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How to Exercise Reasonable Care in the Hiring Process

Author: Steven J. Luckner, Ogletree Deakins

An employer seeking to avoid a negligent hiring claim needs to understand the underlying legal basis for such claims. While avoiding a claim for negligent hiring is not foremost on an employer's mind when conducting a search for a new employee, below are some simple steps that every employer should follow in order to avoid the possibility of such a claim arising at a later date.