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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 two day in-person seminar for Compliance Online entitled “Ready, Aim, Hire!! Employee Screening and Background Checks for Newly Hired Employees” on March 30 and 31, 2017, in San Jose, California. For more information about this event, visit

According to the seminar web page on the Compliance Online website: It’s never been more challenging to find and hire the right people. Employers are not just concerned about getting the right fit, but also about legal regulations, discrimination, privacy concerns and limited budgets. Without exercising due diligence in hiring, employers risk mistakes that can result in legal and financial nightmares including workplace violence, unqualified employees, and theft and litigation for negligent hiring. Similarly, failure to follow legally complaint hiring practices can result in regulatory actions and class action lawsuits.

In this interactive two day live seminar, Rosen – author of a comprehensive guide for background checks called “The Safe Hiring Manual” –  will provide attendees of the seminar with a platform to arm themselves with cutting edge tools, the latest legal developments, and practical advice on the challenges of recruiting, background checks, and hiring the best people for your organization. Some of the key topics that Rosen will cover during the two day session include:

  • Job description (and how to use it even after hiring).
  • The interview – what not to ask, what to ask, and how to find out what you really need to know.
  • Checking references – getting past name, rank and serial number.
  • Background checks – why you can’t afford to avoid them.
  • The legal and effective use of criminal records in the hiring process.
  • Discrimination in hiring – complying with Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) requirements and Ban the Box.
  • Understanding the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) as well as a numerous other state and federal laws and regulations.
  • International background checks.

Hiring managers, HR professionals, and recruiters should especially benefit from this seminar. Learning objectives will include realizing why background checks and due diligence have become mission critical for employers and understanding the basics of a negligent hiring lawsuit and defenses that work and do not work, and learn the four basic steps needed for compliance with the FCRA. The seminar fee includes lunch, AM-PM tea/coffee, seminar material, USB with seminar presentation, hard copy of presentation, attendance certificate, and a $100 gift certificate for the next seminar.

Rosen founded Employment Screening Resources (ESR), a global background screening company headquartered in the San Francisco, California-area, in 1997. He is a frequent presenter on issues involving background checks for the “ESR Speaks” training program. Rosen was also the chairperson of the steering committee that founded the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS®) and served as first co-chair. ESR is accredited by the NAPBS and undergoes yearly SSAE 18 SOC 2® data security audits. 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 website is for educational purposes only.

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