War for Talent Forces Employers to Examine Screening Process to Reduce Impediments to Hiring in 2019

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The ongoing war for talent – along with record low unemployment – will force employers to examine their entire hiring program, including the screening process, to ensure there are no impediments to finding workers in 2019. This trend has been chosen by global background check provider Employment …

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Social Media Screening Remains Hot Topic while CRAs Deal with EEOC and FCRA Concerns in 2019

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Social media screening of applicants will remain a hot topic while consumer reporting agencies (CRAs) performing them deal with discrimination and accuracy concerns in 2019. This trend has been chosen by global background check provider Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) as ninth on the list of “ESR Top …

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Form I-9 Audits Will Continue to Rise for Employers Suspected of Hiring Illegal Workers in 2019

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Worksite Form I-9 audits will continue to rise for employers in the U.S. who are suspected of hiring ineligible workers in 2019. This trend has been chosen by leading global background check provider Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) as tenth on the list of “ESR Top Ten Background Check Trends” for …

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CFPB Settles with Bank for Violating FCRA by Obtaining Consumer Reports without Permissible Purpose

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On December 6, 2018, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) – the U.S. government agency responsible for consumer protection in the financial sector that may soon be called the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (BCFP) – announced a settlement with State Farm Bank for violating the Fair …

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Westchester County in New York Approves Ban the Box Measure to Help Ex-Offenders Find Work

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On December 3, 2018, the Westchester County Board of Legislators in New York approved a “Ban the Box” measure to ensure that ex-offenders with past criminal records have an opportunity to explain their circumstances when they are looking for work, according to a news story on the Board’s website.

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November 2018 Jobs Report Shows U.S. Economy Added 155,000 Jobs

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The United States economy added 155,000 jobs in November 2018 while the unemployment rate remained unchanged at 3.7 percent during the month, according to the jobs report for November 2018 released by the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

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Safe Hiring Expert Attorney Lester Rosen to Present Webinar on Top Background Check Trends for 2019

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Attorney Lester Rosen – founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) and the author of “The Safe Hiring Manual” – will host a free live webinar entitled “ESR Top Ten Background Check Trends for 2019” on Wednesday, January 30, 2019, from 11:00 AM …

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Suffolk County in New York Approves Ban on Salary History Questions by Employers to Job Applicants

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The Suffolk County, New York legislature has approved the Restrict Information Regarding Salary and Earnings Act (“RISE” Act) that will ban questions by employers about the salary history of job applicants in order to narrow the gender pay gap that exists between men and women in the …

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Employment Screening Resources (ESR) To Release Top Ten Background Check Trends for 2019

  Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) – a leading global background check provider – will release the 12th annual “ESR Top Ten Background Check Trends” for 2019 that feature emerging and influential trends in the background screening industry for the coming year. The complete list of top trends will …

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Former Drivers for Amazon File Lawsuit Claiming Discriminatory Background Check Policy Caused Firings

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn In October 2018, six black and Latino former drivers for Amazon filed a class action lawsuit in Suffolk Superior Court in Massachusetts that claimed the online retailing giant’s background check policy discriminated against them and allegedly caused them to be fired, according to a report from MassLive.com.

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