Attorney and safe hiring expert Lester S. Rosen, Founder and CEO of background check firm Employment Screening Resources (ESR), will present a five hour seminar titled “Conducting Background Checks Thoroughly and Legally” for the Northern California Human Resources Association (NCHRA) on Tuesday, December 4, 2012 from 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM PST at the NCHRA Training Center, 425 California Street, Suite 500, in San Francisco, California. For information and to register for the seminar, which qualifies for 5 General/MCLE Recertification credits, visit “Just one bad hire can result in a legal and financial nightmare,” warns Rosen, author of ‘The Safe Hiring Manual,’ a comprehensive guide to background checks recently expanded for a 2nd edition. “Employers need to take steps to implement a legally compliant screening program to hire the best employees.” With negligent hiring one of the fastest growing areas of employment litigation, attendees of Rosen’s seminar “Conducting Background Checks Thoroughly and Legally” – which includes a one hour lunch break – will learn legally complaint best practices to keep their businesses productive and out of court:

  • Conducting past employment checks
  • Obtaining and utilizing criminal records
  • Verifying education using social networking sites
  • Selecting and evaluating a screening firm
Rosen will also discuss federal laws that control the background check process, such as the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), unique “only in California” rules, the updated Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) Guidance on using criminal records, and the impact of the new National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS) accreditation standards for U.S. screening firms. The seminar “Conducting Background Checks Thoroughly and Legally” will help those people responsible for supervising, implementing, or administering pre-employment screening background checks make certain their organizations do not hire workers who are dangerously unfit, unqualified, or dishonest. Registration for the seminar is $249 for NCHRA Members and $329 for General Admission. The speaker Rosen is a nationally recognized safe hiring expert who was the chairperson of the steering committee that founded the NAPBS and served as the first co-chairman. He is a frequent presenter nationwide for the “ESR Speaks” background check training program. To learn more about upcoming speaking engagements by Rosen, visit  Rosen founded Employment Screening Resources (ESR) – ‘The Background Check Authority’ – in the San Francisco Bay-area in 1997 and ESR is accredited by the NAPBS for successfully proving compliance with the Background Screening Agency Accreditation Program (BSAAP). For more information about ESR, visit, call toll free 888.999.4474, or email [email protected]. Source: About Employment Screening Resources (ESR): Founded by safe hiring expert Attorney Les Rosen in 1997, Employment Screening Resources (ESR) – ‘The Background Check AuthoritySM’– provides accurate and actionable information that empowers employers to make informed hiring decisions for the benefit of their organizations, employees, and the public. CEO Rosen literally wrote the book on background checks with “The Safe Hiring Manual” and ESR is accredited by The National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS), a distinction held by a small percent of screening firms. Employers choosing ESR know they have selected an agency meeting the highest industry standards. To learn more, visit, call 888.999.4474, 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]. To subscribe to the complimentary ESRcheck Report monthly newsletter, please visit]]>