2020 PBSA Annual Conference

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

On August 3, 2020, the Professional Background Screening Association (PBSA) will begin accepting registrations from attendees of the virtual 2020 PBSA Annual Conference scheduled for September 14 to 15, 2020. The event will be the PBSA’s first ever virtual annual conference due to the ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

The 2020 PBSA Annual Conference will offer expert presenters speaking about a diverse range of educational topics that include global screening techniques, strategic business sessions, technology and information security practices, legal and compliance guidelines, legislative updates, and what is on the horizon for PBSA members.

Whether new to the screening industry or a seasoned expert, attendees will take away valuable information and resources to benefit businesses. A virtual exhibit hall will showcase products and services from industry partners. All attendees must abide by the PBSA Conference Code of Conduct and PBSA Member Code of Conduct.

Attendees will include CEOs, compliance officers, managers, general counsel, and other employees representing a range of small to large firms. Companies and organizations that offer services and products to the screening profession will also attend. For more information, visit https://thepbsa.org/events/2020-annual-conference/.

Attorney Lester Rosen, the founder and CEO of leading global background check firm Employment Screening Resources® (ESR), will present a session titled “Serving the Gig Economy – Challenges and Opportunities for Background Screeners” at the conference that will take place from 2:15 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. on September 15, 2020.

A significant number of workers are engaged through the “gig economy” and that number is only expected to increase. There are numerous “platform” firms offering a wide variety of services or asset sharing. Background checks are often part of the marketing and risk strategies used by firms in order to create consumer trust.

However, screening gig economy workers is a great deal more complex than it sounds and likely to be a source of litigation in the future. The session by Rosen author of “The Safe Hiring Manual” will explore potential landmines and traps. To register, visit https://thepbsa.org/events/2020-annual-conference/register/.

Rosen was the chairperson of the steering committee that founded the PBSA and served as the first co-chair. In 2019, Rosen was awarded the PBSA Lifetime Achievement Award that recognizes an individual’s outstanding contributions that have advanced excellence in the background screening profession.

Founded in 2003 as the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS), the PBSA was established to represent the interest of companies offering employment and tenant background screening services and currently has nearly 900 member companies. To learn more about the PBSA, visit www.thepbsa.org.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a respiratory illness that spreads from person to person. As of August 3, 2020, there are approximately 18.1 million global cases and 689,000 global deaths, while the United States leads the world with approximately 4.6 million cases and 154,000 deaths, according to research from Johns Hopkins University.

Founded in 1997, Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) is a founding member of the PBSA and is accredited by the PBSA under the Background Screening Agency Accreditation Program (BSAAP) that recognizes excellence in background screening organizations. To learn more about ESR, 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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