Attorney Lester Rosen

Background Check Expert to Present Webinar on Screening Best Practices

Written By Digital Content Editor Thomas Ahearn Attorney Lester Rosen, author of “The Safe Hiring Manual” and founder of Employment Screening Resources (ESR), will present a live webinar to help attendees learn the basics of pre-employment background checks for employers titled “Background Checks: Best Practices, Trends, and Legal Compliance” on Friday, April 28, 2023. “To avoid…

White House “Renters Bill of Rights” Examines Tenant Background Checks

Written By Digital Content Editor Thomas Ahearn In January 2023, the White House announced new actions to increase fairness in the rental market that align with its “Blueprint for a Renters Bill of Rights” that the Biden-Harris Administration simultaneously released to, among other things, ensure tenant background checks are legal, fair, and non-discriminatory. The Blueprint…

Gainesville FL Passes “Fair Chance Hiring” Ordinance to “Ban the Box”

Written By Digital Content Editor Thomas Ahearn In December 2022, the City of Gainesville in Florida passed a “Ban the Box” law that took effect upon signature called the “Fair Chance Hiring” Ordinance to prohibit questions by employers with 15 or more employees about the criminal history of applicants during the application process until after…

California Proposes Revisions to Regulations for Criminal Background Checks

Written By Digital Content Editor Thomas Ahearn In December 2022, the California Civil Rights Department (CRD) issued proposed revisions to regulations that govern the use and consideration of the criminal history of job applicants by employers conducting criminal background checks for employment decisions under the Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA). The draft revisions from…

Alameda County CA to Ban Criminal Background Checks of Rental Tenants

Written By Digital Content Editor Thomas Ahearn On December 20, 2022, the Alameda County Board of Supervisors passed the Wilma Chan Fair Chance Housing Ordinance that “prohibits public and private property owners from using a criminal background check when evaluating an applicant for rental housing in unincorporated parts of the county,” LocalNewsMatters.org reports. The Ordinance…