9:00 - 10:00 am
Best Practices to Handle the Hiring Process
Are you wondering what questions you can ask a job applicant? Unsure what to do with the criminal background check report you received for an applicant (or if you even should have asked about criminal history)? Thinking about checking out an applicant’s Instagram or Twitter account? If these are questions you find yourself asking as you hire new employees, join us for an informative session on best practices for hiring.
10:00 - 10:10 am
10:10 - 11:10 am
The Risks of Background Checks: To Check or Not to Check
Mr. Benedetti, Ms. Galbally, Ms. Hartman
Background checks in the employment context have increasingly come under fi re. The use of such checks has been tested under an evolving legal landscape, including under Title VII, Pennsylvania’s Criminal History and Information Act, and the City of Philadelphia’s Ban-the- Box ordinance. More recently, the propriety of background checks has been challenged under the Fair Credit Reporting Act. We will address the background check minefield that employers must navigate in order to limit liability.
11:10 - 11:20 am
11:20 am - 12:20 pm
Tee Up for Termination: Tips for Avoiding Wrongful Discharge Claims
Come to understand litigation avoidance strategies in the context of termination. Learn the legal basis for wrongful discharge claims under federal and state discrimination law and how to effectively manage thorny personnel situations while avoiding claims. Topics will be related to employment termination, including unemployment compensation, COBRA, and separation agreements.