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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 live webinar sponsored by Clear Law Institute entitled ‘Top 10 Background Check Trends for 2017’ on Tuesday, August 8, 2017, from 3:00 PM to 4:15 PM ET.

In this webinar presented by Rosen – author of ‘The Safe Hiring Manual’ – attendees will learn about the current background check trends and best practices for 2017 and how to comply with the law and avoid costly lawsuits and bad hires. Attendees will also learn:

  • The implications of the new “Ban the Box” movement for employers.
  • The increase in class action lawsuits under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA)
  • The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) position on using criminal records in the background check process.
  • International background check privacy issues.
  • Governmental oversight and enforcement of the background check process.
  • Advances in background check technology that can help employers.

The webinar is approved for 1.25 General Credits from the HR Certification Institute (HRCI) and 1.25 General Credits from the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). To learn more, visit

Each year, Rosen selects the annual ESR Top Ten Background Check Trends that feature emerging and influential trends in the background check industry. To see the complete list of trends, visit

Rosen, who founded ESR in 1997 in the San Francisco Bay area, is a frequent speaker on background check issues. He was the chairperson of the steering committee that founded the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS®) and served as first co-chair.

Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) is a global background check firm that is accredited by the NAPBS® and undergoes annual SOC 2® audits to protect the privacy, security, and confidentiality of consumer data. To learn more, 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 website is for educational purposes only.

© 2017 Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) – Making copies or using of any part of the ESR News Blog or ESR website for any purpose other than your own personal use is prohibited unless written authorization is first obtained from ESR.

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