Chicago Public Schools Announces Background Check Results of Rescreening of Employees

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The Chicago Public Schools (CPS) has conducted a background check on each of its 43,332 active school-based and central office employees and 97.9 percent cleared their rescreening and have returned to work on for 2018-2019 school year, according to a statement from CPS Chief Executive Officer (CEO) …

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Amendment to San Francisco Ban the Box Law Called Fair Chance Ordinance Takes Effect October 1

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn In April 2018, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors passed an amendment to a Ban the Box law called the Fair Chance Ordinance (FCO) that restricts the ability of employers to ask about the criminal records of applicants and employees to align the FCO with California Assembly …

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CFPB Issues Updated FCRA Model Disclosures

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On September 12, 2018, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) – also known as the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (BCFP) and the United States government agency responsible for consumer protection in the financial sector – issued an interim final rule updating two model disclosures to reflect …

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Survey Reveals Lies on a Resume can Cost Applicants a Job Offer

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Nearly all employers – 97 percent – admit that discovering lies on a resume would cause them to reconsider or even immediately dismiss a job candidate, according to a survey on resume fraud conducted by professional resume-writing and career advice service TopResume.

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Report Finds Criminal Records Can Create Obstacles for Ex-Offenders in California

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Nearly eight in ten Californians with a criminal conviction have experienced barriers to success after serving time and an estimated 8 million Californians – or 1 in 5 people in the state – are subject to over 4,800 restrictions imposed on ex-offenders, according to a report entitled “Repairing …

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CFPB Issues Interim Final Rule that Requires Inclusion of New Notice in Summary of FCRA Rights

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On September 12, 2018, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) – the United States government agency responsible for consumer protection in the financial sector – issued an interim final rule to be effective on September 21, 2018, that requires a new notice of rights to be included …

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Hurricane Florence Causing Court Closures in Southeastern United States

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn (Last Updated 9/13/2018 10:45 AM PT) Hurricane Florence – a powerful hurricane expected to make landfall in the southeastern United States early on Friday, September 14, 2018 – is the first major storm of the 2018 Atlantic Hurricane Season and is causing several court closures in the Carolinas, …

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Safe Hiring Expert to Present Webinar on Performing Background Checks and Using Criminal Records

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Attorney Lester Rosen, founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of leading global background check firm Employment Screening Resources® (ESR), will present a webinar entitled “Performing Background Checks and Using Criminal Records” for the Next Concept HR Association (NCHRA) on Friday, September 28, 2018, from 12:00 PM to …

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Court Finds Employer Violated FCRA by Not Providing Applicant Copy of Report and Summary of Rights

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On August 29, 2018, the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit affirmed and reversed in part and remanded a case that claimed a potential employer violated the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) by withdrawing a job offer based upon information in a background …

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Safe Hiring Expert Attorney Lester Rosen to Speak about Background Checks to Flathead Valley SHRM

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Attorney Lester Rosen, founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of global background check firm Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) and author of “The Safe Hiring Manual,” will speak about “Background Checks: Best Practices, Trends, and Legal Compliance” at the September membership meeting of the Flathead Valley SHRM affiliate of the …

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