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This session will review the top ten trends and best practices for 2016 when it comes to background checks and safe hiring, including "Ban the Box, class action lawsuits over the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), the use of social networking sites, the EEOC approach to the use of criminal records and credit reports, international background screening, resume fraud, dealing with temporary workers, privacy and off shoring of personal data, and tools to protect against workplace violence.
Learn legally complaint best practices to keep a business productive and out of court and steps a firm can take immediately to avoid a bad hire.
Why should you attend:
Employers have long recognized that conducting due diligence on new hires is a mission critical task. Firms cannot afford to be sidetracked by employee problems such as workplace violence, theft, false resumes, embezzlement, harassment or trumped-up injury claims. Employers can be sued for negligent hiring if they hire someone they should have known, through the exercise of due diligence, was dangerous, unfit, dishonest or unqualified.
Areas Covered in the Session:
Who Will Benefit:
- Learn why background checks and due diligence have become mission critical for employers
- Understand the current trends, best practices and legal developments affecting due diligence and hiring
- Understand why there has been a dramatic increase in class action lawsuits over background checks
- Get acquainted with cutting edge issues such as the new EEOC focus on criminal records and credit reports and the use of social network sites
- Understand the very real threat of lawsuits including class action suits against employers that fail to screen or fail to follow the law
- Learn steps employers can take immediately to help ensure legal compliance
- How to deal with "Ban the Box" rules concerning criminal records
- Hiring Managers
- Human Resources Professionals
- Risk Managers
- Fraud Investigators
- In-house Counsel
- Labour Attorneys
Lester S. Rosenis an attorney at law and CEO of Employment Screening Resources (www.ESRcheck.com ), a national background screening company located in California. ESR is an accredited background firm under the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS) accreditation program.
He is the author of, "The Safe Hiring Manual- The Complete Guide to Employment Screening Background Checks for Employers, Recruiters, and Jobseekers (728 pages-Facts on Demand Press/2d Edition September 2012), the first comprehensive book on employment screening. He has also written, "The Safe Hiring Audit," published in 2008.
He is also a consultant, writer and frequent presenter nationwide on pre-employment screening and safe hiring issues. He has qualified and testified in the California, Florida and Arkansas Superior Courts as an expert witness on issues surrounding safe hiring and due diligence. His speaking appearances have included numerous national and statewide conferences.
Mr. Rosen was the chairperson of the steering committee that founded the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS) a professional trade organization for the screening industry and served as the first co-chairman in 2004.