New Identity Theft Rules Effective November 1, 2008 Unlikely to Have Substantial Impact on Employers

New rules cornering address discrepancies in consumer credit reports that could help to prevent identity theft go into effect November 1, 2008.  Beyond potentially creating some additional hoops to jump through,  the new rules are not likely as a practical matter to have a great deal of impact on employers and may even help employers avoid …

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Governor Vetoes Two California Bills that Would Have Affected Background Checks

In the September, 2008 issue of the ESR Newsletter, readers were alerted to two bills in California that would have affected background checks.  Both bills were vetoed by Governor Schwarzenegger. AB 2918 would have severely restricted the use of employment credit reports. AB 3063 would have amended California law on the usage of criminal records. …

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Four Years Later, the Texas Statewide Criminal Database is Still Full of Holes

Four years ago, ESR reported an investigation by the Dallas News concerning inadequacies in the statewide criminal database maintained by the Texas Department of Public Safety (TDPS).  That database is widely use by law enforcement, employers and consumers, among others, and is also used to perform screenings on teachers, volunteers and caregivers that work with …

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