One of the premiere experts in the field of background checks, Attorney Lester Rosen, Founder and CEO of Employment Screening Resources (ESR), will present a webinar titled ‘Practical Steps Employers Can Take to Comply with the New EEOC Criminal Guidance’ on Thursday, June 14, 2012 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM Pacific Daylight Time. Seats to the complimentary webinar, which will provide participants a pathway to compliance with the new Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) Enforcement Guidance on the use of criminal records, may be reserved at: “This webinar will go beyond merely restating what the EEOC included in the new Guidance and answer the question of what employers should do now to be in compliance,” says Rosen, the author of ‘The Safe Hiring Manual,’ the first comprehensive guide to employment screening. “Although this public webinar will not include the propriety tools, software, and templates of the ESR Assured ComplianceSM system that only ESR clients have access to, the webinar will still provide an outline to the concrete steps that employers can take.” On April 25, 2012, the EEOC – the agency that enforces federal laws prohibiting employment discrimination – voted to update Enforcement Guidance on the Consideration of Arrest and Conviction Records in Employment Decisions Under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 available at In the webinar, Rosen will offer “real world” solutions on what employers should do now to remain in compliance with the EEOC while performing criminal background checks on job applicants.  Topics covered in the webinar will include:

  • Longstanding court decisions and existing EEOC Guidance documents;
  • Employment discrimination based on race and national origin, criminal records, and employer practices;
  • The differences between arrest and conviction records;
  • Disparate treatment and disparate impact analysis under Title VII;
  • Employer defenses the EEOC believes meet the “job related and consistent with business necessity” standard;
  • Individualized assessment of job applicants with criminal records;
  • Compliance with other federal laws and/or regulations that conflict with Title VII;
  • State and local laws or regulations preempted by Title VII; 
  • EEOC Guidance best practices for employers; and
  • Links to EEOC Guidance materials and Q & A.
Rosen recently submitted a letter of public comment to the EEOC regarding the updated Enforcement Guidance on the Consideration of Arrest and Conviction Records in Employment Decisions Under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The letter of public comment from Rosen to the EEOC is available at:  Webinar registrants will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar. A recorded version of the webinar will be made available to all registrants, even those who do not attend, in an email the day after the presentation. Seats to the complimentary webinar ‘Practical Steps Employers Can Take to Comply with the New EEOC Criminal Guidance’ may be reserved at: Space is limited. “All employers need an action plan to comply with the new rules of the EOCC guidance on the use of arrest and conviction records,” adds Rosen, a frequent speaker nationally on due diligence issues for the ‘ESR Speaks’ program. “With ESR Assured ComplianceSM, ESR offers clients flexible compliance templates with potential paths they may consider to find the best fit for their business.” For more information about background checks, visit Employment Screening Resources (ESR) – ‘The Background Check Authority’ and nationwide background screening company accredited by The National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS) – at NOTE: For clients of Employment Screening Resources (ESR) who would like a recording of the special ESR ‘Client Only’ EEOC Guidance webinar held on May 31, 2012 or additional information about the EEOC Guidance, please contact ESR Customer Service at 415.898.0044 or [email protected]. About Employment Screening Resources (ESR): Employment Screening Resources (ESR) – ‘The Background Check AuthoritySM’– provides accurate and actionable information, empowering employers to make informed safe hiring decisions for the benefit for our clients, their employees, and the public. ESR literally wrote the book on background screening with “The Safe Hiring Manual” by Founder and CEO Lester Rosen. ESR is accredited by The National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS), a distinction held by a small percentage of screening firms. By choosing an accredited screening firm like ESR, employers know they have selected an agency that meets the highest industry standards. For more information about Employment Screening Resources (ESR), visit, call 415.898.0044 or 888.999.4474 (Toll Free), or email [email protected]. About ESR News: The Employment Screening Resources (ESR) News blog – ESR News – provides employment screening information for employers, recruiters, and jobseekers on a variety of topics including credit reports, criminal records, data privacy, discrimination, E-Verify, jobs reports, legal updates, negligent hiring, workplace violence, and use of search engines and social network sites for background checks. For more information about ESR News or to send comments or questions, please email ESR News Editor Thomas Ahearn at [email protected].]]>