Most employers are familiar with the ins and outs of performing background checks of “traditional” applicants, meaning workers they are going to hire and put on their payroll. Employers are concerned with exercising due diligence in hiring to avoid lawsuits for negligent hiring, as well as remaining in compliance with the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), numerous state laws on such areas as credit reports and social media use, and rules impacting criminal records such as “Ban the Box” and the 2012 EEOC Guidance on criminal records.
There are also a host of other situations in which employers, individuals, or organizations may wish to conduct background checks outside of the traditional applicant/employer relationship. In those situations, decision makers need to understand the effectiveness of screening tools and their legal obligations, especially under the FCRA. In this practical webinar, you will learn about “non-traditional” uses of background checks, which can include:
- Temporary/part time or contract workers from a staffing vendor
- Independent (1099) contractors
- Workers on the payroll through a staffing vendor such as a Professional Employer Organization (PRO)
- “Gig” economy workers such as drivers for Transportation Network Companies (TNCs) and other on demand services such as house cleaning or delivering dry cleaning
- Dating services and other “trusted” verification services
- Colleges and graduate programs
- Volunteers for churches, youth sports, or youth programs, and other situations involving vulnerable people
- Vendors where workers need to be screened before badging or being allowed on premises
- Nannies and caregivers
- In-home repair workers
- Memberships (such as social clubs or country clubs)
- Temporary home rentals
- Condominium associations
- JOBS Act Crowdfunding Checks
- Partners and joint ventures
- Board members or key members of companies
Lester S. Rosen
Employment Screening Resources (ESR)
Lester Rosen is the founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Employment Screening Resources® (ESR), a leading global background check firm located in the San Francisco, California area. He is the author of “The Safe Hiring Manual,” the first comprehensive guide for employment background checks. Mr. Rosen was the chairperson of the steering committee that founded the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS) and served as the first chair. He has testified in course as a due diligence expert.
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