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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

Leading global background check provider Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) will present a live webinar hosted by ESR founder and CEO Attorney Lester Rosen entitled “ESR Top Ten Background Check Trends for 2018” that will take place on Wednesday, January 17, 2018, from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM Noon Pacific Time. To register for this complimentary webinar from ESR, please click here. (To view a recording of this webinar, click here.)

During the hour long webinar, Rosen – a noted background check expert and author of “The Safe Hiring Manual” – will cover a variety of trends including Millennials in the workforce, Ban the Box laws, FCRA class action lawsuits, new data protection rules for the European Union (EU), extended workforces, data breaches, the opioid crisis, transportation network companies, salary history questions, and E-Verify.

Rosen is a frequent speaker on background check issues at numerous conferences nationwide for the “ESR Speaks” program. He was the chairperson of the steering committee that founded the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS) and served as first co-chair. He has also served as an expert witness in several court cases involving due diligence background checks.

The webinar “ESR Top Ten Background Check Trends for 2018”  is approved for 1.0 General Recertification Credit Hour through the HR Certification Institute (HRCI) and for 1.0 Professional Development Credit (PDC) through the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). To register for this webinar, please visit

Every year since 2008, the annual “ESR Top Ten Background Check Trends” has featured emerging and influential trends that will affect the screening industry in the future. The trends are released one by one via the ESR News Blog before being released as one list. All previous top background check trends selected by ESR are available at

Founded by Rosen in 1997, Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) is a global background check firm headquartered in the San Francisco, California area. ESR is accredited by the NAPBS and undergoes an annual SOC 2® Type 2 audit to ensure the privacy, security, and confidentiality of consumer information used for background checks. For more information 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 website is for educational purposes only.

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