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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

Attorney Lester Rosen, founder and CEO of Employment Screening Resources (ESR), will present a webinar with TrainHR titled ‘The Top Ten Trends for Background Checks in 2015 – What Every Employer Needs to Know’ on Wednesday, July 8, 2015 from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM EDT. For more information about the event, please visit

Most employers recognize that conducting background checks on new hires can help them avoid being sued for negligent hiring if they hire a work they should have known was dangerous, unfit, dishonest, or unqualified. In this 90 minute session, Rosen – author of “The Safe Hiring Manual – The Complete Guide to Employment Screening Background Checks for Employers, Recruiters, and Jobseekers” – will review the top ten trends for 2015 when it comes to background checks, including:

  • “Ban the Box” rules concerning criminal records.
  • Class action lawsuits over the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA).
  • Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) Guidance for criminal background checks.

Attendees of the webinar ‘The Top Ten Trends for Background Checks in 2015 – What Every Employer Needs to Know’ will learn legally complaint best practices to avoid a bad hire and keep a business productive and out of court. Hiring Managers, Human Resources Processionals, Risk Managers, Security Professionals, Fraud Investigators, In-house Counsel, and Labor Attorneys will benefit from attending the webinar. Other areas covered by Rosen in the session will include:

  • Learning why background checks and due diligence have become mission critical for employers.
  • Understanding why there has been a dramatic increase in class action lawsuits over background checks.
  • Understanding the current trends, best practices, and legal developments affecting background checks and hiring.

In 1997, Rosen founded Employment Screening Resources (ESR), a nationwide provider of background checks accredited by the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS). He is a frequent presenter for “ESR Speaks” on issues involving background checks. For more information about Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) – “The Background Check Authority®” – please call toll free 888.999.4474 or visit

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