5 Common Background Screening Mistakes Made in the Hiring Process

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Background checks are a common - and often required - element of any health care organization's hiring process. However, a tidal wave of new laws and regulations in the industry, and an onslaught of FCRA violations create uncertainty for many employers on how to ensure that their hiring processes are in compliance.

In this webinar, Certiphi Screening’s general counsel Alexander Erlam and associate general counsel/director of compliance Sadeq Khan explore five of the most common compliance mistakes employers make during the hiring process regarding background screening. Examples include missed red flags on the job application; “Ban the Box” and the criminal history question; FCRA disclosure and authorization forms; employment drug screening; and complying with FCRA requirements around the adverse action process.

Attendees Will Learn:

  • Five common compliance mistakes made during the hiring process
  • Examples of litigation and recent cases related to these mistakes
  • How to identify current compliance gaps and take away specific examples of ways to change your processes to make you more compliant


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Thought Leaders

Sadeq Khan, J.D.
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Sadeq Khan, J.D. serves as Screening’s associate general counsel/director of compliance. In this role, he supports the compliance and regulatory functions of our company. Sadeq regularly conducts research on compliance-related issues and keeps the legal/compliance team up-to-date with all relevant domestic and international regulatory changes. He actively participates in contract negotiations and is tasked with developing compliant background screening policies for our clients.

Sadeq holds a Juris Doctor and a Master of Business Administration degree from Villanova University, where he received many awards and leadership scholarships. While attending college, Sadeq gained first-hand experience as a law clerk for the Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia County.


N. Alexander Erlam, J.D.
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N. Alexander Erlam, J.D. has over 20 years of experience in all areas of employment law, and has developed specific employment law expertise in background screening law (Fair Credit Reporting Act, the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act and the Drivers Privacy Protection Act), discrimination law (federal and state anti-discrimination statutes) and immigration law, as well as general human resources expertise.

Alex serves on the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) Board of Directors, and is a past president of the Association of Corporate Counsel Delaware Valley (DELVACCA) Chapter. In his role at Certiphi Screening, Erlam directs the company’s legal affairs and is responsible for maintaining its compliance with all applicable laws and regulations. He serves as an expert resource to clients on legal and regulatory developments and case law.

Alex has a law degree from the Temple University James E. Beasley School of Law and a 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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