The Top 10 Trends for Background Checks in 2015: What Every Employer Needs to Know

SHRM 2015 Talent Management Conference & Exposition
Workplace Application: This session will help you avoid bad hires while staying in legal compliance and keeping your organization out of court.
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Failure to conduct due diligence during hiring can create a legal and financial nightmare including lawsuits and fraudulent workers. However, failure to comply with numerous state and federal laws and regulations also carries extreme risks. Learn legally complaint best practices to keep your business productive and out of court, including how to obtain and utilize criminal record and background information on job applicants. You will leave this session with:

  • An update on recent legal developments and cutting-edge issues such as "Ban the Box" laws, the new EEOC focus on criminal records and credit reports, and the use of social network sites.
  • An understanding of the basics of a negligent hiring lawsuit and defenses that work and do not work.
  • An understanding of how to spot fraudulent employment and education credentials.
  • Steps you can take immediately to implement a legally compliant program and hire the best employees.
Date(s) & Time(s): 
Monday, April 27, 2015 - 1:30pm to 2:45pm

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.

Harbor Ballroom C
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Credit Type: 
HR Credit
Session Type: 
Concurrent Session
HR Expertise
Critical Evaluation
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