Negligent Hiring and Background Checks-Best Practices and Legal Compliance

2014 Talent Management Conference
Workplace Application: Learn legally complaint best practices to keep your company productive and out of court, including how to obtain and utilize criminal record and background information on job applicants.

Background checks and due diligence have become mission critical for employers. Failure to conduct due diligence during hiring can create a legal and financial nightmare including lawsuits and fraudulent a workers. However, failure to comply with numerous state and federal laws and regulations also carries extreme risks. You will get an overview of the the basics of a negligent hiring lawsuit and defenses that work and do not work. Get acquainted with cutting-edge issues such as the new EEOC focus on criminal records and credit reports and the use of social network sites. Rosen will show you how to spot fraudulent employment and education credentials as well as the steps to implement a legally compliant program that will help you hire the best employees.

Date(s) & Time(s): 
Wednesday, April 30, 2014 - 9:45am to 11:00am

Lester S. Rosen

Lester S.

Lester S. Rosen is an attorney at law and CEO of Employment Screening Resources (ESR) an accredited nationwide background screening firm. He is the author of, “The Safe Hiring Manual-- the Complete Guide to Employment Screening Background Checks for Employers, Recruiters, and Jobseekers (3d Edition 2017). He is also a consultant, writer and frequent presenter nationwide on pre-employment screening and safe hiring issues and has testified as an expert witness in court cases. Mr. Rosen was the chairperson of the steering committee that founded the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS) and served as the first co-chairman in 2004.

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Amount of Credit: 
Credit Type: 
HR Credit
Session Type: 
Concurrent Session
Critical Evaluation
HR Expertise
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