Attorney and safe hiring expert Lester Rosen, founder and CEO of background check firm Employment Screening Resources (ESR), will present a session titled ‘Negligent Hiring and Background Checks – Best Practices and Legal Compliance’ on Tuesday, August 28, 2012 from 2:15 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. EST at the 2012 HR Florida Conference & Expo in Orlando, Florida. For more information on the session or to register for the conference, visit: “Employee problems are caused by problem employees,” says Rosen, author of ‘The Safe Hiring Manual’ and a frequent speaker on the topic of background checks as part of the ‘ESR Speaks’ training program. “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 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. Participants in the session will:

  • Learn why background checks and due diligence have become mission critical for employers.
  • Understand the basics of a negligent hiring lawsuit and defenses that work and do not work.
  • Get updated on best practices and cutting edge issues such as the new EEOC focus on criminal records and credit reports and the use of social network sites.
Rosen was the chairperson of the steering committee that founded the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS), a non-profit trade organization for the background screening industry, and served as first co-chairman. His company, Employment Screening Resources (ESR), is accredited by the NAPBS Background Screening Credentialing Council (BSCC) for successfully proving compliance with the Background Screening Agency Accreditation Program (BSAAP). The HR Florida State Conference & Expo is being held Monday, August 27, 2012 to Wednesday, August 29, 2012 at Rosen Shingle Creek in Orlando, Florida and is the annual conference of the HR Florida State Council, a state affiliate of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). For more information, visit: For information about background checks, visit Employment Screening Resources (ESR) – ‘The Background Check Authority’ – at, call 415.898.0044, or email [email protected]. 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, call 415.898.0044 or 888.999.4474 (Toll Free), or email [email protected]. 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].]]>