OSHA Proposes Penalties Totaling $1.6 Million for Coronavirus Violations

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On October 23, 2020, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced it had cited 112 establishments for violations relating to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) that resulted in proposed penalties totaling $1,603,544 since the start of the pandemic through October 15, 2020, according to a news release from …

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Appeals Court Rules Uber and Lyft Must Stop Classifying Drivers as Contractors

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On October 22, 2020, a California appeals court ruled in a unanimous decision that Uber and Lyft must comply with a preliminary injunction requiring them to stop classifying their drivers as independent contractors so they receive the same protections and benefits as other workers at the transportation …

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FTC Launches New Consumer Fraud Reporting Website at ReportFraud.ftc.gov

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On October 22, 2020, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) – which works to protect and educate consumers – announced it had launched a new website at ReportFraud.ftc.gov where consumers may easily report fraud and all other consumer issues directly to the FTC, according to a press release …

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EEOC Swears In Andrea R. Lucas as Commissioner

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On October 19, 2020, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) – a federal government agency that advances opportunity in the workplace by enforcing federal laws prohibiting emp­loyment discrimination – announced that Andrea R. Lucas was sworn in as a Commissioner of the EEOC. “I look forward …

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Maine Court Rules FCRA Preempts Amendments to State Credit Reporting Law

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On October 8, 2020, the United States District Court in the District of Maine ruled in Consumer Data Industry Association (CDIA) v. Frey & Lund that two 2019 amendments to the state’s credit reporting law were preempted by the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) and granted …

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Employment Screening Resources (ESR) Ranked First on 2020 HRO Today’s Baker’s Dozen List of Enterprise Pre-Employment Screening Leaders

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) – a leading global background check firm – has been ranked first on the list of “Overall Enterprise Screening Leaders” for the 2020 HRO Today’s Baker’s Dozen Customer Satisfaction Ratings for Pre-Employment Screening. ESR also ranked first in “Enterprise Quality of Service Leaders” …

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EEOC Swears In Jocelyn Samuels as Commissioner

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On October 14, 2020, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) – a federal government agency that advances opportunity in the workplace by enforcing federal laws prohibiting emp­loyment discrimination – announced that Jocelyn Samuels was sworn in as a Commissioner of the EEOC. “I am committed to …

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Background Check Expert to Present Webinar on Criminal Records and Hiring

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Attorney Lester Rosen, the founder and chief executive officer (CEO) of leading global background check firm Employment Screening Resources® (ESR), will present a webinar entitled “Criminal Records and Hiring – Is your Program Legal and Fair?” sponsored by AbideEdict from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. PST on …

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Man Who Sold Gun Used in Shooting Without Background Check Pleads Guilty

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn A man who sold a rifle without a background check that was later used to kill seven people and injure 25 more – including three police officers – during a 2019 mass shooting in Midland and Odessa, Texas, has pleaded guilty to a gun crime, according to …

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EEOC Requests Public Comment on Changes to Conciliation Process

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On October 9, 2020, the Federal Register published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) from the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) that proposes to amend procedural rules in order to enhance the effectiveness and accountability of the conciliation process, according to a press release from the …

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