Extreme Caution Advised: Dealing with Federal and State Laws Regulating Pre-employment Screening

2015 Employment Law & Legislative Conference
Workplace Application: You will receive updates on federal and state laws, lawsuits, and regulations related to pre-employment screening background checks.
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To avoid bad hiring decisions, employers have increasingly turned to pre-employment background screening as a risk management tool. However, background checks are increasingly subject to litigation, legislation and regulation. This session will cover a number of laws, regulations and lawsuits, including the Fair Credit Reporting Act, discrimination and privacy laws, numerous state-specific rules, and the 2012 EEOC guidance on criminal records that has the potential to change the way employers hire.

Date(s) & Time(s): 
Monday, March 23, 2015 - 1:45pm to 3:15pm

Lester S. Rosen

Lester S.

Lester S. Rosen is an attorney at law and CEO of Employment Screening Resources (ESR) an accredited nationwide background screening firm. He is the author of, “The Safe Hiring Manual-- the Complete Guide to Employment Screening Background Checks for Employers, Recruiters, and Jobseekers (3d Edition 2017). He is also a consultant, writer and frequent presenter nationwide on pre-employment screening and safe hiring issues and has testified as an expert witness in court cases. Mr. Rosen was the chairperson of the steering committee that founded the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS) and served as the first co-chairman in 2004.

Renaissance Ballroom East
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Credit Type: 
HR Credit
Session Type: 
Concurrent Session
HR Expertise
Business Acumen
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