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Written By Thomas Ahearn

ESR Founder & CEO Attorney Lester RosenThe federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) regulates how employers conduct employment screening. Attorney Lester Rosen, Founder and CEO of Employment Screening Resources (ESR), will present a live webinar with Clear Law Institute titled “The Federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) and Background Checks” on Friday, April 18, 2014 at 12:00 PM PST. For more information, visit:

This session will first review the basic operation of the Fair Credit Reporting Act for employers, Human Resources professionals, or Security personnel involved in employment screening who must have comply with this complex law. However, the FCRA is full of potential landmines that can expose unwary employers to liability. In addition, at least 27 states have their own version of the FCRA. This session will also cover pending legislation on conducting internal investigations, and the impact of Federal Trade Commission (FTC) staff opinion letters, as well as new cases and future trends. Attendees will:

  • Learn why knowledge of the Fair Credit Reporting Act and similar state laws are critical in the hiring process.
  • Learn the Four Basic Steps needed for compliance with the FCRA.
  • Understand how the FCRA protects consumers and what an employer must do when a consumer disputes a background report.

Rosen is the author of “The Safe Hiring Manual,” the first comprehensive guide to employment screening, and “The Safe Hiring Audit.” He founded nationwide background screening company Employment Screening Resources® (ESR)  – ‘The Background Check Authority®’ – in 1997 and the firm is accredited by the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS®). Rosen was also the chairperson of the steering committee that founded the NAPBS, a professional trade organization for the background screening industry, and served as the first co-chairman in 2004.

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