Attorney Lester Rosen, Founder and CEO of background check firm Employment Screening Resources® (ESR), will speak about compliance with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) guidance for the use of criminal records by employers when hiring in a webinar sponsored by leading HR and payroll software provider Paycor on Tuesday, November 5, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. ET. To register for the webinar, click here or visit

“The EEOC issued a new guidance in April 2012 on the use of criminal records in hiring decisions that has the potential to totally change how every employer in America approaches hiring,” says Rosen, author of ‘The Safe Hiring Manual,’ a guide to background checks. “The EEOC has filed lawsuits and investigated employers for practices that allegedly created a ‘disparate impact’ by the use of criminal records.”

On April 25, 2012, the EEOC issued ‘Enforcement Guidance on the Consideration of Arrest and Conviction Records in Employment Decisions Under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.’ The EEOC enforces federal laws prohibiting employment discrimination under Title VII, which prohibits employment discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.

In the hour long webinar, background screening industry expert Lester Rosen explains about compliance with the EEOC when it comes to hiring and background checks. The updated EEOC guidance – which Rosen says “greatly expands on how employers should apply the rules” when considering criminal records when hiring – is available at

Rosen will also host a second webinar sponsored by Paycor about social media and hiring practices on Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. ET. In the hour long webinar, Rosen will examine the potential legal landmines when using social media for screening including issues with discrimination, privacy, and accuracy. To register, click here or visit

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Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) – ‘The Background Check Authority®’ – is a nationwide background screening firm accredited by ‘The National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS®). For more information about background checks from Employment Screening Resources® (ESR), please call Toll Free 888.999.4474 or visit


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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