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*Alliance Risk Group is Recognized by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP Recertification Activities 


Mario Pecoraro, President/CEO of Alliance Risk Group and Ted Dawson, CEO of Advantage Drug Testing will co-present this complimentary webinar for general HR Professionals and Department of Transportation (DOT) employers. Mario Pecoraro’s company specializes risk mitigation through pre- and post-background investigations. Mario will address core liability types, the Doctrine of Negligent Hiring, case law and case study examples focused on the risks associated with sub-standard due-diligence.

Advantage Drug Testing offers expertise in Department of Transportation compliance management and employment drug testing. Ted Dawson will present strategies for regulated and non-regulated employers, and the best practices for ensuring workforce compliance. Topics will include key DOT regulations, Drug & Alcohol policy, workplace compliance strategies and employee communication. The one hour session will conclude with a 15 minute question and answer period.

Alliance Risk Group is a Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Recertification Provider. This program is valid for 1.25 Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP®.

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Meet our Presenters

Ted Dawson President, Advantage Drug Testing

Advantage Drug Testing currently supports more than 250 employers in managing drug free workplace programs. Over the past 15 years, Ted Dawson has been focused on managing DOT compliance programs and training employers, supervisors, employees and drug/alcohol technicians. Daily interactions with employers, unions, auditors, clinics, labs, medical review officers, and medical professionals has provided a wealth of experience in employment drug testing and DOT compliance. Experience with the federal regulations, policy development, union hearings and DOT audits ensures that Advantage Drug Testing will provide valuable support to employers. With degrees in Management and Industrial Engineering Ted has a valuable understanding of business operations, safety, quality control and engineering. Advantage Drug Testing provides systems and support to regulated employers in the areas of drug and alcohol (Part 40 and Part 382), Driver Qualification Files (Part 391), Vehicle Maintenance (Part 396).

Mario Pecoraro CEO Alliance Risk Group, Inc.

Alliance Risk Group specializes in background screening and risk mitigation. Alliance employees hold elite FCRA Advanced Certification through the National Association of Professional Background Screeners, signifying expertise in HR compliance. Mario Pecoraro is a SHRM Recertification Provider who conducts accredited webinars and conferences across the country. He is a sought-after expert on investigative matters and has been featured on national media outlets including ABC’s 20/20 and Fox News with Neil Cavuto. His book, Avoiding Costly Hiring Mistakes, provides best practices and warning signs HR Professionals should look for when making hiring decisions.