Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn
Attorney Lester S. Rosen, the founder of Employment Screening Resources (ESR) and author of “The Safe Hiring Manual,” will speak to members of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) at the 2022 SHRM Annual Conference & Expo taking place virtually and in New Orleans, Louisiana, from June 12 to 15, 2022.
Rosen will present a session titled “The Use of Criminal Records in Hiring: Land Mines and Opportunities for Employers” from 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM Central Time on Tuesday, June 14, 2022. This session will review how employers can protect their organization but also ensure legal compliance and fairness in hiring. Attendees will:
- Review 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 the EEOC guidance and ban-the-box 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 their current practices for legal compliance and best practices.
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 the role of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and “Ban-the-Box” laws.
In addition, with record low unemployment and millions of U.S. workers with criminal records, it is more important than ever to give ex-offenders a second chance and the opportunity to re-enter the workforce. Yet one bad hire can create a legal and financial nightmare. To register for the session, click here.
Rosen is a consultant, expert witness, and frequent presenter nationwide on safe hiring issues. He was the chairperson of the steering committee that founded the Professional Background Screening Association (PBSA) and served as the first co-chairman in 2004. He received the PBSA Lifetime Achievement Award in 2019.
Employment Screening Resources (ESR) – a service offering of ClearStar, a leading provider of Human Capital Integrity℠ technology-based services – offers background check solutions that help HR professionals make informed decisions regarding workers and the workplace. To learn more, contact ESR today.
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