International Background Checks: Global Due Diligence and Legal Compliance

SHRM 2012 Annual Conference
Employment is no longer restricted by international borders, and due diligence now requires an understanding of international background checks.
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With the mobility of workers across international borders it is no longer adequate to conduct these checks just in the U.S. A significant percentage of the population consists of immigrants. In addition, an increasing number of workers have spent part of their professional career abroad. With business going global, U.S. firms are having to staff up offices internationally as well.  The number of countries from which employers seek additional information about applicants is expansive, and includes India, China, Philippines, France, Germany, Russia, Brazil, Mexico, Australia, Japan, Canada, among others. This session will introduce you to international background check, including the legal, practical and cultural challenges you face when obtaining information outside of the U.S. Among the topics covered are the ins and outs of international criminal records, terrorist databases, and whether background checks are needed on applicants with a visa.

Date(s) & Time(s): 
Monday, June 25, 2012 - 4:00pm to 5:15pm
Presenter: 

Lester S. Rosen

Lester S.
Rosen

Lester S. Rosen is an attorney at law  and CEO of Employment Screening Resources (ESR), a national background screening company.  He is a consultant, writer, expert witness  and frequent presenter nationwide on pre-employment screening. He is the author of “The Safe Hiring Manual,” (3d Edition 2017/826 pages), the first comprehensive book on background screening.  He 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. 

Location: 
B316
Amount of Credit: 
1.25
Credit Type: 
Global Credit
Session Type: 
Concurrent Session
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