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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

Attorney Lester Rosen, founder and CEO of Employment Screening Resources (ESR), will host a webinar for Clear Law Institute entitled “Background Checks, Negligent Hiring, and Legal Compliance” on Tuesday, March 29, 2016, from 12:00 p.m. Noon to 1:15 p.m. PST. To register for the event, please visit

Negligent hiring is one of the fastest growing areas of employment litigation.  In this webinar, Rosen will give step-by-step guidance on implementing a legally compliant hiring program and show how to obtain and utilize criminal records for background checks of job applicants, the most recent legal developments in negligent hiring, and steps to take to avoid a negligent hiring lawsuit. Attendees will also learn:

  • 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 U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) focus on criminal records and the use of social network sites to screen applicants.
  • How to spot fraudulent employment and education credentials.
  • Steps your organization can take today to implement a legally compliant program and to hire the best employees.

The webinar “Background Checks, Negligent Hiring, and Legal Compliance” has been approved for 1.25 (General) recertification credit hours toward PHR, SPHR, and GPHR recertification with HR Certification Institute (HRCI). This program is also valid for 1.25 Professional Development Credits (PDCs) from the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP.

Rosen is the author of “The Safe Hiring Manual: The Complete Guide to Employment Screening Background Checks for Employers, Recruiters, and Jobseekers” and “The Safe Hiring Audit.” He is a frequent speaker on issues involving background checks for “ESR Speaks” at numerous national and statewide conferences. He is a graduate of the University of California – Davis School of Law.

Rosen founded Employment Screening Resources (ESR), a global background check company located in 1997 in the San Francisco, CA area. ESR is accredited by the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS). Rosen served as Chairperson of the steering committee that founded the NAPBS, and served as first co-chair. To learn more about ESR, visit

NOTE: Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) does not provide or offer legal services or legal advice of any kind or nature. Any information on this web site is for educational purposes only.

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