Safe Hiring Expert Attorney Lester Rosen to Present Webinar about Background Checks

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

Attorney Lester Rosen, founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of leading global background check firm Employment Screening Resources® (ESR), will present a live webinar entitled “Background Checks: Best Practices, Trends, and Legal Compliance” for Aurora Training Advantage on Friday, January 25, 2019, from 11:00 AM to 12:30 AM Pacific Standard Time. To register for this webinar, click here.

Background Checks: Best Practices, Trends, and Legal Compliance

In this webinar hosted by Rosen – author of “The Safe Hiring Manual” – attendees will learn the basics of pre-employment background checks for employers. To avoid bad hiring decisions, employers are using background checks as a risk management tool since one bad hire can create a financial nightmare that includes lawsuits for negligent hiring, theft, workplace violence, and unqualified workers on the job.

However, background checks are increasingly subject to litigation, legislation, and regulation. There has been an explosion of class action lawsuits as well as actions by federal agencies based on allegations that employers failed to follow the law. This webinar will review the fundamentals of background checks and negligent hiring. Areas covered in the webinar will include:

  • Learn why background checks and due diligence have become mission critical for employers.
  • Understand the basics of a negligent hiring lawsuit and defenses that work and do not work.
  • Learn the basics of background checks including why and how it is done.
  • Learn steps your organization can take today to implement a legally compliant program and to hire the best employees.
  • Learn how the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) and state laws impact screening and legal requirements for background checks.
  • Understand the current explosion in class action lawsuits related to background checks.
  • Be introduced to the screening industry and how it operates.
  • Understand the rights or consumers and the obligations of employers and screening firms.
  • Audit current practices for legal compliance.

Employee problems are caused by problem employees, and this webinar will help HR professionals avoid bad hires in the first place by practicing due diligence in their hiring programs. Employers will get updated on federal and state laws, lawsuits, and regulations controlling pre-employment screening background checks and audit their current practices for legal compliance.

This webinar has been approved for 1.5 recertification credit hours toward general recertification through the HR Certification Institute (HRCI). Aurora Training Advantage is recognized by the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM. This webinar is valid for 1.5 PDC(s) for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP.

Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) has provided engaging and informative speakers for conferences, seminars, and webinars nationwide for over a decade as part of the “ESR Speaks” program that helps employers and Human Resources (HR) professionals better understand background checks. To learn more about upcoming events, visit

Rosen founded  Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) in 1997 in the San Francisco, California area. He conducts regular seminars and workshops on background screening and has presented at many HR conferences. He was 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.

ESR Offers Legally Compliant Background Checks

Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) – a leading global background check firm – offers legally compliant background checks that empower employers to make informed decisions thanks to ESR’s commitment to compliance, technical innovation, and the agility to respond to constant changes in the background screening legal landscape. To learn more, 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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