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Seminar to focus on background checks
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STATESBORO — Business managers and human resource personnel are invited to attend a seminar in Brunswick entitled “Best Practices in Running Background and Reference Checks.”

The seminar will be held on May 13 from 6-7:30 p.m. at Coastal Georgia Community College.

Part of the Legal Awareness in the Workplace (LAW) series sponsored by Georgia Southern University, the seminar will be taught by Jennifer Dickinson, an attorney from the employment law firm of Hunter, Maclean, Exley and Dunn, P.C.

Dickinson will discuss the Equal Employment Opportunity anti-discrimination law and how if affects a company’s pre-hire and post-employment background checks and investigations. The Fair Credit Reporting Act will also be reviewed.

The LAW series will continue with “Georgia Employment Law” in Savannah on June 24, “Effective Recruiting, Screening and Background Investigations” in Savannah on July 22, “Internal Investigations and Documentation, Discipline and Discharge” in Brunswick on Aug. 12, and “Hostile Work Environment: A Case Review” in Savannah on Sept. 23.

The fee for each seminar is $69 per person. The fee will be reduced to $59 for anyone who signs up for three or more seminars, and for groups of three or more people from the same firm.

Each seminar provides 1.5 recertification credit hours for individuals with (Senior) Professional in Human Resources (PHR/SPHR) certification.

Advance registration for any of the seminars may be made by calling Georgia Southern University’s Continuing Education Center at (912) 681-5551.

For more information on any of the seminars, visit or contact J. Marie Lutz, SPHR, at or (912) 871-1763.