Ask Nancy: Reference Checks

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Do not be afraid to check references! Checking references is a critical step in the selection/hiring process. By completing reference checks you help protect your business from being charged with negligent hiring practices. Great reasons to check references: 1. To reduce legal liability for negligent hiring 2. To determine that credentials such as education, position… Read more »

Ask Nancy: Background Checks

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Are you at risk when it comes to background checks? David Fortney, an attorney with Fortney & Scott, LLC, a Washington D.C. employment law firm, and a speaker at the National Employment Law Institute‚Äôs Employment Law Workshop in Washington, has some concerns about the way background checks are being utilized by some employers in the… Read more »