Tales of Those Who Tried

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Since the events of September 11, the majority of companies in America have made performing pre-employment background checks standard procedure. However, most educational institutions have not kept the same pace with their employment screening programs, and may not check faculty members for criminal histories. The following excerpt is from a story that was published in […]

Minimizing the Risks of Negligent Hiring, Pre- and Post-Hire

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There has been no shortage of public cases in recent years in which employing organizations have neglected to check the backgrounds of employees prior to hire and have suffered damaging consequences because of it. People get hurt, lawsuits are filed and companies get hit hard with bad press. If you’re reading this article, chances are, […]

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The Key to Fortifying Your Employment Screening Program

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Rod Fliegel Shareholder, Littler Mendelson Implementing and overseeing an effective workforce employment screening program requires a certain amount of specialized knowledge. Thus, companies are increasingly recognizing the importance of finding or nominating a subject matter expert (SME) – someone who knows that the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) applies to virtually all background check reports, […]

Negligent Hiring – The Million Dollar Mistake

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One million dollars… What is it besides a lot of money for the average person? From 1992 to 2001, the average cost to settle a negligent hiring lawsuit was roughly one million dollars. And that is conservative. The highest award in the United States for a negligent hiring case was $26.5 million, a substantially higher […]