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Avoiding Negligent Hiring with Background Checks

Thompson Webinar

June 16, 2011


Webinar:  Thursday, June 16th, 2011, 2-3:30 p.m. (Eastern Time)

Title:  Avoiding Negligent Hiring with Background Checks

Opening Text:

Background checks are a necessary step in avoiding negligent hiring.  Even after the most diligent candidate selection process, hiring someone without conducting a thorough background check can lead to major legal and financial ramifications for your company.  If your new hire is dishonest about his/her education, employment or criminal history, you could face the burden of having an unqualified worker wasting resources or even having a violent employee in your office.

This webinar will help employers and hiring managers understand how to practice due diligence in hiring new employees. Our expert, Lester Rosen, will discuss strategies and trends in obtaining and utilizing background information to keep you from facing a negligent hiring lawsuit.   

Learning Points/Questions to be Answered:

  • How can you identify fraudulent employment and education credentials?
  • How do federal laws impact background checks? 
  • Why are background checks a necessity for employers?
  • What is the EEOC’s stance on using criminal records, credit reports and social networking sites to screen candidates?
  • What should you do if you face a negligent hiring lawsuit?

Level:  Intermediate

Target Audience:

  • Human Resource Professionals
  • Hiring Managers
  • Recruiters
  • Corporate Counsel
  • Executive Management

Speaker’s Bio:

Lester S. Rosen is President and CEO of Employment Screening Resources, the top employment screening firm in the US, according to a report prepared by the Intellectual Capital Group. Les previously served in the Riverside County District Attorneys office, working on career criminal and homicide prosecutions. Later, in private practice, he specialized in criminal law and his practice has included federal crimes and death penalty cases. He holds the highest attorney rating of A.V. in Martindale-Hubbell. Les is a frequent presenter on pre-employment screening and safe hiring issues. He has qualified and testified in the California Superior Court as an expert witness on issues surrounding safe hiring and due diligence. He is the author of The Safe Hiring Manual-The Complete Guide to Keeping Criminals, Imposters and Terrorists out of the Workplace. He has also served as an adjunct professor of law at Hastings College of the Law. Les earned his J.D. from the University of California at Davis School of Law, serving on the school Law Review.

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