You Received an Employment Screening Report from a Background Check

Now What Do You Do?

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You, the employer, decide that you want to obtain a background check on a prospective or existing employee. You obtain the proper authorizations and then submit the order request to your background check provider. A few days later you receive the completed background check report with some criminal “hits” and poor credit information — now what do you do with the information you received?

This session will cover an employer’s responsibilities and limitations once it has received an employment background check report from a consumer reporting agency, including:

  • Hazards of not having a proper background check policy to base employment decisions on screening reports
  • Potential “barrier crimes” that may prohibit individuals from working in certain health care settings
  • State laws that may limit an employer’s ability to consider certain criminal records, such as arrests or older conviction records
  • Various notification requirements under state and federal laws, including when conducting drug testing and when contemplating an adverse employment action based on the background check
  • Restrictions on the use of credit information
  • Consideration of “ban the box” laws
  • Concerns over Equal Employment Opportunity Commission guidance on the use of screening reports
  • Who is making the employment decisions, you or your outside background check provider?

This interactive and lively webinar will raise awareness and knowledge of the use of consumer reports for employment.

What You Will Learn:

  • How to identify best practices for the use of background checks for employment purposes
  • Ways to understand complex employment law requirements when using background checks for employment purposes
  • How to gain an understanding of the current factors that impact background checks used by health care organizations


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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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