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2-day In-person Seminar

Background Checks, Criminal Records and Safe Hiring: Everything you Need to know for an Effective and Compliant Program


May 11th & 12th, 2017

Time: 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Los Angeles, CA

Venue: Four Points by Sheraton Los Angeles International Airport


Director : Lester Rosen
  Price: $895.00
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Employee problems are caused by problem employees, and this session will help HR professionals legally avoid bad hires in the first place.

Just one bad hire can result in a legal and financial nightmare. Without taking appropriate steps, there is a near statistical certainty that an employer will hire someone with an unsuitable criminal record, or a falsified background, that can result in workplace violence, lawsuits for negligent hiring and time wasted recruiting and hiring the wrong person. On the other side of the screening fence, are the rising tides of lawsuits against employers alleging screening methods violate the law or are at odds with changes in civil rights legislation and the new EEOC Guidance on the use of criminal records. The screening landscape is more complex than ever.

In this two day interactive seminar, learn legally complaint best practices to keep your business productive and out of court. Explore how to obtain and utilize criminal records and background information on job applicants. Get updated on recent legal developments, and hear case studies that demonstrate what steps employers should take and mistakes to avoid. Learn about cutting edge issues, such as the use of social networking sites, new technology and the EEOC approach to the use of criminal records and credit reports. Explore why class action lawsuits are exploding against employers and how to effectively follow the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) and the numerous state laws that regulate background checks

The seminar will also survey a number of topic related to background checks, including process employers should use in hiring to minimize the chance of a bad hire, as well as how to implant a background screening system and to selecting a screening partner. There will also be an introduction to such critical topics as using social media, international background checks and drug testing.

You will leave this session with an understanding of immediate steps you can take to avoid a bad hire by creating a screening policy that stands up to a legal review.


Why should you attend:

It's never been more challenging to find and hire the right people. Employers are concerned not only about avoiding bad hires but also about avoiding legal problems. Without exercising due diligence in hiring, employers also risk mistakes that can result in legal and financial nightmares including workplace violence, unqualified employees, theft and litigation for negligent hiring. On the other hand, failure to follow legally complaint hiring practices can result in regulatory actions and class action lawsuits.

In this interactive two day live seminar; arm yourself with cutting edge tools, the latest legal developments and practical advice on the challenges of recruiting, background screening and hiring the best people for your organization.


Areas Covered in the Session:

  • Learn why background checks and due diligence have become mission critical for employers
  • Understand the basics of a negligent hiring lawsuit and defenses that work and do not work
  • Get acquainted with best practices and cutting edge issues such as the new EEOC focus on criminal records and credit reports and the use of social network sites
  • Learn why knowledge of the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act and similar state laws is critical in the hiring process and how to avoid class action lawsuits.
  • Learn the Four Basic Steps needed for compliance with the FCRA.
  • Understand how the FCRA protects consumers and what an employer must do when a consumer disputes a background report.
  • Learn how to spot fraudulent employment and education credentials
  • Get updated on the latest best practices and new technologies
  • Learn steps your organization can take today to implement a legally compliant program and to hire the best employee
  • Learn why employers, human resources, and recruiters use search engines and social network sites to screen candidates.
  • Understand the dangers of using social media sites to select or recruit applicants
  • Audit your current hiring and screening practices for legal compliance
  • Learn effective and legal strategies to verify an applicant's past employment and education accomplishments
  • Explore why employment references create legal issues for employers and strategies for obtaining information and dealing with requests from other employers
  • Learn why phony education credentials are problematic and how to spot degree mills
  • Learn why international background checks are becoming mission critical for employers.
  • Understand the challenges and availability of international background checks including international criminal records, as well as employment and education verification.
  • Review screening tools available to employers
  • Learn how screening can be integrated with your applicant tracking system.
  • Explore the mechanics and practical aspects of setting up and administering a screening program.
  • Discuss how to screen employees after they have been hired.

Who will benefit:

  • Human Resources professionals
  • Employers
  • Business Owners
  • Hiring Managers
  • Staffing Directors
  • Risk Management and Security Processionals
  • Staffing Professionals
  • Recruiters
  • Background Screening Professionals

Day 1 Schedule


Lecture 1: Importance of Background Checks

  • Why pre-employment screening and due diligence is critical
  • The Four Reason to Screen New Employees
  • The ROI on a Safe Hiring Program
  • What Screening Does and Does not Do
  • The Importance and Impact of Legal Compliance
1. Negligent Hiring
  • What is negligent hiring, training, supervision and retention
  • Reasons Employers get sued
  • Defenses that work
  • Defenses that don't' work
2. Introduction Discrimination and Prohibited Questions in hiring
  • EEOC and State Discrimination rules
  • Questions that cannot be asked during hiring
  • Questions an employer can ask

Lecture 2:

1. Best Practices BEFORE Hiring
  • The Application Process
  • Effective Due Diligence Interview techniques
  • Contacting past employers-a critical step

Lecture 3: Introduction to the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA)

  • Compliance with FCRA in Four Easy Steps
  • The explosion in FCRA class action lawsuits
  • Common ways employer are sued and easy steps to avoid exposure
  • Common ways background screening firms are sued and easy steps to avoid exposure
  • Stet FCRA rule

Lecture 4:

1. Criminal Records and Discrimination
  • Ban the Box-what is it and how to comply
  • Discrimination and Criminal Records
  • The EEOC 20132 Criminal Record Guidance
  • The three part criminal record test and Individualized Assessments
  • A practical guide for compliance with EEOC Guidance
2. Summary-the major walkaway points for Day One

Day 2 Schedule


Lecture 1:

1. Obtaining and using Criminal Records
  • 10 Things every emoyer needs to know about obtaining criminal records
  • Dealing with Arrests, Expungements and other situations involving criminal records and employment
2. Additional Legal Compliance Issues
  • Privacy and Defamation
  • Data Protection
  • Identity Theft Issues
  • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA

Lecture 2: Overview of Obtaining and Using other Screening Tools

  • Education Verification
  • Professional Licenses
  • Driving Records
  • Social Security Traces
  • E-Verify
  • Consent Based Social Security Verification (CBSV)
  • Credit Reports
  • Workers Compensation records
  • Sexual Offender Databases
  • Multi-jurisdictional databases
  • FBI criminal fingerprint searches
  • Terrorist databases

Lecture 3:

1. Additional hiring tools:
  • The use of Social Media Searches for Background Checks
  • An introduction to pre-employment Drug Testing
  • International Background Checks-it's a great big world

Lecture 4:

1. Implementing a Background screening system
  • An overview of the screening Industry
  • Selecting a screening firm
  • Traps for the Unwary - don't be tricked
  • Developing policies and procedures
  • The mechanics of a screening program
  • Using appropriate forms
  • Going paperless and fast
  • Screening and emoyer branding and the applicant experience
  • integrating your program with your Applicant Tracking System (ATS)
  • Determining what types and level of searches are appropriate
  • Screening employees AFTER they have been hired
  • FAQ's about setting up and implanting a screening system
2. Auditing Your Hiring system
  • How to use the Safe Hiring Audit to evaluate your hiring practices
  • Next steps to take
3. Summary-the major walkaway points for Day Two
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Lester S. Rosen

CEO and Attorney at Law, Employment Screening Resources

Lester S. Rosen, Rosen is an attorney at law and CEO of Employment Screening Resources (ESR), a national background screening company accredited by the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS). He is a consultant, writer, and frequent presenter nationwide on pre-employment screening and safe hiring issues. He also has qualified as an expert witness on issues surrounding safe hiring and due diligence. His speaking appearances have included numerous national and statewide conferences. He also is the author of "The Safe Hiring Manual: The Complete Guide to Employment Screening Background Checks for Employers, Recruiters, and Jobseekers" the first comprehensive book on background checks, and "The Safe Hiring Audit."

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