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ESR Speaks at Los Angeles HR Star Conference 2011

2011 Los Angeles HR Star Conference - Los Angeles Convention Center, Los Angeles, CA

March 30, 2011


2011 Los Angeles HR Star Conference

Wednesday, March 30, 2011, 9:00 am - 4:30 pm, Los Angeles Convention Center, Los Angeles, CA

The Top Ten Trends for Background Checks in 2011 - What Every Employer Needs to Know

Lester Rosen, Esq., President, Employment Screening Resources (ESR)


Employers have long recognized that conducting due diligence on new hires is a mission critical task. Firms can’t afford problems stemming from bad hires such as workplace violence, theft, false resumes, embezzlement, harassment or trumped-up injury claims especially since employers can now be the subject of lawsuits for negligent hiring if they hire someone that they should have known, through the exercise of due diligence, was dangerous, unfit, dishonest or unqualified. This session will review the top ten trends, best practices and legal developments for 2011 when it comes to background checks and safe hiring. Topics will include: social networking sites, international background screening, resume fraud, temporary workers, privacy, off-shoring of personal data, as well as tools to protect against workplace violence. In addition, cutting-edge issues such as the new EEOC focus on criminal records and credit reports will be examined in detail. Finally, attendees will learn legally complaint best practices to keep an organization productive, safe and out of court. 

Speaker Bio:

Lester S. Rosen, Esq. is the President of Employment Screening Resources, a national background screening company headquartered in Novato, California. He is an attorney at law, as well as a nationally recognized consultant, writer and speaker on the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), pre-employment screening, and safe hiring issues. In addition, Mr. Rosen is the author of the first comprehensive book on employment screening, "The Safe Hiring Manual Complete Guide to Keeping Criminals, Imposters and Terrorists Out of Your Workplace" – a book that is considered a classic. Mr. Rosen was the chairperson of the steering committee that founded the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS), the professional trade organization for the screening industry, and served as the first co-chairman in 2004. In addition, he has qualified and testified in the California and Arkansas Superior Court as an expert witness on issues surrounding safe hiring and due diligence. Mr. Rosen's speaking appearances have included numerous national and statewide conferences. 

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