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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 Compliance Online titled “The Federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) and Background Checks” on Friday, February 26, 2016 at 10:00 AM PST / 1:00 PM ESR. This webinar will explain the FCRA and regulations employers should comply with while hiring new employees to avoid getting into legal issues in the future.

Participants in the 75 minute training webinar will learn about the best practices and regulatory requirements regarding background checks, pre-screening and investigation for safe hiring. The FCRA regulates how employers conduct pre-employment screening and investigations of current employees. Employers or Human Resources professionals involved in employment screening must 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 webinar will review current trends and best practices as well legal developments affecting due diligence and hiring. Attendees will also learn why background checks and due diligence have become mission critical for employers in addition to:

  • The basic operation of the FCRA for employers.
  • Impact of Federal Trade Commission (FTC) staff opinion letters.
  • FCRA class action lawsuits rising in 2015.
  • Major companies paying settlements in FCRA lawsuits ranging up to $3 million.
  • How to comply with the complex law known as FCRA.

Employers recognize that conducting due diligence on new hires is a mission critical task. Employers can be sued for negligent hiring if they hire someone they should have known was dangerous, unfit, dishonest or unqualified. To register for this webinar, visit

Rosen is the author of “The Safe Hiring Manual – The Complete Guide to Employment Screening Background Checks for Employers, Recruiters, and Jobseekers,” the first comprehensive book on employment screening. He has also written “The Safe Hiring Audit,” published in 2008. He is a frequent presenter nationwide on background check issues and his speaking appearances include numerous national conferences.

Rosen founded Employment Screening Resources (ESR), a nationwide background check company located in California. ESR is accredited by the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS) and also successfully completed a SOC 2 Type 2 audit report to ensure protection of security, confidentiality, and privacy of consumer information. To learn more about ESR, please visit

NOTE: Employment Screening Resources (ESR) does not provide or offer legal services or legal advice of any kind or nature. Any information on this web site is for educational purposes only.

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