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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

Attorney Lester Rosen, founder and CEO of Employment Screening Resources® (ESR), will present a webinar for Clear Law Institute titled “Background Checks, Negligent Hiring, and Legal Compliance” on Monday, December 14, 2015, from 3:00 PM to 4:15 PM Eastern Time. To learn more about this webinar, click here.

According to Rosen – author of “The Safe Hiring Manual” and a frequent speaker on issues involving background checks with “ESR Speaks”– negligent hiring is one of the fastest growing areas of employment litigation. In this practical webinar, attendees will receive step-by-step guidance on implementing a legally compliant hiring program.

Attendees of the one hour and 15 minute webinar will learn how to obtain and utilize criminal records and background checks of job applicants, the most recent legal developments in negligent hiring, and the steps they can take now to avoid a negligent hiring lawsuit. Among other things, attendees will learn about:

  • Why background checks and due diligence have become critical for employers.
  • What a negligent hiring lawsuit is, and the defenses that do – and do not – work.
  • Recent developments such as the new Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) focus on criminal records and credit reports and the use of social network sites to screen applicants.
  • How to spot fraudulent employment and education credentials.
  • Steps organizations can take today to implement a legally compliant program for background checks and to hire the best employees.

This program is approved for 1.25 (General) recertification credit hours toward PHR, SPHR, and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute (HRCI). This program is approved for 1.25 Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP through the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).

For more information about the Clear Law Institute webinar “Background Checks, Negligent Hiring, and Legal Compliance” presented by Attorney Lester Rosen on December 14, 2015, visit

Rosen founded Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) in 1997 and the  company is accredited by the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS), a not-for-profit trade association representing the screening industry. He served as Chairperson of the steering committee that founded the NAPBS and as first co-chair.

Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) is a leading global screening provider that enables employers to make informed hiring decisions quickly and easily. ESR also successfully completed a SOC 2 Type 2 Audit Report. For more information about ESR, call toll free 888.999.4474 or visit

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