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Hiring Practices that Comply with the Law: Good Processes for Good Hires – Merced

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Berliner Cohen Employment Law 2011 Breakfast Seminar Series
Hiring Practices that Comply with the Law: Good Processes for Good Hires
Mark your calendar and register today – space is limited!

CLICK HERE to register for the May 26, 2011 Seminar.

Thursday, May 26, 2011
Branding Iron Restaurant
640 West 16th Street
Merced, CA

8:00 a.m. – Registration and continental breakfast
8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. – Program

Economic forecasts for 2011 included predictions of increased hiring – great news for employers and employees who have been riding out the economic storm.  Before embarking on the process of re-growing the workforce, prudent businesses are re-examining their hiring processes.  The internet and professional networking sites provide a wealth of information on job candidates and facilitate communications between employer and applicant.  But incorrect use of information can result in civil, and, in some instances, criminal liability.

New laws and regulations impose added restrictions on what information can be considered in making screening and hiring decisions.  Laws regarding background checks and drug screening are changing as frequently as the newspaper headlines.  Up-to-date knowledge and understanding of applicable laws and guidelines, and integration of that knowledge into the hiring process can avoid legal issues surrounding the interview and hiring processes.

Featuring a mock screening and interview process, Berliner Cohen attorneys will discuss and demonstrate legal perspectives on hiring practices from recruiting to job offer.

Topics include:

  • Avoiding discriminatory recruiting and hiring  claims
  • Obtaining and using background and credit checks
  • Drug and alcohol testing
  • Use and misuse of social media
  • Reference checks
  • Offer letters and conditional job offers (I-9’s and pre-employment physicals)

COST: Complimentary (includes continental breakfast)

REGISTRATION: RSVP requested by Tuesday noon, May 24, 2011.

CERTIFICATION: 2 hours of general CLE credit available.