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90-minute live streaming program
  • January 17
  • 1:00 - 2:30 pm EST

Reference Checking and Education Verification Compliance

January 17

Make sure you are in compliance when checking up on applicants' references, education, and salary history.

This content reviews legal and effective techniques for the reference checking processes including how to verify education, spot worthless degrees and phony employment credentials. It will also cover the legal landscape concerning past employment references, including an employer’s potential liability when providing information. Other topics include best practices when asking for past employment information and helpful insights and best practices in obtaining past employment references. Other areas will include special issues such as handling verification of current employment, what to do if the past employer no longer exists, military employment and dealing with employment databases. New technologies and approaches will also be reviewed such as verifications by email, as well as special issues involving international credentials and the role of social media sites and Web 2.0 in the process. This topic will examine the new trend towards prohibiting inquiries about past salary, and how employers can comply with these new requirements.

Learning Objectives

  • You will be able to identify effective and legal strategies to verify an applicant’s past employment and education accomplishments.
  • You will be able to review why employment references create legal issues for employers and strategies for obtaining information and dealing with requests from other employers.
  • You will be able to describe why phony education credentials are problematic and how to spot degree mills.
  • You will be able to review new technologies and approaches to credentials verifications.

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Agenda

Why It Is Critical to Verify Past Employment and Education Credentials
The Trends Toward an Increase in False Credentials
  • False Credentials Are on the Rise
  • Numerous Tools Now Available for Dishonest Applicants to Fake Their Past
  • Why Employers Are at a Disadvantage in Discovering Fake Credentials
Verifying Past Employment
  • Understanding the Difference Between Verification and References
  • Legal and Practical Impediments to Requesting and Obtaining Past Employment Verification's and References
  • Practical Steps and Tools to Use When Trying to Verify Past Employment
  • Who Should Seek Past Employment Information-Human Resources, Hiring Managers or Background Firms?
  • Practical Steps to Take When Another Employer Asks You for Information About One of Your Former Employees
  • New Technologies Available to Facilitate Past Employment Information and Their Pros and Cons
  • What Is the Value of Business Connection Websites Where Consumers List Their Credentials and Accomplishments?
  • New Laws Prohibiting Employers From Asking Applicants About Their Past Salary and Concerns About Wage Equality
  • Other Special Issues Such as Military Experience, Dealing With Employment Gaps and Younger Workers With a Limited Employment History
Educational Credentials
  • The Trend Towards False Educational Credentials and Worthless Degrees From Degree Mills
  • Tools Available to Applicants to Obtain Worthless Educational Degrees and Credentials
  • Steps Employers Can Take to Verity a Degree Is Authentic and From an Accredited School
  • Special Issues When It Comes to Educational Verifications
Additional Special Issues for Employers
  • Can Employers Rely Upon Social Media Checks to Verify Credentials? the Pros and Cons
  • Special Issues Surrounding International Credentials
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  • ASA 1.5
     
  • This program qualifies for 1.5 continuing education hour(s) towards maintaining your ASA credential. Please contact ASA for more information at [email protected]
     
  • AL CLE 1.5 (Pending)
     
  • AR CLE 1.5
     
  • This course has been approved for 1.5 hours of CLE by the Arkansas CLE Board.
     
  • Arizona CLE 1.5
     
  • The State Bar of Arizona does not approve or accredit CLE activities for the Mandatory Continuing Legal Education requirement. This activity may qualify for up to 1.5 hours toward your annual CLE requirement for the State Bar of Arizona.
     
  • CA MCLE 1.5
     
  • Lorman Business Center, Inc. is a State Bar of California approved MCLE sponsor and this course qualifies for 1.5 CLE hours of participatory credit.
     
  • CO CLE 2.0
     
  • This program may qualify for 2.0 credit hours through the Colorado Supreme Court Board of Continuing Legal and Judicial Education through reciprocity. This course is accredited in other jurisdictions such as New Jersey. To receive CLE credit for this program, a home study affidavit must be submitted to the Supreme Court Board of Continuing Legal and Judicial Education.
     
  • CT CLE 1.5
     
  • Neither the Connecticut Judicial Branch nor the Commission on Minimum Continuing Legal Education approve or accredit CLE providers or activities. This course has been approved for CLE credit in jurisdictions aside from CT and therefore it automatically meets the content and delivery requirements in Connecticut. Credit is based on a 60 minute credit hour and shall be awarded as follows: 1.5 CLE credit(s).
     
  • GA CLE 1.5
     
  • This program has been approved by the Georgia Commission on Continuing Lawyer Competency for 1.5 CLE hours.
     
  • HI CLE 1.5
     
  • This program was approved by the Hawaii State Board of Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 CLE credit hours.
     
  • IL CLE 1.5
     
  • This course was approved for a total of 1.5 hours of MCLE Credit by the Illinois MCLE Board.
     
  • ME CLE 1.5
     
  • This course has been approved by the State of Maine Board of Overseers of the Bar. Lawyers who complete this course shall receive 1.5 hours of CLE credit under M. Bar R. 12.
     
  • MS CLE 1.5 (Pending)
     
  • This program has been submitted to the Mississippi Commission on Continuing Legal Education. Approval pending.
     
  • MT CLE 1.5
     
  • This program has been approved by the Montana Commission of Continuing Legal Education for a total of 1.5 CLE credits.
     
  • NH MCLE 1.5
     
  • NH MCLE does not approve or accredit CLE activities for the NH Minimum CLE requirement. Lorman Education Services believes this course meets the requirement of NH Supreme Court Rule 53 and may qualify for CLE credit(s). Program Length: 90 Minutes.
     
  • NJ CLE 1.8
     
  • This program has been approved by the Board on Continuing Legal Education of the Supreme Court of New Jersey for 1.8 hours of total CLE credit.
     
  • NV CLE 1.5
     
  • This program has been approved by the Nevada Board of Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 CLE hours.
     
  • PA CLE 1.5
     
  • This Distance Learning program has been approved by the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board for 1.5 hours of substantive law, practice and procedure CLE credit.
     
  • RI CLE 1.5
     
  • This program has been approved by the Rhode Island Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Commission for 1.5 hours of CLE credit.
     
  • TN CLE 1.5 (Pending)
     
  • This program has been submitted as a distance learning format by the Tennessee Commission on Continuing Legal Education for a maximum of 1.5 hours of credit.
     
  • VT CLE 1.5
     
  • This program has been approved by the Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Board of Vermont for 1.5 hours of CLE credit.
     
  • WA CLE 1.5
     
  • This program has been approved by the Washington State Board of Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 hours of Law & Legal Procedure credit.
     
  • WI CLE 1.5
     
  • This program has been approved by the Board of Bar Examiners for 1.5 hours for use toward the Wisconsin Mandatory CLE requirement.
     
  • WV MCLE 1.8
     
  • This program has been approved by the West Virginia State Bar MCLE Commission for 1.8 MCLE hours.
     
  • HR Certification Institute 1.5
     
  • This program has been approved for 1.5 recertification credit hours toward general recertification through the HR Certification Institute. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit the HR Certification Institute website at www.hrci.org.
     
  • SHRM 1.5
     
  • Lorman Education Services is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM. This program is valid for 1.5 PDC(s) for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit www.shrmcertification.org.
     
  • CPE 1.8 including Personnel/HR 1.8
     
  • Lorman Education Services is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its web site: https://www.nasbaregistry.org/cpas/complaints. For more information regarding administrative policies such as complaint and refund, please contact our offices at 866-352-9539. CPE Credit: Maximum Credit Hours: 1.8 each session (based on a 50 minute credit hour). You must attend at least 50 minutes to obtain credit. Field of Study: Personnel/HR for 1.8 hours. Prerequisite: basic knowledge of employment laws. Level of Knowledge: Intermediate. Teaching Method: Seminar/Lecture. Advance Preparation: None. Delivery Method: Group Internet Based. Please refer to the information in this brochure for outline, course content and objectives. Upon completion of this course, you will receive a certificate of attendance. Final approval of a course for CPE credit belongs with each state's regulatory board. Please note: In order to receive CPE credit for this course you MUST use the streaming audio option, as well as enable and complete the required progress checks.
     
  • Lorman Business Center, Inc. is a registered provider for CPA CPE through the State Education Department of New York, Sponsor number: 000640. The following course will carry the subject area of Advisory Services for 1.5 hours.
     

Who should attend?

This live webinar is designed for human resource professionals, personnel managers, benefits managers, business owners and managers, recruiters, payroll professionals and attorneys.

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Faculty

Lester S. Rosen, Esq.

Lester S. Rosen, Esq.

Employment Screening Resources

  • Attorney-at-law and founder of Employment Screening Resources (www.ESRcheck.com), a national background screening company headquartered in Novato, California
  • Nationally recognized consultant, writer and speaker on the Fair Credit Reporting Act, pre-employment screening and safe hiring issues
  • Writer of “The Safe Hiring Manual - Complete Guide to Keeping Criminals, Imposters and Terrorists Out of Your Workplace” (Facts on Demand Press), the first comprehensive book on employment screening (Second Edition published October 2012)
  • Qualified and testified in the California, Florida and Arkansas Superior Courts as an expert witness on issues surrounding safe hiring and due diligence
  • Speaking appearances have included numerous national and statewide conferences
  • Former deputy district attorney and criminal defense attorney, and his jury trials have included murder, death penalty and federal cases
  • In 2002, he worked with the California Legislature to amend A.B. 655, a law that affected employers in the area of reference checks and hiring in California, and testified on amendments to the law before the California State Legislature
  • Chairperson of the steering committee that founded the National Association of Professional Background Screeners, the professional trade organization for the background screening industry, where he was elected to the first board of directors and served as the first co-chairman in 2004
  • Licensed private investigator in California
  • J.D. degree, University of California, Davis, serving on the law review; graduate, Phi Beta Kappa, University of California, Los Angeles
  • Can be contacted at [email protected]
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Product ID: 404811
Published 2019
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