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Attorney Lester Rosen
Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) Founder and CEO Attorney Lester Rosen

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

Attorney Lester Rosen, founder and chief executive officer (CEO) of Employment Screening Resources® (ESR), will present a session for members of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) at the upcoming 2021 SHRM Annual Conference & Expo that will be held in Las Vegas, Nevada, from September 9 to 12, 2021.

Rosen will present a session titled “The Use of Criminal Records in Hiring: Land Mines and Opportunities for Employers” on Saturday, September 11, 2021, from 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM Pacific Time. He will provide insights on compliance issues when using criminal records in hiring and the need to give ex-offenders a second chance.

“To avoid bad hiring decisions and lawsuits due to negligent hiring, employers often utilize criminal record checks. However, HR professionals need to understand the complexities involved in using criminal records, such as accuracy and discrimination issues,” explained Rosen, the author of “The Safe Hiring Manual.”

Other issues include the role of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) when hiring, “Ban the Box” rules, and state laws for criminal records. Rosen will show how employers should approach the use of criminal records when hiring to protect their organization and ensure legal compliance. Attendees will:

  • Review how and why employers utilize criminal records in order to promote due diligence.
  • Understand the sources of criminal records and how they are located and reported to employers.
  • Understand the impact of EEOC guidance, “Ban the Box” laws, and so-called second-chance laws on the use of criminal records.
  • Learn why re-entry programs can help employers and why they are important to society as a whole.
  • Audit current practices for legal compliance and best practices.

The 2021 SHRM Annual Conference & Expo will feature thousands of HR professionals, executives, people managers, and students gathering together to build workplaces where employees and employers may thrive even during these ever-changing times. To learn more about the event, visit https://annual.shrm.org/.

SHRM – the largest HR organization in the world – creates better workplaces where employers and employees thrive together. With more than 300,000 HR and business executive members in 165 countries, SHRM impacts the lives of more than 115 million workers and families globally. To learn more about SHRM, visit www.shrm.org.

Rosen – who will also present at the 2021 SHRM Talent Conference & Expo in August 2021 in Las Vegas – served as the chairperson of the steering committee that founded the Professional Background Screeners Association (PBSA), served as its first co-chair, and received the PBSA Lifetime Achievement Award in 2019.

Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) – a leading global background check firm ranked the number one screening firm by HRO Today in 2020 – successfully renewed its status as a SHRM Recertification Provider for a two-year term from March 2, 2021, to March 31, 2023. To learn more about ESR, visit www.esrcheck.com.

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