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

Presented by Wade W. Herring, II, as part of Georgia Southern University’s series on Legal Awareness in the Workplace in Brunswick, Georgia, on December 1, 2015. Each time a firm seeks a new employee, it must follow federal requirements and determine how much background information is needed. Attendees learned 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.