Safe Hiring Expert Lester Rosen to Participate in Webinar on Legal Pitfalls of Pre-Employment Background Checks

To provide guidance to employers on the legal pitfalls of pre-employment background checks, Attorney Lester Rosen, a safe hiring expert and CEO of accredited background check firm Employment Screening Resources (ESR), will participate in a live 90-minute webinar titled ‘Pre-Employment Background Screening: Legal Pitfalls’ on Tuesday, August 23, 2011 from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM …

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Provider Fined $376,000 in Case Showing Need for Extensive Nursing Home Employee Background Checks

By Thomas Ahearn, ESR News Editor An Indiana provider has been hit with $376,000 in penalties – which Indiana officials call one of the biggest fines of its kind – for employing several individuals at nursing homes who either had been convicted of criminal offenses or stripped of their licenses. According to a news report, the …

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Employment Screening Resources President Lester Rosen Presents Session at 69th Annual HR Southwest Conference in Ft. Worth TX on October 13

By Thomas Ahearn, ESR News Blog Author, speaker, and safe hiring expert Lester Rosen, President of Employment Screening Resources (ESR), the company that literally wrote the book on background checks, will present a session titled ‘Background Checks: Trends, Best Practices, and Legal Developments’ at the 69th Annual HR Southwest Conference in Ft. Worth, Texas on …

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New Massachusetts CORI Reform Law Prohibits Employers from Asking About Criminal Convictions on Initial Job Applications Starting November 4

By Thomas Ahearn, ESR News Blog Starting November 4, 2010, employers in Massachusetts will no longer be able to ask about convictions on “initial” job applications. In August 2010, Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick signed into law new legislation that prohibits employers from asking questions on initial written job applications about criminal offender record information, which …

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Employment Screening Resources President Presents Webinar on Background Screening Best Practices with IOMA Institute of Finance and Management

By Thomas Ahearn, ESR News Blog Author, speaker, and safe hiring expert Lester Rosen, President of Employment Screening Resources (ESR), the company that literally wrote the book on background checks, will present a webinar titled ‘Background Screening Best Practices: How to Use the Web to Conduct Searches & Avoid Legal Landmines’ with the Institute of …

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Family of Michael Jackson Files Suit Claiming Death of Singer Caused by Negligent Hiring and Retention of Doctor

By Lester Rosen, ESR President & Thomas Ahearn, ESR News Blog According to a post on The Hollywood Reporter, Esq. blog, the family of deceased singer Michael Jackson has filed a lawsuit against event production company AEG Live and others claiming they are responsible for the pop idol’s death because his contract with AEG for …

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Bus Company Sued for Discrimination against African-Americans and Latinos

By Lester Rosen, ESR President & Thomas Ahearn, ESR News Blog A class action lawsuit backed by nation’s largest union of mass transit workers – the Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) – asserts that a major provider of bus services violated federal race discrimination laws in its operations because workers with criminal records were barred from …

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Author and Safe Hiring Expert Lester Rosen to Present Two Sessions at PIHRA Pacific West HR Conference in Pasadena CA on September 22

President of Employment Screening Resources (ESR) Lester Rosen to review hot button issues HR Professionals face during hiring including international background checks, discrimination, privacy, and use of social networking sites for background checks. By Thomas Ahearn, ESR News Blog Safe Hiring Expert Lester Rosen, President of Employment Screening Resources (ESR), the San Francisco area firm …

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