Since the duty of care for U.S. employers in performing due diligence on new hires to ensure a safe workplace sometimes extends overseas, Attorney Lester Rosen, CEO of accredited background check company Employment Screening Resources (ESR), will present the webinar ‘International Background Checks – Global Due Diligence and Legal Compliance’ on Wednesday, July 20, 2011, from 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM ET for the Institute for Human Resources (IHR) Quality of Hire Virtual Conference. To register for the event, visit:

“U.S. employers have long recognized that conducting due diligence on new hires is a mission critical task,” says Rosen, who founded ESR to create safe workplaces for employers and employees. “However, the mobility of workers across international borders makes it no longer adequate to conduct these background checks just in the United States.”

This webcast will introduce employers to international background checks, including the legal, practical and cultural challenges employers face when obtaining information outside of the United States. Among the topics covered will be international criminal records, terrorist databases, whether background checks are needed on applicants with a visa international employment and education verification, and how to protect against fake international degrees. Special emphasis will be placed on data protection and privacy including the rules of the European Union and Canada.

Participants will:

  • Learn why international background checks are becoming an important tool for employers.
  • Understand the tools that are available and the limitations to international background checks.
  • Learn the legal and privacy aspects of checking international credentials

“Employers will learn that although international screening can be challenging, there are ways to help hire the best regardless of the foreign country involved,” says Rosen, the author of ‘The Safe Hiring Manual,’ the first comprehensive book on employment screening, and a frequent presenter nationwide on employment screening and safe hiring issues as part of the ‘ESR Speaks’ program. For more information, visit:

Employment Screening Resources (ESR) is headquartered in the San Francisco Bay area and accredited by the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS), a non-profit trade organization for the background screening industry. To learn more about accreditation, visit

About Employment Screening Resources (ESR): Founded in 1997 in the San Francisco area with a mission to help employers and employees maintain safe workplaces, Employment Screening Resources (ESR) is accredited by The National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS®) and provides industry leading technology, legal compliance, service, turnaround, and accuracy. ESR also wrote the book on background checks with ‘The Safe Hiring Manual’ by founder and President Lester Rosen. For more information, visit