Legal Challenges for Healthcare Employers with Using Criminal Background Checks

Did you know that tailoring your screening policy to meet state/local healthcare-specific screening requirements may not be enough?

Conducting criminal background checks on candidates is increasingly more challenging given the number of federal, state and local laws with which organizations need to comply. Healthcare organizations are faced with difficult and seemingly conflicting obligations under state “barrier crime” laws on one hand and Federal civil rights and Ban-the-Box laws on the other.

On Wednesday, August 16, 2017, as Kristin Jones, Associate General Counsel, VP of Compliance at HireRight, discussed how healthcare organizations can navigate the compliance challenges associated with criminal background checks.

Topics Covered Include:
• EEOC guidance
• Texas lawsuit against EEOC
• Individualized assessment considerations
• Implications for healthcare organizations
• Key takeaways


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