5 Ways Criminal Background Checks Protect Against Negligent Hiring Lawsuits

It’s is estimated that a single negligent hiring claim can cost a company upwards of $500,000 in legal fees and fines. Not to mention the psychological toll a traumatic event can have on employees and management. One simple remedy that employers can use is implementing new hire criminal background checks. By consistently screening employees as…

I Hired Someone With a Criminal Background on Accident. What do I do?

Employers usually have to get there “nose bloodied” in the courtroom before they see importance and value in conducting an employment background check. In some cases a negligent hiring claims can cost a business upwards of a million dollars! So what should an employer do? STOP THE BLEEDING – and implement a compliant employment background…

Employment Background Checks Can Benefit Both Employers and Applicants Alike

More and more employers are using employment background checks to screen applicants in order to minimize potential legal and financial exposures. Rising concerns of workplace violence, negligent-hiring and wrongful termination lawsuits, and other problems are forcing many employers to make well informed hiring decisions. There are advantages for the employer including saving time and money,…

Yet Another Reason Why Employee Backgrounds Must be Done

A McDonald’s employee allegedly attacked two customers with a metal rod in Greenwich Village, New York last Thursday. Rayon McIntosh, 31, became furious when two female customers jumped the counter (reason not disclosed in the article…I guess this isn’t important?) at the McDonalds, and then proceeded to pick up a metal rod and began beating…