Attorney and safe hiring expert Lester Rosen, Founder and CEO of background check firm Employment Screening Resources® (ESR), will present the hour long webinar ‘International Background Checks’ with Avant Resources on Thursday, August 1, 2013 at 3:00 PM Eastern/12:00 PM Noon Pacific. To learn more, visit

“Employers can be the subject of lawsuits for negligent hiring if they hire someone that they should have known, through the exercise of due diligence, was dangerous, unfit, or unqualified,” says Rosen, author of ‘The Safe Hiring Manual,’ a guide to background checks. “With the mobility of workers across international borders today it is no longer adequate to conduct screening only in the United States.”

A significant percentage of the U.S. population consists of immigrants. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), there were 25 million foreign-born persons in the U.S. labor force in 2012, comprising 16.1 percent of the total. The BLS News release ‘FOREIGN-BORN WORKERS: LABOR FORCE CHARACTERISTICS — 2012’ is available at

Rosen will guide employers through international background checks, including the legal, practical, and cultural challenges employers face when obtaining information outside of the U.S. He will explain in detail the ins and outs of international criminal records, terrorist databases, and whether background checks are needed on applicants with a valid visa. During this presentation, participants will learn:

  • Why international background checks are becoming a necessary tool for all employers.
  • What tools are available to international employers.
  • The limitations of international background checks.
  • The complex verification process of international employment and education.
  • How to protect your company against fake international degrees.
  • The legalities of data protection and privacy including rules of the European Union and Canada.

Webinar benefits include 1.0 hour of HRCI-approved credit, a live question and answer session, and a complimentary copy of the speaker’s presentation slides. Rosen is a frequent presenter nationwide on pre-employment screening and safe hiring issues for the ‘ESR Speaks’ background check training program. A list of future speaking dates is available at

Employers need to conduct international background checks on candidates who have lived, worked, or studied abroad. Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) is a nationwide screening firm accredited by the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS®) that offers international background checks. For more information, visit or call Toll Free 888.999.4474.


About Employment Screening Resources® (ESR):

Founded by safe hiring expert Attorney Les Rosen in 1997, Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) – ‘The Background Check Authority®’– provides accurate and actionable information that empowers employers to make informed hiring decisions for the benefit of their organizations, employees, and the public. CEO Rosen literally wrote the book on background checks with “The Safe Hiring Manual” and ESR is accredited by The National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS), a distinction held by a small percent of screening firms. Employers choosing ESR know they have selected an agency meeting the highest industry standards. To learn more about ESR, visit or call toll free 888.999.4474.

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]. To subscribe to the ESR News Blog Feed, visit To subscribe to the complimentary ESRcheck Report monthly newsletter, please visit


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