Avoiding Costly Hiring Mistakes Webinar


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Archived Webinar

Avoiding Costly Hiring Process Mistakes Involving
Social Media & Background Checks

Originally Held: Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013
Time: Noon to 1:15 p.m. (EDT)
Cost: Complimentary

Presented by
Courtney L. Nichols 

Topic Overview

With the click of a mouse, your company may be at risk for a claim of hiring discrimination. Employers today face a unique dilemma: how do they utilize the power of social media and background checks while avoiding liability risks? What is the foundation of a successful applicant screening program?

In this webinar, Plunkett Cooney labor and employment law attorney Courtney L. Nichols discussed the answers to these questions and provided best practices your organization should utilize during the hiring process to help ensure
compliance with federal and state laws.

Who Should Review this Webinar?:

This is a must review webinar for HR professionals, business
executives and claims professionals with EPLI coverage providers.

Continuing Education Credit Information:

This program was approved for 1.25 (general) recertification credit hours toward PHR, SPHR and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute. This approval is valid through 9/19/2013 and is not transferable.

For more information about certification or recertification, please visit the HR Certification Institute website at

The use of the above seal is not an endorsement by the HR Certification Institute of the quality of the program. It means that this program has met the HR Certification Institute's criteria to be pre-approved for recertification credit.


Featured Speaker:

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Courtney L. Nichols is a member of the firm’s Labor and Employment Law and General Litigation practice groups. Ms. Nichols focuses her litigation practice in the areas of employment law, including discrimination and retaliation claims, premises liability and civil rights law. She represents and advises employers on important employment issues involving various state and federal statutes, including ELCRA, FMLA, ADA, FLSA and Title VII.