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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

Attorney Lester S. Rosen, founder and CEO of Employment Screening Resources® (ESR), will present a webinar for TrainHR entitled “Negligent Hiring and Background Checks – Best Practices and Legal Compliance” on Monday, February 13, 2017 starting at 10:00 AM Pacific Time / 1:00 PM Eastern Time.

“Negligent hiring is one of the fastest growing areas of employment litigation,” says Rosen, author of ‘The Safe Hiring Manual,’ a comprehensive guide to background checks updated by Rosen for a third edition published in January 2017. “Just one bad hire can result in a legal and financial nightmare.”

In this 90 minute session, Rosen will help Human Resources (HR) professionals avoid bad hires, learn legally complaint best practices for background checks to keep a business productive and out of court, and utilize criminal record information on job applicants. Areas covered in the session will include:

  • Learning why background checks and due diligence have become mission critical for employers.
  • Understanding the basics of a negligent hiring lawsuit and defenses that work and do not work.
  • Getting acquainted with best practices and cutting edge issues for background checks.
  • Learning how to spot fraudulent employment records and education credentials.
  • Reviewing best hiring practices including job applications, interviews, and reference checking.

Rosen says that employers who do not perform background checks risk hiring dangerous, unfit, and unqualified for dishonest workers. If employers do not perform the background checks with full legal compliance, they will face lawsuits as well as potential investigations by government agencies.

“Without taking appropriate steps, there is a near statistical certainty that an employer will hire someone with an unsuitable criminal record or a falsified background that can result in workplace violence, lawsuits for negligent hiring, and time wasted hiring the wrong person,” adds Rosen.

Signup for “Negligent Hiring and Background Checks – Best Practices and Legal Compliance” is at:

Rosen founded Employment Screening Resources® (ESR), a global provider of background checks located in California, in 1997. ESR is an accredited by the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS) and has yearly SOC 2® security audits. To learn more, visit

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