Attorney and safe hiring expert Les Rosen, founder and CEO of nationwide background check firm Employment Screening Resources (ESR), will present a seminar titled “Conducting Background Checks Thoroughly and Legally” for the Northern California Human Resources Association (NCHRA) on Wednesday, December 7, 2011 from 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM Pacific Time at the NCHRA Training Center at 425 California Street, Suite 500 in San Francisco, CA. To register for the seminar – which qualifies for five General/MCLE Recertification Credits – visit:

“Just one bad hire can result in a legal and financial nightmare,” says Rosen, the author of ‘The Safe Hiring Manual,’ the first comprehensive guide to employment screening, and a frequent speaker nationwide on due diligence issues as part of the ‘ESR Speaks’ background screening training program. “Employers should take steps to implement a legally compliant Safe Hiring Program to hire the best employees.”

During the six hour seminar, which includes a one hour break for lunch, Rosen will teach those people responsible for supervising, implementing, or administering employment screening background checks for their organization how to make sure their organization does not hire workers who are dangerously unfit, unqualified, or dishonest. With negligent hiring lawsuits one of the fastest growing areas of employment litigation, participants will learn legally complaint best practices to keep their business productive and out of court, including:

  • Conducting past employment checks.
  • Obtaining and utilizing criminal records.
  • Verifying education using social networking sites.
  • Selecting and evaluating a screening firm.

In addition, Rosen will discuss federal and state laws that control the background check process such as the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) as well as unique “only in California” rules. Participants will also learn about the impact of the new national accreditation standards for background screening firms.

In 1997, Rosen founded Employment Screening Resources (ESR) with a mission to ensure safe workplaces for employers, employees, and the public, and the company is accredited by the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS®). He was also the chairperson of the steering committee that founded the NAPBS, a non-profit trade organization for the background screening industry, and served as first co-chairman.

For more information about the NCHRA seminar “Conducting Background Checks Thoroughly and Legally” hosted by Attorney Les Rosen, visit:  For more information about background checks, visit Employment Screening Resources (ESR) at or call ESR toll free at 888.999.4474.

About Employment Screening Resources (ESR):
Founded in 1997 in the San Francisco, CA area,
Employment Screening Resources (ESR) literally wrote the book on background screening with “The Safe Hiring Manual” by ESR Founder and CEO Lester Rosen. ESR streamlines the screening process and reduces administrative overhead though its proprietary technology solutions.  ESR is accredited by The National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS®), a distinction held by less than two percent of all screening firms. This important recognition was achieved by successfully passing a third party audit demonstrating compliance with the NAPBS Background Screening Agency Accreditation Program. By choosing an accredited screening firm like ESR, employers know they have selected an agency that meets the highest industry standards. For more information about ESR, visit

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