What Every Private Investigator Needs to Know about Laws Governing Pre-Employment Screening
July 2, 2015
Hosted by Francie Koehler, CPI, CCDI
Pre-employment screening is a vital aspect to choosing the right employee for a job, particularly those positions that have a high level of influence or handle company assets. It sounds so simple. However, the many laws surrounding the methods used to conduct background checks, by whom, and what information can be reported and what cannot, are quite complicated. Laws not only vary from state to state, federal laws get into the mix as well. Lester S. Rosen is an attorney, a licensed private investigator, an author of a popular tutorial on background screening, and the CEO of a background screening company. Les promises to tell everything an enterprising PI needs to know about the laws governing pre-employment screening.
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Francie Koehler, CPI, CCDI
Francie Koehler’s career as a licensed private investigator includes cases that have sparked media projects. "Unsolved Mysteries" portrayed one of her missing person cases. British author Val McDermid featured her capital case in "A Suitable Job for A Woman" and true crime writer Ann Rule chronicled a case she investigated involving a missing nightclub owner entitled "In The Name Of Love." Francie drew on her investigative and retail experience to create the 3-part video, "Loss Prevention - The Big Picture." International results included an invitation to Moscow, where she spoke to Russian nationals interested in privatization. Francie is the former two-term president of both the National Council of Investigation & Security Services (NCISS) and the California Association of Licensed Investigators (CALI). Awarded by each organization for her work, she serves as Legislative Chair for both and regularly testifies before the California State Legislature regarding bills of concern to PI’s. Francie has been recognized by her state regulatory agency for outstanding service to her profession. In addition, she holds memberships in the Council for International Investigators, National Association of Legal Investigators, World Association of Detectives, and California Attorneys for Criminal Justice. Francie also works with the Innocence Project and holds certifications as a Conflict Mediator, Legal Investigator, Professional Investigator and Criminal Defense Investigator.