Attorney Lester Rosen

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

Attorney Lester Rosen, the founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of leading global background check provider 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 Friday, July 19, 2019, from 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM Eastern Time.

During the webinar produced by Clear Law Institute, Rosen – author of “The Safe Hiring Manual” – will show how employers can get caught in the middle of competing laws when hiring. On one hand, a single bad hire can result in a legal and financial nightmare. At the same time, screening is increasingly regulated by state and federal legislation as a result of litigation over allegedly illegal practices.

Consequently, employers must carefully navigate through the screening process to avoid bad hires and prevent legal action by ensuring an applicant’s rights were not violated under the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) guidance on criminal records, “Ban the Box,” or salary history bans. At the end of the webinar, 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 FCRA that governs background checks in the United States.
  • Best practices for compliance with the EEOC guidance on discovering and using criminal records.
  • The importance of implementing a process for the “Individualized Assessment” of criminal records.
  • Cutting edge issues such as credit reports, social media, and ongoing criminal checks.

The webinar has been approved for 1.5 recertification credit hours toward general recertification through the HR Certification Institute (HRCI). Clear Law Institute 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 PDCs for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP.

Rosen founded Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) in 1997 in Northern California area. He has presented numerous webinars and seminars for the “ESR Speaks” program nationwide. 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) – a leading global background check firm – offers legally compliant criminal background checks that help employers to make informed decisions thanks to ESR’s commitment to compliance, technical innovation, and the agility to respond to constant changes in the background screening legal landscape. To learn more about ESR, please visit www.esrcheck.com/.

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