Attorney at Law and safe hiring expert Lester Rosen, founder and CEO of San Francisco, CA area-based background check firm Employment Screening Resources (ESR), will present a session titled ‘Negligent Hiring and Background Checks – Best Practices and Legal Compliance’ on Tuesday, May 8, 2012 from 2:15 PM to 3:45 PM for the California Association for Health Services at Home (CAHSAH) 2012 Annual Conference at the Pasadena Convention Center in Pasadena, CA. For more information about the CAHSAH 2012 Annual Conference, visit “Employee problems are caused by problem employees,” explains Rosen, author of ‘The Safe Hiring Manual’ and a frequent speaker on the topic of background checks. “This session will help employers avoid bad hires and negligent hiring lawsuits in their hiring programs by performing due diligence.” With negligent hiring one of the fastest growing areas of employment litigation, Rosen says employers need to learn legally complaint best practices to keep their businesses productive and out of court, including how to obtain and utilize criminal record and background information on job applicants with regard to the recently updated Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) Enforcement Guidance for the use of arrest and conviction records by employers for employment decisions. Learning points of the session will include:

  • Why background checks and due diligence have become mission critical for employers
  • Understanding the basics of a negligent hiring lawsuit and defenses that work and do not work
  • Getting acquainted with cutting edge issues such as the new EEOC focus on criminal records and credit reports and the use of social network sites
  • Learning how to spent fraudulent employment and education credentials
  • Learning steps an organization can take to implement a legally compliant program and to hire the best employees.
Rosen is a frequent speaker nationwide on safe hiring issues, most recently at the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Talent Management Conference & Exposition in Washington, DC where he spoke on the topic of negligent hiring as part of the ‘ESR Speaks’ program.  He was the chairperson of the steering committee that founded the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS), a trade organization for the background screening industry, and served as first co-chairman. The California Association for Health Services at Home (CAHSAH) is the leading statewide home care association in the nation representing more than 580 members that are direct providers of health and supportive services and products in the home. For more information, visit For more information about background checks, visit Employment Screening Resources (ESR) – ‘The Background Check Authority’ and nationwide background screening firm accredited by The National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS®) – at or call 415.898.0044. Sources: 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 a small percentage of 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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