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Introduction From The Editor

This edition of our monthly e-newsletter includes “Timber Company Held Liable for Negligent Hiring”, which discusses how a timber company was recently ordered to pay $7 million for hiring an unqualified employee that was later involved in a fatal workplace accident.

Our legal alert covers the D.C. Employee Suitability Act (H.R. 3285), a bill that would institute background checks for Washington D.C. applicants to determine their suitability for employment.

Finally, our tip of the month discusses why employers in certain industries should conduct employment physicals on all new hires.

Please forward our e-newsletter to friends and colleagues who may benefit from our published information.

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Timber Company Held Liable for Negligent Hiring
background checks By Khodadawd “Cody” J. Farzad

Roger Reagan would be alive today and enjoying the holiday season with his loved ones if Dunaway Timber Company wasn’t so negligent in their hiring practices. Dunaway Timber Company hired Morgan Quisenberry as a tractor trailer... Read More



Legal Alert: Proposed Background Checks for D.C. Applicants
By Khodadawd “Cody” J. Farzad

Rep. Darrell Issa (Republican – California) introduced a bill on Monday that would institute background checks for Washington D.C. applicants. Due to the increase in “outrageous abuses” in local D.C. government...Read More



Tip of the Month: Employment Physicals
By Khodadawd “Cody” J. Farzad

Certain industries require specific searches to be conducted on prospective employees. For instance, we stress the importance of screening applicants for tuberculosis that will be handling food or caring for the elderly...Read More



Upcoming Complimentary Webinar: Risks of Doing Social Media Searches for Pre-Employment Purposes
By Khodadawd “Cody” J. Farzad

Our objective is to provide you with information on this important topic, so that you can make well-informed hiring decisions, and reduce your liability. The abundance of social media websites has resulted in the exploitation of social media information in the...Read More

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