How to Avoid Negligent Hiring by Backgrond Screening Expert Lester S. Rosen
September 09 - 09, 2009
|Presentation by Lester S. Rosen, Attorney at Law and President of Employment Screening Resources
Negligent hiring is one of the fastest growing areas of employment litigation.
Studies show that employers loose the majority of negligent hiring lawsuits, with verdicts in the millions of dollars. Even a “win” can be costly, taking into account attorneys’ fees and damage to your reputation.
In addition, an employer that hires someone with false credential or an unsuitable criminal record can face a legal and financial nightmare, including workplace violence, theft, embezzlement, the time wasted in hiring the wrong person and the cost of termination. According to some estimates, the cost of replacing a bad hire can be a much as two-times the position’s yearly salary.
In this session, learn legally complaint best practices to exercise due diligence in the hiring process and to keep your business productive and out of court. The session will cover how to legally obtain and utilize criminal record and background information on job applicants. This session will also keep you updated on recent legal developments, and review case studies to demonstrate what steps employers should take and mistakes to avoid.
Employer also need to deal with a host of new challenges when it comes to background checks, such as the use Facebook and MySpace and the Internet in screening applicants. Other considerations are international background checks, screening temporary employees, EEOC issues affecting criminal records and credit reports and continuous screening after hiring.
Lester Rosen, who is an attorney, author and president of a national background screening firm, will lead you through the ins and outs of safe hiring, with a view towards avoiding lawsuits and pitfalls in hiring. Mr. Rosen is an expert on employment screening and background checks.
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|Les Rosen, Attorney at Law and President of Employment Screening Resources
Lester S. Rosen is an attorney at law and President of Employment Screening Resources, a national background screening company located in California. ESR was rated as the top-screening firm in the US in the first independent industry study.
He is the author of The Safe Hiring Manual--Complete Guide to Keeping Criminals, Imposters and Terrorists Out of Your Workplace, (512 pages-Facts on Demand Press) and the first comprehensive book on employment screening. He has also released in 2008 his newest book, The Safe Hiring Audit.
He is also a consultant, writer and frequent presenter nationwide on pre-employment screening and safe hiring issues. He has qualified and testified in the California and Arkansas Superior Courts as an expert witness on issues surrounding safe hiring and due diligence. His speaking appearances have included numerous national and statewide conferences.
He is a former deputy District Attorney and criminal defense attorney and has taught criminal law and procedure at the University of California Hastings College of the Law. His jury trials have included murder, death penalty and federal cases. He graduated UCLA with Phi Beta Kappa honors, and received a J.D. degree from the University of California at Davis, serving on the Law Review. He holds the highest attorney rating of A.V. in the national Martindale-Hubbell listing of American Attorneys. Mr. Rosen was the chairperson of the steering committee that founded the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS) a professional trade organization for the screening industry, which now has over 500 members. He was also elected to the first board of directors and served as the first co-chairman in 2004.