Background Check Expert Lester Rosen to Present at Human Resources Meeting on Social Networking Sites

By ESR News Staff Employment Screening Resources (ESR), a leading international employment screening background checking firm headquartered in the San Francisco area, announced that its president, Lester Rosen, will be presenting before the Mt. Baker SHRM Chapter in Bellingham, WA on August 11, 2010. The Mt. Baker Chapter of SHRM is a chapter of the Society for …

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New Twist on Outsourcing in Japan: Sending Workers Offshore to Cheaper Locations

By Lester Rosen, ESR President In a number of blogs, Employment Screening Resources (ESR) has discussed why employer should very carefully consider the dangers of utilizing an employment screening process that sends applicant data off-shore for processing.  Such a practice puts the employer at risk.  Making Personal and Identifiable Information (PII) available to off-shore operator …

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MA Regulations Require Businesses to Have Information Security Program to Protect Personal Information

The Massachusetts Offices of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulations (OCABR) recently passed regulations that went into effect March 1, 2010 and are aimed at safeguarding the personal information of Massachusetts residents by requiring a business to have a Written Information Security Program (WISP) to protect personal information. The STANDARDS FOR THE PROTECTION OF PERSONAL INFORMATION …

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Can Employers Automatically Exclude Job Applicants with Criminal Records?

By Lester Rosen, President of ESR From the ESR Mail Box Question: Can an employer automatically exclude an applicant with a felony or criminal record? What about automated processes that use a system to identify applicants with a criminal record? Answer: The one thing that an employer can be advised with some certainty is that any …

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Due Diligence Checklist Employers Can Use for Employment Screening Process

By Lester Rosen, ESR President The following Due Diligence Checklist contains questions employers can use to find out if an employment screening company is utilizing due diligence in its employment screening process. A .PDF version of this Due Diligence Checklist that employers can download and print is located at http://www.esrcheck.com/file/Extras/ESRDueDiligenceCheckUp.pdf. Have there been any material changes …

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Investigation Reveals Some Child Care Workers in Florida Not Background Checked

By Thomas Ahern, ESR News Staff Writer A story in the Daytona Beach (FL) News-Journal reveals that an ongoing investigation into Florida’s local child care licensing office found that some local child care facilities have not been implementing criminal background checks on all child care employees. According to the News-Journal, files in over 100 child …

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Kentucky Case Uncovers Holes in Background Checks for Nursing Home Employees

by Thomas Ahearn, ESR News Staff Writer A case against a Kentucky nursing home may reveal holes in laws meant to protect nursing home residents since the state only requires criminal background checks for employees caring directly for nursing home residents but not background checks for nursing home support staff like maintenance workers. According to …

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USCIS Clarifies Three-Day Rule and Hire Dates Used for Form I-9 and E-Verify

By Thomas Ahearn, ESR News Staff Writer Since understanding the “Three-Day Rule” and determining the hire dates for completing Form I-9 and E-Verify are not always clear and simple for employers, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has added an important update to their E-Verify website that attempts to clarify both the definition of …

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New FTC Rules on Employment Verifications Do Not Affect Users of Consumer Reports

By Lester Rosen, President of ESR Some employers may have read about new rules that went into effect July 1, 2010, that potentially affect the accuracy of employment verifications.  For employers concerned about the new rules, the short answer is that it does not affect how and when an employer receives a background report.  It also does …

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More Colleges and Universities Considering Student Background Checks

By Thomas Ahearn, ESR news Staff Writer In an effort to help ensure campus safety, higher educational institutions across the country are starting to consider conducting criminal background checks on both applicants and admitted students, according to a recent article on USAToday.com. As an example, USAToday.com reports that following the murder of a student at …

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