Posts tagged: negligent hiring

Commercial Drivers License (CDL) Searches Prevent Negligent Hiring Lawsuits

If you hire commercial drivers, or contract independent drivers, it is critical that you run a search of the Commercial Driver’s License Information System (CDLIS). By running this search commercial drivers can’t hide previous driving infractions, accidents or any back-up driver’s licenses. And, it protects your claim with an insurance agency as most carriers will […]

Critical Ethical Considerations in Employment Screening

by Thomas C. Lawson, CFE, CII What if your employment screening company doesn’t first positively identify your candidate? A case in point: “Edwin Banner” (not real name) of the Des Moines Banners, a comfortable but eternally bored in his plush Manhattan office on the 71st floor decided that the personal exploits intended on his next […]

More on Ban the Box Law and Hawaii Court Decision

It’s all the rage – employers high and low are concerned that their rights are being eroded by virtue of some grand plan to undermine the American employer through this recent legislation.  Sorry conspiracy theorists but nothing could be further from the truth! Actually when you look at the underlying theory of it, these laws […]

For Employers Who are Still Confused about EEOC Guidance

Though employers have had a few months now to become familiar with the U.S. Equal Employment Occupation Commission’s guidance on the use of criminal background checks, questions and confusion about how best to respond have only grown. The guidance, issued April 25, is broad in its scope and specificity, essentially recommending that employers now only […]