Negligent Hiring: Alaska
Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.
Author: Gloria Ju
- Alaska recognizes claims of negligent hiring against employers. Such liability can be extended to the hiring of volunteers and contractors. See Elements of a Negligent Hiring Claim in Alaska.
- Conducting background checks can help employers defend against negligent hiring claims. See Minimizing the Risk of Negligent Hiring Claims.
- Alaska law requires criminal background checks for applicants in certain positions. See Minimizing the Risk of Negligent Hiring Claims > Mandatory Background Checks.