To help employers examine their background screening process against state and federal laws to ensure legal compliance, safe hiring expert Attorney Lester Rosen, CEO of San Francisco-area based background check firm Employment Screening Resources (ESR), will present the session ‘Extreme Caution Advised: Dealing With Federal and State Laws Regulating Pre-employment Screening and Safe Hiring,’ at the HR West 2012 Conference on Tuesday April 24, 2012 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. PST in the South San Francisco Conference Center. For more information, visit: http://www.hrwest.org/?q=content/407-extreme-caution-advised-dealing-federal-and-state-laws-regulating-pre-employment. To obtain the session in a PDF format after the conference, visit http://www.esrcheck.com/HRWest. “To avoid bad hiring decisions, employers have increasingly turned to background screening as a risk management tool,” explains Rosen, author of ‘The Safe Hiring Manual,’ the first comprehensive guide to employment screening. “But, no background screening program should be conducted by employers on job applicants without a full understanding of the laws regulating the background screening process.” During the presentation, Rosen will examine federal and state laws to help employers and Human Resources professionals ensure the legal compliance of their organization’s background screening practices, including:
- The federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA);
- Discrimination and privacy laws;
- The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA); and
- A host of state-specific rules.