ESR Webinar with NCHRA Reveals Legal Risks of Using Social Network Sites for Employee Screening

ESR President, Speaker, and Author Lester Rosen Shows How Use of Social Networking Sites such as Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter for Employment Screening can Present Legal Risks Including Privacy and Discrimination Issues By Thomas Ahearn, ESR News Blog Writer Employment Screening Resources (ESR), a premier provider of background checks and drug testing based in the …

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Former College Basketball Star Indicted for Alleged Background Check and Jobs Scam

By Thomas Ahearn, ESR News Blog Writer A former college basketball star in Michigan has been indicted for his alleged role in a background check and jobs scam where applicants paid fees for background checks that were never performed for jobs for which no applicants were ever hired. According to a report on the Lansing …

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Germany Proposes Law Restricting Employers from Using Facebook when Recruiting

By Thomas Ahearn, ESR News Blog Writer According to a recent article in the NY Times, the German government has proposed placing restrictions on employers who wish to view the profiles of job applicants on wildly popular social networking sites such as Facebook when recruiting. The Times reports that the proposal to limit the use …

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Pennsylvania and New Jersey Forwarding E-Verify Legislation to Stop Employment of Unauthorized Workers

By Thomas Ahearn, ESR News Blog Writer In an effort to stop the employment of unauthorized workers, Pennsylvania and New Jersey have introduced legislation for E-Verify, the web-based Employment Eligibility Verification System run by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). E-Verify lets employers electronically verify the employment eligibility of newly hired employees by comparing information …

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Defense Department Report on Fort Hood Shooting Calls for More Education about Workplace Violence

By Thomas Ahearn, ESR News Blog Writer In the wake of the tragic shooting spree on November 5, 2009 at Fort Hood, Texas that took the lives of 13 military personnel and wounded 32 others, the Department of Defense (DoD) is calling for more education about workplace violence as part of its final review of …

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DOT Amends Procedures for Transportation Workplace Drug Testing Effective October 1, 2010

By Thomas Ahearn, ESR News Blog Writer According to a recently published final rule in the Federal Register, The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) is amending procedures for transportation workplace drug and alcohol testing programs in an effort to create consistency with many new requirements established by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services …

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ESR Webinar Shows How to Avoid Legal Landmines If Using Social Media Like Facebook and LinkedIn for Employment Screening

Employment Screening Resources (ESR) President, Author, and Speaker Lester Rosen to Educate Employers, Recruiters, and HR Professionals on Proper Use of Social Networking Sites during Background Checks By Thomas Ahearn, ESR News Blog Writer Employment Screening Resources (ESR), a leading employment screening firm based in the San Francisco area, will present a webinar featuring ESR’s …

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Credit Reports of Job Applicants May Not Always Be So Important To Employers

Employment Screening Resources President Lester Rosen Quoted on SFGate.com By Thomas Ahearn, ESR News Blog Writer Recently, a blog on SFGate.com by Personal Finance Authority Erica Sandberg – Can you get a job with bad credit? The answer may surprise you. – addressed a reader who was concerned how her damaged credit would affect her …

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FTC Proposes Revisions to Notices Consumer Reporting Agencies Provide to Consumers, and Users and Furnishers of Credit Report Information

By Thomas Ahearn, ESR News Blog Writer According to a news release on its website, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is proposing revisions to the notices that consumer reporting agencies (CRAs) provide to consumers, and also to users and furnishers of credit report information under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). The proposed changes are …

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More Cities Ban The Box Asking about Criminal Records on Job Applications

By Thomas Ahearn, ESR News Blog Writer  According to a recent report from the National League of Cities (NLC) and National Employment Law Project (NELP), an increasing number of cities have decided to “ban the box” and remove questions on job applications asking about criminal records. The July 2010 report – “Cities Pave the Way: …

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