New Tennessee Law will Require Background Checks for College Resident Assistants

New legislation in Tennessee approved by legislators as an amendment to Senate Bill 1648/House Bill 1951 will require background checks for college resident assistants (RAs), according to a news report on the JacksonSun.com website. Under the new law, which takes effect July 1, 2011, people who would have access to student rooms will undergo background checks before …

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ESR President Lester Rosen to Present Session at 2011 SHRM Annual Conference in Las Vegas on June 29

Attorney and safe hiring expert Lester Rosen, President of Employment Screening Resources (ESR), a nationwide background screening provider accredited by The National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS), will present a session, ‘Legal and Effective Reference Checking and Education Verification,’ at the 2011 Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Annual Conference and Exposition on Wednesday, …

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US Supreme Court Ruling Upholds Mandatory E-Verify Law in Arizona

In a 5-to-3 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that states can punish employers who violate mandatory E-Verify laws by upholding a 2007 Arizona law that requires employers to enroll in the voluntary federal E-Verify program which checks the legal status of workers by comparing information on their Employment Eligibility Verification Form I-9s against …

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Louisiana and Pennsylvania Senates Pass Bills Requiring State Contractors to Use E-Verify

The State Senates of Louisiana and Pennsylvania have overwhelmingly passed legislation – Louisiana Senate Bill 66 and Pennsylvania Senate Bill 637 – that would require state contractors to use the government’s E-Verify electronic employment eligibility verification system to verify that the workers they hire are legally eligible to work in the United States. Both bills …

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Lawsuit against Online Dating Service Calling for Background Checks of Users Goes to Trial Next Week

The President of popular online dating service Match.com will appear in a Los Angeles court next week to testify in the case of a woman who suffered an alleged sexual assault by a man she met on the website, a woman who then called for Match.com to institute background checks on users in a lawsuit, …

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Tennessee Lawful Employment Act Requiring E-Verify Use by Employers Passes House

Amended with a provision that allows businesses to use a driver’s license as proof the employee is legally eligible to work in the United States, the ‘Tennessee Lawful Employment Act’ (SB 1669 – HB 1378) – a bill that would make employers check new hires using the government’s E-Verify electronic employment eligibility verification system – passed easily in …

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New York Bill Would Bar Discrimination against Unemployed Job Seekers by Making the Unemployed a Protected Class

In an effort to bar discrimination against unemployed job seekers in New York state, Senate Bill 5316 (SB 5316) – proposed by Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins (35th District- D/WF/I) – would make the unemployed a “protected class” in New York and make it illegal for employers to deny out-of-work applicants an interview or position solely because …

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Report on Child Identity Theft Reveals 1 in 10 Children Targeted by Identity Thieves

It may be hard for most parents to imagine that their children could have homes in foreclosure or huge bills in collection before they are even old enough to apply for student loans for college, but a new report released by Carnegie Mellon University’s CyLab – “Child Identity Theft: New Evidence Indicates Identity Thieves are Targeting Children for …

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Family of Woman Killed by Bus Sues Company for Negligent Hiring of Driver with History of Traffic Violations

The family of a 26-year-old Illinois woman struck and killed by a tour bus as she crossed a street has filed a lawsuit in Cook County court claiming that the owners of the bus were negligent in hiring and retaining a bus driver who was a convicted felon with 20 citations for traffic violations and …

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Safe Hiring Expert Helps Employers Understand Background Checks and FCRA Compliance in Four Easy Steps

In a recent HR Daily Advisor Tip entitled ‘The FCRA Dance—Steps Are Easy, Mastery Hard,’ Attorney at Law and safe hiring expert Lester Rosen explains that “to avoid employee problems, avoid problem employees” and that employers need to understand background checks and “the delicate dance” of the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) that regulates employment …

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