Report Shows Private Sector Employment Increased by More than 200,000 Jobs from February to March 2011

According to the March 2011 ADP National Employment Report®, employment in the private-sector increased by 201,000 jobs from February to March, a figure similar to the expectatations for the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) jobs report to be released April 1, 2011. The March 2011 ADP Report shows private-sector employment accelerated heading into 2011, as the average monthly increase …

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New Report Reveals 48 Percent Increase Worldwide in Diploma Mills in Past Year

A new report from Verifile Limited, Europe’s leading background screening company, has revealed an astounding 48 percent increase worldwide in the number of known fake diploma mills – which the report described as “largely online entities whose degrees are worthless due to the lack of valid accreditation and recognition” – in the past year. According …

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Tennessee Mother Wants Law Requiring Background Checks on College Resident Assistants

According to a story that reflects a parent’s nightmare – ‘Mom says background checks are needed for college RAs’ – a mother in Tennessee wants a law that would require background checks on college resident assistants (RAs) after a University of Tennessee at (UT) Chattanooga student and former RA at the university was accused of …

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Safe Hiring Expert Lester Rosen Reviews Top Background Check Trends for 2011 Los Angeles HR Star Conference

Attorney and safe hiring expert Lester Rosen, President of San Francisco, California-area background check provider Employment Screening Resources (ESR), will present an educational session – ‘The Top Ten Trends for Background Checks in 2011 – What Every Employer Needs to Know’ – at the 2011 Los Angeles HR Star Conference held at the Los Angeles …

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Background Check Provider Employment Screening Resources Offers Guidance to Job Seekers with Criminal Records

For job seekers with criminal records, looking for work can be a frustrating case of “Catch-22” since most job applications ask about criminal convictions and the majority of employers run criminal background checks on job applicants. If job seekers are honest and admit their past criminal records, they risk not getting the job. If they …

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Society for Human Resource Management Issues Statement on the Use of Criminal Background Checks

The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), the world’s largest association devoted to human resource management representing more than 250,000 members in 140 countries, has issued a statement on the use of criminal background checks in response to a new study by the National Employment Law Project (NELP) that recommends reforming criminal background checks used …

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NELP Study Recommends Reforming Employment Background Checks since Over 1 in 4 Adult Americans have Criminal Records

According to a new study by the National Employment Law Project (NELP), since nearly 65 million people in the United States – more than one in four adults – are estimated to have criminal records, employers that use criminal background checks for employment to shut out job applicants with criminal records without considering how long ago the offense occurred, …

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Maryland Legislation Would Limit Credit Checks by Employers on Job Applicants

State lawmakers in Maryland have proposed legislation that would limit the ability of employers to run credit checks using credit reports and credit histories of employees and job applicants for employment purposes in response to complaints from job seekers in the state who said they were denied jobs after their would-be employers learned about their …

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Background Check Expert Shows Consumer Reporting Agencies How to Avoid Legal Hot Water at 2011 NAPBS Annual Conference

Attorney at Law and background check expert Lester Rosen, founder and President of Employment Screening Resources (ESR), shows Consumer Reporting Agencies (CRAs) how to stay out of legal hot water and avoid lawsuits and legal fees in an educational session ‘Staying Out of Court! Critical Considerations for Every Screening Firm’ at the 2011 National Association …

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Class Action for Failure to Follow Fair Credit Reporting Act for Employment Screening Settles for $4.3 Million

In a case that once again emphasizes the importance of employers following the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) for employment screening, attorneys for thousands of mass-transit drivers and school bus drivers announced approval of a class action settlement of 4.3 million dollars for failure to adhere to the requirements of the FCRA. The proposed …

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