This article will focus on reforming the tort of negligent hiring to limit the liability of employers while also ensuring the compensation of certain victims when the employer fails to meet the requirements of the reformed tort. While the tort is currently recognized by most states, the states that have recognized the tort have different standards for liability and little clarity is provided to employers on how to avoid liability. By creating certainty in the marketplace through a reformed negligent hiring tort, states can encourage business activity from civic-minded businesses while holding businesses, which fail to exhibit good civic behavior, strictly liable for the actions of its employees in certain situations.

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