Ten Background Check Trends for 2019 and Beyond

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In today’s challenging regulatory landscape, it’s more important than ever to conduct compliant background checks. This webinar will review and discuss 10 common challenges health care organizations might encounter when conducting background checks.

  1. FCRA Lawsuits
  2. Data Breach/Data Security
  3. Hiring of Ex-Offenders with Criminal Records
  4. Salary History Questions (Prohibitions)
  5. Social Media (Limitations)
  6. Form I-9 Audits
  7. Sound Background Check Policies
  8. Drug Testing – Medical Marijuana and More Screening Panels
  9. “Ban the Box” – Understanding the Complexity
  10. Local Rules – Unscrambling the Complexity

As a takeaway, attendees will gain an up-to-date understanding of the pressing and emerging issues with background checks.

Program Learning Objectives

  • An awareness of the top current issues with background checks.
  • An understanding of sound, reasonable best practices to assist in addressing these issues.
  • A deeper understanding of trends that affect all health care employers, and the ability to ask questions about field practices and smart solutions.

This webinar is not intended as legal advice from AHA and hospitals should consult with their own counsel for their individual organization's needs.


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Thought Leaders

N. Alexander Erlam
General Counsel
Certiphi Screening, Inc.
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Alex has more than 25 years of experience in all areas of employment and privacy law and has developed specific expertise in the Fair Credit Reporting Act and all other consumer reporting laws. In his role as Certiphi Screening’s chief legal officer, Alex manages the legal department and oversees all in-house legal and compliance affairs.

Alex is a current member of the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) Global Board of Directors, an association of nearly 40,000 in-house lawyers from around the world. He has also served as a past president of the Greater Philadelphia Chapter of the ACC, putting him in regular contact with counsel from other major corporations and top law firms. He serves as an expert resource to clients on legal and regulatory developments and case law.

Alex earned his law degree from Temple University Beasley School of Law and his bachelor’s degree in political science/pre-law from Villanova University. Alex is a frequent and noted speaker on employment law topics. He has written articles and given hundreds of seminars to management and human resources professionals on employment law and consumer protection topics. 

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