Safe Hiring Expert to Discuss Use of Criminal Convictions in Employment at 2013 ABA Annual Meeting in San Francisco

Attorney Lester S. Rosen, Founder and CEO of background check firm Employment Screening Resources® (ESR), will discuss the ‘Use of Criminal Convictions in Employment’ on Friday, August 9, 2013 for the Section of Labor and Employment Law at the 2013 American Bar Association (ABA) Annual Meeting in San Francisco, CA. The panel discussion will take place from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM PST in Moscone Center West, Room 3007, Third Floor. For more information about the Section of Labor and Employment Law at the 2013 ABA Annual Meeting, visit

Rosen, author of ‘The Safe Hiring Manual,’ will be joined in the panel discussion by Carol Miaskoff of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) in Washington, DC and James Kan of Goldstein, Borgen, Dardarian & Ho in Oakland, CA. The Moderator will be Barry A. Hartstein of Littler Mendelson P.C. in Chicago, IL. The Section of Labor and Employment Law at the 2013 ABA Annual Meeting takes place from Thursday, August 8, 2013 to Monday, August 12, 2013 in San Francisco, CA. Registration for the event is available only through the 2013 ABA Annual Meeting Registration portal at

On April 25, 2012, the EEOC – the agency enforcing federal laws prohibiting employment discrimination – voted to update the Enforcement Guidance on the Consideration of Arrest and Conviction Records in Employment Decisions Under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Several states have also enacted legislation restricting the use of criminal records by employers or are looking at such legislation. The panel will discuss the latest status of the law in this area and best practices for employers conducting criminal background checks to protect their businesses, employees, and customers as well as avoid claims of negligent hiring or retention.

Rosen, a frequent presenter on employment screening issues, was the chairperson of the steering committee that founded the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS®) and served as the first co-chairman.  He has also qualified and testified in the California, Florida, and Arkansas Superior Courts as an expert witness on safe hiring and due diligence. He founded Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) in Novato, CA in 1997 and the company is accredited by the NAPBS. For more information, visit or call toll free 888.999.4474.


About Employment Screening Resources® (ESR):

Founded by safe hiring expert Attorney Les Rosen in 1997, Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) – ‘The Background Check Authority®’– provides accurate and actionable information that empowers employers to make informed hiring decisions for the benefit of their organizations, employees, and the public. CEO Rosen literally wrote the book on background checks with “The Safe Hiring Manual” and ESR is accredited by The National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS), a distinction held by a small percent of screening firms. Employers choosing ESR know they have selected an agency meeting the highest industry standards. To learn more about ESR, visit or call toll free 888.999.4474.

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