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Long Term Care Employment Issues Arising in Med Mal Litigation

The patient care and employee/employer behavior crossroads can be a perilous journey when a medical malpractice claim is filed. Now, the facility’s HR practices are placed under the microscope to determine if and what was known about the offending employee from the time of hire to the reported incident and steps taken by the employer to correct and more.  Brian Inamine and Nancy Reynolds explored the interplay of employment issues for long term care facilities in a recent webinar – including abuse, medical diversion, med mal and more.  Click here to view the recording of the complimentary one-hour webinar on …

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Check, One-Two. Check, One-Two: Sounding Off In Favor of Employee Background Checks

Employee background checks can provide an abundance of useful information and a world of legal risk. Properly informed employers, however, can wield this double-edged sword with precision to find the best person for the job while avoiding liability for poor hiring decisions. In this post, we’ll discuss the benefits of background checks; certain “barrier crimes” with unique application within the LTC industry; and general legal principles to keep in mind in order to avoid claims for employment discrimination. While background checks serve as the ultimate gatekeeper for employee trustworthiness, they also reduce litigation exposure; mitigate the risk of employee misconduct; and …

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