Event Calendar for Webinars about Background Checks

Employment Screening Resource® (ESR) – a leading global background check firm – has provided engaging and informative speakers for conferences, seminars, and webinars nationwide for over a decade to help employers, recruiters, and HR professionals better understand background checks. To learn more about ESR events, please visit http://www.esrcheck.com/Tools-Resources/Event-Calendar/.

NOTE: Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) does not provide or offer legal services or legal advice of any kind or nature. Any information on this website is for educational purposes only.

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