Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

Background screening expert Attorney Lester Rosen, the founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Employment Screening Resources® (ESR), will present a live webinar entitled “Avoiding Illegal Pre-Employment Screening Practices: Update on Background Checks, Ban the Box, Criminal Records and Salary Secrecy Law” on Thursday, May 16, 2019, from 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM PT. To register, click here.

“When it comes to effective hiring, employers often find themselves caught in the middle of competing laws,” explains Rosen. “On one hand, a single bad hire can result in a legal and financial nightmare that can include class action lawsuits , loss of business, and even workplace violence. At the same time, background screening is increasingly regulated by state and federal legislation, regulation, and litigation.”

As a result, employers must carefully navigate through the background screening process to not only avoid bad hires but also prevent legal action by ensuring the rights of applicants were not violated. Upon completion of the webinar hosted by online continuing education provider Clear Law Institute and presented by Rosen – author of “The Safe Hiring Manual” – attendees will be able to describe:

  • What every employer needs to know about ban-the-box laws, Fair Chance Hiring Laws, and restrictions on asking about past salaries.
  • Other laws and best practices that impact hiring, background checks, and due diligence.
  • How to ensure compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), the law that governs background checks in the United States.
  • Best practices for compliance with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) guidance on discovering and using criminal records.
  • The importance of implementing a process for the “Individualized Assessment” of criminal records.
  • How to handle cutting edge issues such as credit reports, social media, and ongoing criminal checks.

This webinar has been approved for 1.5 recertification credit hours toward general recertification through the HR Certification Institute (HRCI). Aurora Training Advantage is recognized by the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM. This webinar is valid for 1.5 PDC(s) for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP.

Rosen founded  Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) in 1997 in the San Francisco, California area. He conducts regular webinars and workshops on background screening and has presented at many HR conferences. 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 is accredited by the NAPBS.

Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) has provided engaging and informative speakers for conferences, seminars, and webinars nationwide for over a decade as part of the “ESR Speaks” program that helps employers and HR professionals better understand background checks. To learn more about upcoming events from ESR, 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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