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Risky Business In California: Drug Testing Of Long-Term Care Workers

There may be no more vulnerable segment in our society than residents in long-term care (“LTC”) facilities – the aged, the physically disabled, the mentally and emotionally hurting. Not coincidentally, there may be no more powerful a group with the capacity to harm than those who care for LTC patients. Statistics don’t lie. According to the Office of Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 25% of Medicare patients in nursing homes suffered preventable injuries from 2008 to 2012. And, as reported by USA Today, “more than 100,000 doctors, nurses, medical technicians and healthcare aids are …

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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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