Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

Attorney Lester Rosen, founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of global background check firm Employment Screening Resources (ESR), will present a session at the 2018 Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Annual Conference & Exposition held from June 17th to 20th, 2018, in Chicago, Illinois.

Rosen – author of the “The Safe Hiring Manual” –  will present a session entitled “A Strategic Approach to a Legally Compliant and Effective Background Screening Program” on Tuesday, June 19, 2018, from 4:00 PM to 5:15 PM Central Time. The session is worth 1.25 SHRM Professional Development Credits (PDCs).

Organizations need a strategy to comply with their due diligence obligations, the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), allegations of discrimination, and “Ban the Box” laws. The session by Rosen will audit key areas of legal compliance to help attendees hire the best while avoiding legal fallout. The session for SHRM will:

  • Review why employers utilize criminal records in order to promote due diligence.
  • Help employers understand the sources of criminal records and how they are located and reported.
  • Help employers understand the impact of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) Guidance and “Ban the Box” laws on the on the use of criminal records.
  • Show employers why re-entry programs can help them and why they are important to society as a whole.
  • Show employers how to audit their current practices for legal compliance and best practices.

Organizations are utilizing background checks as a risk management tool to avoid bad hiring decisions. However, background checks are increasingly subject to litigation, legislation, and regulation. Attendees of the session by Rosen will learn the numerous complexities surrounding the use of criminal records in the hiring process.

The 2018 SHRM Annual Conference & Exposition will provide nearly 200 concurrent sessions organized into six tracks for Business & HR Strategy, HR Compliance, Global HR, Professional Development, Talent Management, and Total Rewards. For information about the conference, visit https://annual.shrm.org/.

SHRM is the world’s largest HR professional society and represents 285,000 members in more than 165 countries. For nearly seven decades, SHRM has been serving the needs of HR professionals and advancing the practice of human resource management. To learn more, visit www.shrm.org.

In April, Rosen spoke at the 2018 SHRM Talent Conference & Exposition held at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada. He was featured in an article about the conference by SHRM and warned that using social media improperly to screen job applicants can lead to “a world of privacy and discrimination problems.”

Rosen is a frequent presenter nationwide on background screening issues and has testified as an expert witness in court cases. He was the chairperson of the steering committee that founded the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS) and served as first co-chair.

ESR Event Calendar for SHRM and Other Conferences

Employment Screening Resource (ESR) – a leading global background check firm – has provided engaging and informative speakers for conferences, seminars, and webinars nationwide for over a decade. To learn more about ESR events, visit www.esrcheck.com/Tools-Resources/Event-Calendar/.

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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