COOS BAY — South Coast Oregon Employer Council will host “Legal Hiring Practices: Finding the right employee, the right way!” Friday, Oct. 27, at South Coast Education Service large conference room located at 1350 Teakwood in Coos Bay. The workshop will be presented by the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries Technical Assistance for Employers Unit.

Who should attend this seminar? This workshop is designed for small business owners, human resources managers and specialists, office managers, recruitment specialists, staffing/temporary employment agencies personnel, managers and supervisors who are responsible for the hiring decisions and processes.

Few decisions have a greater impact on the long-term success (or failure) of a business than those that have to do with selecting the right person for the job. This seminar will focus on how consistently applied legal hiring procedures can help to identify the best qualified job candidate for a particular position without running afoul of the law.

Finding the right employee the right way…Legal requirements place a number of significant restrictions on how potential employers go about advertising positions, soliciting applications, interviewing candidates and conducting background checks.  A misstep here, can create room for a potential complaint or lawsuit around issues like employment discrimination, negligent hiring or invasion of privacy. Topics that will be covered are:

  • Legally-correct job descriptions & application
  • Appropriate / Non-Appropriate interview questions
  • Medical, drug and disabilities hiring issues
  • Criminal Background Checks
  • Reference checks
  • How to deal with medical and/or recreation Marijuana applicants
  • Record keeping-how long you should retain applications or employee files

Information from this seminar will help you understand the legal requirements in hiring and reduce the litigation costs and exposure to employment discrimination claims.

Check-in starts at 7:45 a.m. and the seminar presentation runs from 8 a.m. until noon. Seminar registration is open to the public—seminar registration fee is $69 per person. The non-refundable fee includes a continental breakfast and seminar materials. Save money with our Seminar Package Deal! Get $5 off each seminar by buying a sheet of 6 tickets.  Use them in any combination you wish – 6 employees to one seminar, one employee to each upcoming seminar, split among two or three seminars, etc. To register by phone, call 1-800-342-4742 Ext 2124.

To register online, go to