Safe Hiring Expert Attorney Lester Rosen to Present Live Webinar Series on Background Checks

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Attorney Lester Rosen, founder and CEO of leading global background check firm Employment Screening Resources (ESR), will present a four-part live webinar series on “Background Checking Essentials” in conjunction with business and compliance experts Aurora Training Advantage. The first course, “Background Checks: Best Practices, Trends, and Legal Compliance,” takes …

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Maine Law Requires Employers to Stop Drug Testing for Marijuana and Ignore Use Out of Workplace

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On February 1, 2018, portions of IB 2015, c.5, “Question 1 – An Act to Legalize Marijuana” took effect in Maine requiring employers to stop drug testing job applicants for marijuana use and also preventing employers from firing workers 21 years or older for the use of …

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White House Budget Invests $23 Million to Expand E-Verify for Mandatory Nationwide Use

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The White House has released ‘An American Budget – President’s Budget Fiscal Year (FY) 2019’ that calls for “$23 million to expand the E-Verify Program for mandatory nationwide use” so businesses employ workers authorized to work in the United States. The complete budget is at www.whitehouse.gov/omb/budget/.

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ICE Operation in Los Angeles Area Results in 212 Arrests

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Deportation officers and special agents from the U.S Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) have arrested 212 individuals for violating federal immigration laws – with 88 percent of those arrested being convicted criminals – and served 122 notices of inspection (NOIs) to businesses in the Los Angeles area …

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EEOC Approves Strategic Plan for 2018-2022

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) – the agency that enforces federal laws prohibiting employment discrimination – has approved its Strategic Plan for Fiscal Years 2018-2022 to help the EEOC prevent and remedy unlawful employment discrimination and advance equal opportunity for all in the workplace. Implementation …

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Appeals Court Rules Lawsuits Over Inaccurate Background Check Data Must Show Concrete Injury

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On January 12, 2018, a federal appeals court ruled that truck drivers cannot be awarded legal damages merely for inaccurate background check data in the federal Pre-employment Screening Program (PSP) database without showing “concrete injury,” according to an article on the Transport Topics website.

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Identity Fraud Affected All Time High of 16.7 Million U.S. Victims in 2017

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The 2018 Identity Fraud Study released by research-based advisory firm Javelin Strategy & Research has revealed the number of identity fraud victims increased by eight percent to 16.7 million U.S. consumers in 2017, a record high since the company began tracking identity fraud in 2003.

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Judge Rules Grubhub Delivery Driver is Contractor Not Employee in Important Case for Gig Economy

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On February 2, 2018, a California federal judge ruled a former delivery driver for online food-ordering service Grubhub was an independent contractor and not an employee entitled to employment benefits in an important case for the emerging “gig economy,” according to a Courthouse News Service report.

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Survey Finds Most Americans Believe Job Search Too Impersonal

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Nearly seven in 10 Americans – 69 percent – believe the job search today is too impersonal while eight in 10 – 80 percent – say applying for a job feels like sending their résumé or job application into a “black box,” according to the results of …

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ICE Serves I-9 Audit Notices to 77 Businesses in Northern California

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn From January 29 to 31, 2018, special agents from the U.S Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) served notices of inspection (NOIs) for I-9 audits to 77 businesses in the Northern California cities of San Francisco, Sacramento, and San Jose, KRON 4 News reports.

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