Tag Archives: Employment Discrimination

Reducing The Risks of Employment Claims Relating to Long-Term Care Facilities: Part 1 – Preventing Lawsuits

Employers often believe there is no way to avoid employee claims and lawsuits, so they do nothing at all to prevent them. Or, employers, especially small employers, try to avoid any conflicts with employees and take a hands-off approach to managing employees for fear of causing a claim or lawsuit.  Unfortunately, these passive approaches are not stemming claims, especially in California.   As reported by the California Chamber of Commerce, employment claims and suits are on the rise, with wage and hour class action suits and retaliation claims leading the charge. Understanding the ever changing federal, state, and local laws affecting …

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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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