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Negligent Hiring and Background Checks: Best Practices and Legal Compliance

NCHRA HR West 2011 - Oakland Convention Center, Oakland CA

April 11, 2011


URL: http://www.hrwest.org/

Negligent Hiring and Background Checks: Best Practices and Legal Compliance

Northern California HR Association (NCHRA) HR West 2011
April 11 to 13, 2011, Oakland Convention Center, Oakland CA

PRESENTER: Lester Rosen, Attorney at Law, Employment Screening Resources (ESR)

SESSION DATE/TIME: Monday, April 11, 2011 3:00 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.

Summary of Program:
Negligent hiring is one of the fastest growing areas of employment litigation. Learn legally complaint best practices to keep a business productive and out of court, including how to obtain and utilize criminal record and background information on job applicants. Get updated on the recent legal developments, and review case studies to demonstrate what steps employers should take and mistakes to avoid. Hear about cutting edge issues, such as the use of social networking sites and the EEOC approach to the use of criminal records. Learn steps a firm can take immediately to avoid a bad hire.

Why People Should Attend:
Learn why background checks and due diligence have become mission critical for employers Understand the basics of a negligent hiring lawsuit and defenses tht work and do not work Get acquainted with cutting edge issues such as the new EEOC focus on criminal records and credit reports and the use of social network sites Learn how to spent fraudulent employment and education credentials Learn steps your organization can take today to implement a legally compliant program and to hire the best employees.

Learning Objective:
Learn why background checks and due diligence have become mission critical for employers Understand the basics of a negligent hiring lawsuit and defenses tht work and do not work Get acquainted with cutting edge issues such as the new EEOC focus on criminal records and credit reports and the use of social network sites Learn how to spent fraudulent employment and education credentials Learn steps your organization can take today to implement a legally compliant program and to hire the best employees.

Desired Knowledge:
Some experience with subject

Area Best Represented by Session Content:
Recruitment / Selection

Previous Experience Speaking with NCHRA:
Lester Rosen has resented at last five SHRM national meetings, has spoken at numerous NCHRA chapter meetings and seminars, and has spoken at past annual NCHRA conferences including 2010, 2009, 2007, and 2006.

Biography:
Lester S. Rosen is an attorney at law and President of Employment Screening Resources (www.ESRcheck.com), a national background screening company located in California. 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), the first comprehensive book on employment screening. He has also written, “The Safe Hiring Audit,” published in 2008. 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, Florida 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. See: http://www.esrcheck.com/ESR_Speaks.php 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 and served as the first co-chairman in 2004.


 


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