Mitigating Risk from Nuclear Verdicts Due to Negligent Hiring Claims

Nuclear verdicts are a rising concern for commercial fleets. They are increasing both in quantity and size of injury awards. So, what can companies do to help mitigate their potential risk around negligent hiring and retention claims?

Case law in every state recognizes the concept of negligent hiring and retention liability. It's important to understand this business risk, as employers are affected by both their current and former employees.

Through negligent hiring and retention lawsuits, many employers have been found responsible for their employees' actions, even when the employee was no longer working for the company at the time of the crime. Negligent hiring and retention lawsuits have cost companies millions of dollars in damages, forcing many companies into bankruptcy.

Join us Thursday, March 11th, as Alonzo Martinez, Associate Counsel, Compliance and Dr. Todd Simo, Managing Director of Transportation at HireRight discuss trends, cases and background screening practices you can employ to help mitigate risk.

All registrants will receive a free copy of our whitepaper: How Can Motor Carriers Reduce Their Potential Liability for Negligent Hiring and Retention, written by Littler Mendelson. 

Topics Covered:

  • Review of FMCSA regulations in regard to pre-employment screening
  • Compare standard of care gaps for pre-employment due diligence
  • Examples of nuclear verdicts when gaps occurred
  • Examine products available to close those gaps
Thursday, March 11, 2021
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm PST

Featured Speakers

Dr. Todd Simo Dr. Todd Simo
Chief Medical Officer & Managing Director of Transportation, HireRight
Dr. Todd Simo currently serves as the Chief Medical Officer and Managing Director of Transportation at HireRight. He came to HireRight with a decade of experience in the medical consulting arena. Prior to HireRight, he was the Medical Director of an occupational health clinic in Virginia and owned a consulting firm providing medical director service to multiple companies located throughout the country. In that capacity, he established multiple customer specific health and drug screening services. In his current position, he oversees HireRight's medical department.
Alonzo Martinez Alonzo Martinez
Associate Counsel, Compliance HireRight, HireRight
Alonzo Martinez is Associate Counsel, Compliance at HireRight. Mr. Martinez is responsible for monitoring and advising on key legislative and regulatory developments globally affecting HireRight’s service delivery. His work is focused on ensuring HireRight’s performance as a consumer reporting agency and data processor complies with relevant legal, regulatory, and data furnisher requirements. Mr. Martinez obtained his Juris Doctorate from the University of Colorado, and is licensed by the Supreme Court of the State of Colorado. He is a member of the Colorado Bar Association Employment Law Division, the Association of Corporate Counsel, and the National Association of Professional Background Screeners.