Bob Gregg, a partner at the Boardman & Clark Law Firm in Madison, Wisconsin, has been involved in Employment Relations and Civil Rights work for more than 30 years. He litigates employment cases, however, his main emphasis is helping employers achieve enhanced productivity, creating positive work environments, and resolving employment problems before they generate lawsuits. Bob has conducted over 2,000 seminars throughout the United States and authored numerous articles on practical employment issues. His career has encompassed canoe guide, carpenter, laborer, Army Sergeant, social worker, educator, business owner, beer taster, Equal Employment Opportunity officer, and employment relations attorney. Bob is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management, the National Speakers Association, and is a National Faculty Member of the American Association for Affirmative Action.
Failure to adequately check or test background of applicants can result in harm and liability for negligent hiring and reckless endangerment. BUT the "victims" of improper background investigations, drug screens or pre-employment tests also have legal challenges under the Fair Credit Reporting Act, Title VII, the ADA and invasion of privacy laws.
This program covers the employer's need for secure and effective hiring while avoiding improper practices. The presentation covers negligent hiring, criminal background checks, Fair Credit Reporting Act, drug and alcohol testing, pre-employment testing and the ADA, Title VII discrimination, reference checks, defamation and invasion of privacy.
This webinar is beneficial to anyone that participates in the hiring process including HR staff, managers, and supervisors.