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“Best Practices for Avoiding Claims in the Employee Life Cycle, From Hiring Through Termination – Part 1: Hiring and Onboarding,” Inside Counsel

September 22, 2015
Caroline J. Berdzik

“As the saying goes, the best defense is a good offense. The same applies in the context of protecting employers from litigation,” write Caroline J. Berdzik and Melissa M. Ferrara, attorneys in Goldberg Segalla’s Employment and Labor Practice Group.

As Caroline and Melissa will show in this three-part series written for Inside Counsel, “‘Offense’ — particularly at the preliminary stages of the employment relationship — translates to preparation.” Here in Part I, they explore best practices related to application forms, the screening process, interview procedures and questioning, reference and background checks, and more related to the hiring and onboarding process.