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 company Employment Screening Resources® (ESR), will present a live webinar entitled “Understanding Background Checks for Staffing Firms: Don’t Take Unnecessary Hiring Risks” on Tuesday, July 30, 2019, from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time for the American Staffing Association (ASA).

During this webinar, Rosen – the author of “The Safe Hiring Manual” – will discuss the issues that all staffing firms need to be concerned with including the effective use of social media for hiring, legal and proper use of criminal record searches, compliance with “ban the box” laws, and avoiding technical violations of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) to forestall class action lawsuits. Attendees will learn:

  • What advantages there are, and potential risks, to using online searches and social media to source candidates.
  • Which issues staffing professionals may face when performing background checks on employees.
  • How to review and audit due diligence practices so their firm stays compliant with the law

“You spend a great deal of time and effort to ensure that every employee you place is qualified and safe,” said Rosen, a frequent speaker on due diligence and background screening issues. “Of course, hiring and placement decisions are not risk-free – and the steps you take to reduce these risks could carry their own risk if you don’t follow the law when researching and hiring candidates.”

Staffing, recruiting, and workforce solutions industry professionals should attend the webinar by Rosen, which is free for ASA members and valid for 1.0 Professional Development Credit (PDC) from the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) for the SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP®. To register for the webinar, please visit https://americanstaffing.net/webinars/dont-take-unnecessary-hiring-risks/.

Rosen founded Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) in 1997 in California. He was also 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. To learn more about background screening solutions from ESR, please visit www.esrcheck.com.

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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