Background Screening Expert Attorney Lester Rosen to Speak at SHRM 2017 Annual Conference and Exposi

Attorney Lester Rosen, founder and CEO of Employment Screening Resources® (ESR), will present a session entitled “A Strategic Approach to a Legally Compliant and Effective Background Screening Program” during the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM®) 2017 Annual Conference & Exposition on Monday, June 19, 2017, from 4:00 PM to 5:15 PM, in New Orleans, Louisiana. More information about the SHRM 2017 Annual Conference & Exposition is at

To avoid bad hiring decisions, employers are utilizing pre-employment background screening as a risk management tool. However, background screening is increasingly subject to litigation including class action lawsuits, legislation, and regulation. The session by Rosen – author of “The Safe Hiring Manual” – will provide SHRM professionals a strategy to comply with their due diligence obligations. Attendees of the session by Rosen at the SHRM 2017 Annual Conference & Exposition will also:

  • Learn how the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) and similar state laws impact hiring.

  • Understand the impact of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) Guidance and “Ban the Box” on the use of criminal records.

  • Review the elements and defenses to negligent hiring lawsuits.

  • Understand the current explosion in class action lawsuits related to background screening.

  • Learn how to audit their background screening for legal compliance and best practices. FULL ANNOUNCEMENT