In remarks made at the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Employment Law and Legislative Conference held recently in Washington, DC, Lester Rosen, an Attorney and the author of ‘The Safe Hiring Manual,’ said every employer has a legal duty to exercise due diligence in hiring and employers that do not perform employment screening risk …Continue reading "Safe Hiring Expert Says Employers Not Performing Employment Screening May End Up Defendants in Court"
Following a recent six-month investigation by Sports Illustrated (SI) and CBS News that ran criminal background checks on nearly 3,000 college football players from the Top 25 ranked teams that revealed that 7 percent – 1 in 14 – of the players checked had criminal records, a blog on BleacherReport.com listed the ‘10 Craziest Arrest …Continue reading "Arrest Stories of College Football Players in NFL Draft Show Importance of Background Checks"
In the wake of a recent story about a woman who sued Match.com over an alleged assault by one of its members and the subsequent decision by the popular online dating service to conduct background checks on potential members, the CEO of Matches That Matter – a social introduction service for Bay Area singles over …Continue reading "CEO of Bay Area Singles Service Calls on Dating Industry to Adopt Background Checks as Standard Business Practice"
Joining four other U.S. states – Hawaii, Illinois, Oregon, and Washington – prohibiting the use of credit information by employers, Maryland has enacted new legislation placing restrictions on so-called credit checks by employers that use the credit report or credit history of job applicants or employees for employment decisions. The law, known as the ‘Job Applicant …Continue reading "Maryland Latest US State to Place Restrictions on Use of Credit Checks by Employers"
To help employers in the United States better understand background checks done overseas, Attorney Lester Rosen, President of Employment Screening Resources (ESR), a background screening company accredited by the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS), will present a 60 minute live webinar – ‘Conducting International Background Checks – Best Practices, Trends and Legal Compliance’ …Continue reading "Webinar Reviews International Employment Screening Background Checks"
A newly released legislative report from the California Senate Office of Oversight and Outcomes found that residents of California – one of six U.S. states that do not regulate private in-home caregivers – may risk hiring private in-home caregivers who have criminal backgrounds and suggests that the elderly population in the state may suffer theft …Continue reading "Report Finds California Fails to Properly Background Check Private In-Home Caregivers for the Elderly"
Joining a growing list of cities and states imposing restrictions on employer inquires into criminal record history, the city of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania has passed legislation that restricts employer inquiries into, and use of, criminal record history information. On April 13, 2011, Mayor Michael Nutter signed Philadelphia Bill 110111-A, the Fair Criminal Record Screening Standards Act, which …Continue reading "City of Philadelphia to Restrict Employer Use of Criminal Record History"
Adding to the debate over whether globalization negatively affects the U.S. economy, new data from the U.S. Commerce Department shows that multinational corporations in the United States – familiar big brand-name companies which employ nearly 20 percent of all American workers – reduced their domestic workforce by 2.9 million jobs during the last decade while …Continue reading "New Data Confirms Trend of Outsourcing Jobs Outside of US with Offshoring Affects Unemployment"
Less than a week after a Los Angeles woman filed a lawsuit against popular online dating service Match.com claiming that she was attacked by a man she met through its website, the company has decided to begin performing background checks on potential members using a national sex offender database, the Los Angeles Times reports. The …Continue reading "Popular Online Dating Service to Background Check Potential Members using Sex Offender Database"
The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently announced a final rule that adopts the interim rule in effect since April 3, 2009 that improved the integrity of the Employment Eligibility Verification (Form I-9) process by changing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) regulations governing the acceptable documents for completing the Form I-9 process. The …Continue reading "USCIS Issues Final Rule on Employment Eligibility Verification Form I-9 Process to be Effective May 16"