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April 2014:

 April 2014 Issue
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New Guidance: Background Check Updates
CASE STUDIES: Judy Lindemann

 

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Dear Don,

On March 10, 2014, the Federal Trade Commission ("FTC") and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC") jointly issued two short guides on the use of background checks in hiring and personnel decisions.  

 

Guide #1 - Background Checks: What Employers Need to Know
- advises employers on their existing legal obligations under federal nondiscrimination laws and the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) when obtaining, using, and disposing of background information.
Guide #2 - Background Checks: What Job Applicants and Employees Should Know - walks applicants and employees through their rights under federal law when an employer runs a background check.

Generally speaking, these guides do not break new ground, but serve more as reminders to employers of their existing obligations under federal law when inquiring into or otherwise considering an applicant's or employee's background information. I have attached information about these new guides for you.

 
If you would like copies of these guides or have questions about procedures for hiring new employees or "on-boarding" (the important first weeks of getting new employees established as productive members of your team), let me know and our team of human resources professionals can assist you.

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Judy's experience as a Masters Prepared Nurse Practitioner provides the well-rounded knowledge base necessary to
navigate the Worker's Compensation system - supporting
both the employer and employee.
 

 

Worker's Compensation Case #1:

Issue: Frequently Missed Doctor Visits.  A gentleman who was not following up for his visits to the Worker's Compensation doctor and no one had been able to reach him.  A person who answered one of his alternate contact numbers said that he was in Colorado and had been in Colorado for some time.  Reviewing the case file we knew that he was a frequent and heavy Marijuana smoker. According to the case file he had been counseled on many occasions to decrease his smoking, but since Colorado laws permit Marijuana, he was spending a great deal of time there.  In a deposition, he admitted to be spending a lot of his time in Colorado and was going there every 3-4 months.

Worker's Compensation Case #2:
Issue: Physical Therapy Question.  An employee called me wondering if it was unusual to have a 35-minute massage at each physical therapy session.  She has never been injured before and had never gone to physical therapy.  In our discussions I also realized that the usual hot packs, stretching exercises, cold packs and electrical stimulation was missing from her treatment.  This situation turned out to be a case of attempted sexual misconduct by the therapist. 

 

You can contact Judy by phone at: 949-940-5905 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

   



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