DennisBeaverAttorney Dennis Beaver has practiced law for many years in Bakersfield, California. Read more about Dennis and his background here. Dennis is a syndicated newspaper columnist and writes a weekly column entitled “You and the Law”. There have been numerous requests over the years to make these articles available and we are happy to offer them here. They are also indexed for your convenience.

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‘I have good intuition and don’t need background checks’

February 28, 2015 • By Dennis Beaver

“Over my 25 years of family practice in California’s Central Valley, I’ve always trusted my intuition when making a hiring decision. With two front-office employees retiring, we will soon start searching for replacements.

“In this rural area, qualified people are hard to find, and I do not want to miss out on a good hire because of an expensive, time consuming background check. My wife tells me that I am being foolish, that it’s a different America, and what we spend to check someone out could save us a great deal in the long run. Perhaps, but we have never had an issue with dishonesty or problem people in the past.

“After reading your column for years, I will follow your advice. Thanks, “Dr. G.”

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