Hiring, References & Background Checks

The hiring process is crucial to the success of a business.  The question “how on earth did this person get hired” is one that no employer wants to ask.  Employers have only one chance to figure out the strengths and weaknesses of a candidate before wasting valuable resources on what later turns out to be a bad employee.  Mistakes in the hiring process can even lead to legal liability.  Moreover, the hiring process is itself littered with legal pitfalls for employers, such as the Fair Credit Reporting Act which generally governs background checks for employment purposes and employment discrimination laws which cover questions employers may and may not ask in the hiring process.

Taft lawyers have experience in navigating the maze of legal regulations that govern the hiring process.  They routinely help clients find practical solutions, in order to avoid the need to later ask:  “how on earth did this person get hired?”