Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn
Attorney Lester Rosen, founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of leading global background check company Employment Screening Resources® (ESR), will present a live webinar entitled “Dealing with Criminal Records While Hiring” from 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM Pacific Time on Tuesday, April 2, 2019. To register, visit https://clearlawinstitute.com/shop/webinars/dealing-with-criminal-records-while-hiring/.
Criminal Records Webinar
“On one hand, employers are concerned about negligent hiring and workplace safety since they can be sued if they hire workers with unsuitable criminal records that cause harm,” explains Rosen, author of ‘The Safe Hiring Manual’ and a frequent speaker on background check issues. “However, society also wants to ensure ex-offenders have a second chance to obtain employment and become law-abiding citizens.”
Along with the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) and the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) guidance of 2012, employers must comply with state laws that impact background checks and the use of criminal records. In this webinar hosted by Clear Law Institute, attendees will learn how usage of criminal records by employers has become a hot-button issue and will be able to:
- Recognize why employers are concerned with criminal records.
- Determine how criminal records can be obtained, interpreted, and used legally and fairly.
- Identify laws impacting the use of criminal records, such as statewide and local “Ban the Box” laws and “Second Chance”
- Analyze the impact of EEOC guidance in considering criminal records.
- Describe how the federal FCRA, as well as state laws, regulate how criminal records are obtained and used.
This webinar has been approved for 1.5 recertification credit hours toward general recertification through the HR Certification Institute (HRCI). Clear Law Institute is recognized by the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM. This webinar is valid for 1.5 PDC(s) for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP.
Rosen founded Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) in 1997 in the San Francisco, California area. He conducts regular seminars and workshops on background screening and has presented at many HR conferences. He was the chairperson of the steering committee that founded the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS) and served as first co-chair. ESR is accredited by the NAPBS.
Rosen helped civil/workers rights organizations develop a report entitled “Best Practice Standards: The Proper Use of Criminal Records in Hiring” to address the use of criminal records by employers. In addition, ESR offers white papers about the subject such as “21 Shortcuts & Traps that Can Lead to Inaccurate Criminal Records” and “What to Do if an Employer Finds a Criminal Record.”
Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) has provided engaging and informative speakers for conferences, seminars, and webinars nationwide for over a decade as part of the “ESR Speaks” program that helps employers and Human Resources (HR) professionals better understand background checks. To learn more about upcoming events, visit www.esrcheck.com/Tools-Resources/Event-Calendar/.
ESR Offers Legally Compliant Criminal Records Searches
Criminal records searches are a critical element of any background screening program and are essential for proper due diligence. Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) offers criminal records searches that provide employers with compliant and primary source verified information that can legally be used in a hiring decision. To learn more, visit www.esrcheck.com/Background-Checks/Criminal-Records-Search/.
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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