Legal Awareness in the Workplace: Best Practices in the Hiring Process, Including Background Checks

December 1, 2015

Georgia Southern University’s new season of Legal Awareness in the Workplace will run from August through January. Human Resource professionals, supervisors, office managers, and other business leaders are invited to attend 90-minute professional development seminars on important employment law issues. Seminars are held monthly, rotating from the law office of HunterMaclean in Brunswick, the Nessmith-Lane Conference Center on campus in Statesboro, and the Coastal Georgia Center in Savannah.

HunterMaclean attorney Wade Herring will present Legal Awareness in the Workplace (LAW) 126: Best Practices in the Hiring Process, Including Background Checks on December 1 from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. at HunterMaclean’s Brunswick office. Each time your firm seeks a new employee, you must follow federal requirements and determine how much background information is needed. Learn which steps are required and which are optional in the position ad, E-verify, employment history verification, school record review, criminal history check and credit history request.

Georgia Southern University is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CP and the SHRM-SCP. After completing the seminar, attendees will receive 1.5 credit hours toward a Professional in Human Resources (PHR), Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR), or Global Professional in Human Resources (GPHR) re-certification that complies with the rules of the Human Resources Certification Institute.

The seminar fee is $59 for individuals and $55 each for four or more per firm. The registration deadline is noon on Tuesday, November 24. To register, go to or call toll-free 855-478-5551. For more information, e-mail