Les Rosen


Lester Rosen

Employment Screening Resources


Lester S. Rosen is an attorney at law and President of Employment Screening Resources (www.ESRcheck.com ), a national background screening company located in California. ESR is an accredited background firm under the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS) accreditation program.

He is the author of, “The Safe Hiring Manual–Complete Guide to Employment Screening Background Checks for Employers, Recruiters and Jobseekers.” (2d edition 2012/7724 pages pages-Facts on Demand Press), the first comprehensive book on employment screening. He has also written, “The Safe Hiring Audit,” published in 2008.

He is also a consultant, writer and frequent presenter nationwide on pre-employment screening and safe hiring issues. He has qualified and testified in the California, Florida and Arkansas Superior Courts as an expert witness on issues surrounding safe hiring and due diligence. His speaking appearances have included numerous national and statewide conferences.

See: http://www.esrcheck.com/ESR_Speaks.php
Mr. Rosen was the chairperson of the steering committee that founded the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS) a professional trade organization for the screening industry and served as the first co-chairman in 2004.

Keeping it Legal: Pitfalls and Landmines in Using Social Media and Criminal Record (Friday, Oct. 25 3:00 ~ 3:50 PM)

Recruiters have discovered a treasure trove of information on potential job applicants by using social networking sites and search engines. However, the unrestricted use of Web 2.0 by recruiter , employers, or human resources professional or recruiter for hiring is not without substantial risks. Just because it is online does not mean it is true or can legally be used. This session will examine the potential legal landmines and pitfalls utilizing online data, including discrimination issues, the use of legal off-duty conduct, privacy, accuracy and authenticity. In addition, a new guidance issued by the EEOC on April 25, 2013 on the use of criminal records has the potential to change forever how employers recruit and hire in America. This session will  cover these and other critical legal issues that can impact your recruiting program. It will also cover practical strategies on how to accomplish your mission, while protecting yourself and your organization from legal action.