Dickinson, Mackaman, Tyler & Hagen, P.C.

Overview

WHAT SUPERVISORS NEED TO KNOW ABOUT BACKGROUND CHECKS 

Background checks are a key component to hiring and retention decisions, and even workplace investigations. The Fair Credit Reporting Act, as well as various anti-discrimination and privacy laws, govern when and how to conduct background checks and what to do with their results. Supervisors get involved at critical points in background checking, and most haven't been trained about their role and the legal liabilities of it.  This training will teach supervisors:

  • To understand the importance of completing background checks before candidates are hired, and their role in it

  • To appreciate what it takes to conduct a background check

  • Why they should not take background checks into their own hands by making their own calls or searching the internet 

  • How to evaluate and react to negative results of background checks 

Length: 30 minutes

 

REASONABLE SUSPICION DRUG TESTING IN IOWA

Did you know that Iowa has one of the strictest and most complicated drug testing laws for private employers in the United States? If a private employer wants to conduct a reasonable suspicion drug or alcohol test on an Iowa employee, a mandatory written policy must specify this as a possibility, and management must be properly trained, in advance of the test. 

Reasonable suspicion tests are unlawful if the manager's training is not up-to-date. Adverse employment actions will not survive legal challenge, and protests of unemployment claims will be lost, if a drug/alcohol test was not lawful. This is training you can't afford to do without. 

Audience: Supervisors, managers, HR professionals, and business owners.

Length:

  • 2 hours, Initial Training (newly-hired and newly-promoted)

  • 1 hour, Annual Training (required every year after Initial Training)

Presenters: Licensed attorneys practicing in employment law

Cost: Varies, based on location, customization, and number of sessions

Contact: For more information or to schedule a session: 

  • Call 515-244-2600

  • Email training@dickinsonlaw.com

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