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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

Attorney Lester Rosen, author of “The Safe Hiring Manual” and CEO of San Francisco, California-area background check firm Employment Screening Resources® (ESR), will present a live session entitled “Avoiding Lawsuits and Bad Hires with Effective Background Screening” on Monday, March 6, 2017, from 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., at HR West 2017 at the Oakland Convention Center in Oakland, California. For more information about HR West 2017, please visit

In the 90 minute HR West session, Rosen will show attendees how to avoid “bad hires,” employees who turn out to be too dangerous, dishonest, unfit, or unqualified for the position for which they were hired.  If an employer hires someone who they either knew – or in the exercise of reasonable care should have known – was a “bad hire,” that employer can be sued for “negligent hiring.”  If a “bad hire” leads to a negligent hiring lawsuit, employers must be able show they took appropriate measures of due diligence.

In addition, Rosen will review the top ten trends, best practices, and legal developments affecting background checks and due diligence in safe hiring programs, including the use of social networking sites and the increase in lawsuits under the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). More information about the HR West session presented by Attorney Lester Rosen is available at

Rosen founded Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) in 1997. He was the chairperson of the steering committee that founded the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS®) and served as the first co-chair. He is also a frequent speaker nationwide on background check issues for “ESR Speaks.” Along with HR West, Rosen has been a presenter for many years at the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Annual Conference & Exposition.

Presented by the Northern California HR Association (NCHRA), HR West 2017 takes place from March 6 to 8, 2017, and offers more than 80 concurrent sessions for recertification credit toward SHRM-CP, SHRM-SCP, PHR, SPHR, and California certifications. Session tracks include Compensation & Benefits, Talent Acquisition & Retention, Employment Law & Legislation, Employee & Labor Relations, General HR, Leadership, and Business Management & Strategy. To learn more, email [email protected].

Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) is a global provider of background checks and a strategic choice for employers needing accurate and actionable information to make informed hiring decisions quickly and easily. ESR is accredited by the NAPBS® and undergoes yearly SSAE18 SOC 2® audits to meet high standards for protecting the privacy, security, and confidentiality of consumer information. To learn more about ESR, please 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 website is for educational purposes only.

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