Attorney and safe hiring expert Lester Rosen, CEO of background check firm Employment Screening Resources (ESR), will present the webinar ‘Caution Advised: Complying with Federal and California Law for Pre-employment Screening and How to Avoid Pitfalls and Traps’ on Wednesday, April 4, 2012 from 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM PST. The webinar is the last of four sessions in ‘A Guide to the Essentials of Safe Hiring eProgram Series’ presented for the Northern California Human Resources Association (NCHRA). For more information, visit: “To avoid bad hiring decisions, employers have increasingly turned to pre-employment background screening as a risk management tool,” explains Rosen, author of ‘The Safe Hiring Manual,’ the first comprehensive guide to employment background checks. “No screening program can be conducted without a full understanding of a number of laws, including the Fair Credit Reporting Act, discrimination and privacy law, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and a host of state-specific rules.” The 90 minute webinar will review the application of federal and state laws to both pre-employment screening and the re-investigation of current employees, and Rosen will help participants examine their background screening processes against state and federal laws and regulations to ensure legal compliance. ‘A Guide to the Essentials of Safe Hiring eProgram Series’ consists of four 90-minute online sessions that offers participants cost-effective and legally compliant techniques to avoid hiring potentially dangerous and unqualified workers. The first three sessions were:

The presenter of the webinars, Lester Rosen, is the founder of Employment Screening Resources (ESR) – a nationwide background screening company located in the San Francisco-area and accredited by The National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS). He is a frequent presenter nationally on pre-employment screening and safe hiring issues as part of the ‘ESR Speaks’ training program at:  For more information about background checks, visit Employment Screening Resources (ESR) – ‘The Background Check Authority’ – at or call ESR at 415.898.0044 or 888.999.4474. Source: About Employment Screening Resources (ESR): Employment Screening Resources (ESR) – ‘The Background Check AuthoritySM – provides accurate and actionable information, empowering employers to make informed safe hiring decisions for the benefit for our clients, their employees, and the public. ESR literally wrote the book on background screening with “The Safe Hiring Manual” by Founder and CEO Lester Rosen. ESR is accredited by The National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS), a distinction held by less than two percent of all screening firms. 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 Employment Screening Resources (ESR), visit or call 415.898.0044 or 888.999.4474. About ESR News: The Employment Screening Resources (ESR) News blog – ESR News – provides employment screening information for employers, recruiters, and jobseekers on a variety of topics including credit reports, criminal records, data privacy, discrimination, E-Verify, jobs reports, legal updates, negligent hiring, workplace violence, and use of search engines and social network sites for background checks. For more information about ESR News or to send comments or questions, please email ESR News Editor Thomas Ahearn at [email protected].]]>


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