Attorney Lester Rosen to Present Webinar for American Staffing Association on Background Check Compliance

Webinar with Attorney Lester Rosen of Employment Screening Resources (ESR)

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

Attorney Lester Rosen, the founder and chief executive officer (CEO) of Employment Screening Resources® (ESR), will present a live webinar titled “An In-Depth Conversation on Background Check Compliance” on Thursday, January 30, 2020, from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Eastern Time for the American Staffing Association (ASA), the voice of the U.S. staffing, recruiting, and workforce solutions industry.

“Do you spend a great deal of time and effort to ensure that every employee you place is qualified and safe?” Rosen asked during a promotional video for the webinar. “Of course, you do. Hiring and placement decisions, however, are not risk-free, and the steps you take in reducing these risks may carry their own liability if you don’t follow the law when researching and hiring candidates. Well, worry not.”

During this 90-minute webinar, Rosen – the author of “The Safe Hiring Manual”  – will discuss the issues that all staffing firms need to be concerned with including the effective use of social media for hiring, legal and proper use of criminal record searches, compliance with “Ban the Box” laws, and avoiding technical violations of the Fair Credit Reporting Act to forestall FCRA class action lawsuits. Attendees will learn:

  • What advantages and potential risks there are to using online searches and social media to source candidates.
  • Which issues staffing professionals may face when performing background checks on employees.
  • How to review and audit due diligence practices so their firm stays compliant with the law.
  • Top issues surrounding international background checks.

The webinar is valid for 1.0 Professional Development Credit (PDC) from the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) for the SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP®, and also qualifies for 1.5 hours of Continuing Education (CE) toward maintaining ASA credentials. To register for the webinar – which is free for ASA members – visit https://americanstaffing.net/webinars/an-in-depth-conversation-on-background-check-compliance/.

Rosen founded ESR in 1997 in Northern California. He was the chairperson of the steering committee that founded the Professional Background Screening Association (PBSA) – formerly the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS) – and served as first co-chair. He also presented a webinar for ASA on “Understanding Background Checks for Staffing Firms” in 2019.

Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) – a leading global background check provider – is accredited by the PBSA, undergoes annual SOC 2 audits, adheres to the Privacy Shield Framework, and was named a top pre-employment screening service company for enterprise organizations by HRO Today Magazine’s Baker’s Dozen Customer Satisfaction Ratings. To learn more about ESR, visit www.esrcheck.com.

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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