Attorney Lester Rosen, Founder and CEO of Employment Screening Resources (ESR), will present a three hour Northern California HR Association (NCHRA) program titled ‘Hiring Safe and Qualified Workers Using Pre-Employment Background Checks’ on Wednesday, February 5, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Pacific Time in San Mateo, CA. To register for this event – which qualifies for three General Recertification Credits – visit

“Human Resource professionals responsible for supervising, implementing or administering employment screening background checks for your organization need to make certain they do not hire anyone too dangerously unfit, unqualified, or dishonest for the job,” says Rosen, author of ‘The Safe Hiring Manual.’

With negligent hiring one of the fastest growing areas of employment litigation, Rosen will teach legally complaint best practices that help keep businesses 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

Rosen will discuss federal and state laws that control the background check process, such as the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) Guidance, and unique “only in California” rules. In addition, the impact of the new National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS®) accreditation standards for background firms will be examined. The event will be held at the Robert Half Company on 2929 Campus Drive, Suite 101, in San Mateo, CA.

“Just one bad hire can result in a legal and financial nightmare,” adds Rosen. “Employers should take steps to implement a legally compliant program and to hire the best employees.”

Rosen founded Employment Screening Resources (ESR) in 1997 in the San Francisco Bay area and the company is accredited by the NAPBS®. Rosen was chairperson of steering committee that founded the NAPBS and is a frequent presenter nationwide on safe hiring issues for ‘ESR Speaks.’ For information about future speaking dates, visit

About Employment Screening Resources® (ESR):

Founded by safe hiring expert Attorney Les Rosen in the San Francisco, CA-area in 1997, Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) – ‘The Background Check Authority®’– 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 about ESR, visit, call toll free 888.999.4474, or email [email protected]