To Test or Not to Test: The Legal Implications of Pre-Employment Testing

Webinar: ID# 1014634
Recorded CD
About This Course:
With employment tests becoming common practice, are you using the best tests for your organization and more importantly are they legal? As technology advances allow employers to access more information than ever before about their ever increasing pools of job applicants, employment testing is becoming a more common hiring practice. But are all tests created equal? Are they all legal?

This webinar helps you navigate and understand the different types of employment tests and the pros and cons of testing job applicants. It will also help you appreciate the legal implications of employment testing, including statutory restrictions, case law development, and regulatory considerations from the EEOC and other sources.

This webinar will assist you in developing comprehensive policies for employment testing, including best practices for using different technologies in testing programs as well as proper compliance and tracking considerations for protecting applicant information. This webinar is essential for those who want to increase the benefits - and minimize the risks - of testing job applicants.


Testing Overview
  • Types of Employment Tests
  • Benefits of Different Tests
  • Challenges Associated With Different Tests
Laws Impacting Employment Testing
  • Statutory Restrictions
  • Regulatory Guidance (EEOC and Other Sources)
  • Right to Privacy and Other Common Law Considerations
  • Lessons From Court Decisions
Policy Considerations
  • Considerations for Implementing and Tracking Employment Testing
  • Issues Created by New Technology
About The Presenters

Robert L. Ortbals, Jr
  • Shareholder of Littler Mendelson, P.C.
  • Practice focuses on all aspects of employment law
  • Conducts regular seminars and workshops on numerous topics relating to employment law
  • Writer of several publications related to the areas of employment law
  • J.D. degree, University of Missouri School of Law; B.S. degree in political science, summa cum laude, Bradley University
To Test or Not to Test: The Legal Implications of Pre-Employment Testing
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