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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) – ‘The Background Check Authority®’ – will present a complimentary webinar hosted by ESR founder and CEO Attorney Lester Rosen titled ‘Common Ways Consumer Reporting Agencies are Sued Under the FCRA’ on Tuesday, May 12, 2015 at 11:00 AM to 12:00 Noon PM Pacific Time. To register for this event, please visit

“There is a complex web of legislation, litigation, and regulation at multiple levels that dictates specifically what CRAs can and cannot do in their background checks,” says Rosen, author of ‘The Safe Hiring Manual,’ the first comprehensives guide to employment screening background checks. “That means it is of critical importance for employers to carefully select a CRA that understands and assists the employer with legal compliance.”

The hour long webinar will explore the numerous reasons why prospective employees may seek to sue Consumer Reporting Agencies (“CRAs”) for alleged violations of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), the federal law that controls background screening. Keeping these potential pitfalls in mind is vital for employers when choosing a CRA. This webinar will describe eighteen practices that can give rise to lawsuits against CRAs, including:

  • Reporting withdrawn or incorrect charges.
  • Providing repetitive information.
  • Failing to conduct a timely re-investigation.
  • Failing to provide consumers with a summary of their rights.
  • Providing legally defective forms to an employer.

Employment Screening Resources (ESR) has also released a complimentary whitepaper titled ‘Common Ways Consumer Reporting Agencies are Sued Under the FCRA’ showing employers the reasons why prospective employees may sue CRAs for alleged violations of the FCRA. To download this whitepaper, which will be used a material for the webinar, please visit

Rosen is a frequent presenter nationwide on safe hiring issues and his speaking appearances have included numerous national and statewide conferences. He was chairperson of the committee that founded the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS), a professional trade organization for the screening industry, and served as first co-chair. He has qualified and testified as an expert witness on safe hiring.

Employment Screening Resources (ESR) is a nationwide background screening company located in the San Francisco, CA-area that is accredited by the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS). For more information about background checks from ESR, call toll free 888.999.4474 or visit To contact the ESR Sales team about screening services, visit

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