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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

Attorney Lester Rosen, founder and CEO of background check firm Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) and author of “The Safe Hiring Manual,” will present two sessions at the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM®) 2016 Talent Management Conference & Exposition held April 18-20, 2016, at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotel in Orlando, Florida. For more information or to register for the SHRM conference, visit

Rosen will present his first SHRM session ‘Employers: Your Use of Criminal Records Could Get You Sued’ on Monday, April 18, 2016, from 10:45 AM to 12:00 PM. Attendees of this session will learn how to ensure that use of criminal record checks in hiring does not land them in court or under investigation. This session will also demonstrate that creating a background check policy that is legally compliant is a necessity for any company that performs criminal background checks. This session will also cover:

  • How federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) and state laws regulate the use of criminal records.
  • The impact of Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) guidance on criminal records.
  • Why the “Ban the Box” movement is reaching a national tipping point.

Rosen will present his second SHRM session ‘It’s a Jungle Out There! Avoiding Negligent Hiring Claims with Compliant Background Screening’ on Tuesday, April 19, 2016, from 10:30 AM to 11:45 AM. This session will provide attendees with an update on federal and state laws, lawsuits, and regulations, and also examine key areas of legal compliance designed to help employers hire the best while avoiding legal fallout from allegations that they failed to follow the law. This session will help attendees understand:

  • The elements and defenses to negligent hiring lawsuits.
  • The current explosion in class-action lawsuits related to background checks.
  • How to audit current practices to ensure you are legally compliant.

Rosen is also a frequent presenter nationwide for “ESR Speaks” and his speaking appearances including a number of national and state conferences. Both sessions presented by Rosen are worth 1.25 SHRM Professional Development Credits (PDCs) and 1.25 HR Credits from HR Certification Institute (HRCI). Competencies include HR Expertise and Critical Evaluation while the intended audience is midlevel. To find out more about the two SHRM sessions, click Criminal Records and Negligent Hiring.

The SHRM 2016 Talent Management Conference & Exposition is designed specifically for recruitment and talent management professionals and gives them the tools, resources, innovations, and solutions they need to evolve their human capital strategies. This fast-paced, energetic conference provides ideas that will advance you personally and professionally, while boosting your talent management strategies. To register for the SHRM conference, visit

Rosen founded Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) in the San Francisco, CA-area in 1997 and the company is accredited by the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS®). ESR also undergoes yearly SOC 2® Audit Report to high standards set by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) for protecting the security, confidentiality, and privacy of consumer information. To learn more about ESR, call toll free 888.999.4474 or 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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