Employment Screening Resources (ESR) – a nationwide background screening firm accredited by the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS®) – has announced the development of the “ESR Assured ComplianceSM” process that allows employers to automatically comply with federal and state laws governing employment screening background checks through the company’s online paperless Applicant Generated Report …Continue reading "ESR Assured Compliance Offers Employers Automated Compliance with Employment Screening Laws through Online Paperless AGR System"
Beginning on November 28, 2011, employers hiring individuals for employment in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) must begin using the standard ‘Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification’ for all new hires and reverifications in the CNMI, according to a page titled “Form I-9 Guidance for Employers Hiring Individuals in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana …Continue reading "Employers Must Begin Using Standard Form I-9 in Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands"
To better protect the Social Security numbers (SSNs) of deceased Americans from identity theft, the “Keeping IDs Safe Act” was recently introduced in the U.S. House by Representative Sam Johnson (R-Texas), according to a press release on Johnson’s website. Also known as the “KIDS Act,” the legislature would make it harder for identity thieves to …Continue reading "Keeping IDs Safe Act Introduced to Prevent Identity Theft of Social Security Numbers of Deceased Americans"
With the arrival of Thanksgiving, shoppers are constantly warned to avoid identity theft and fraud during “Black Friday,” the day after Thanksgiving considered the official kick-off to the holiday shopping season. For “Cyber Monday,” the Monday after Thanksgiving weekend when shoppers return to work and start their holiday shopping online – and which became the …Continue reading "Black Friday and Cyber Monday Shoppers Given Tips to Avoid Identity Theft and Fraud"
While the majority of the media coverage in the recent Penn State University sex abuse scandal focused on the firing of legendary PSU football coach Joe Paterno over questions about how much he knew about the alleged sex crime incidents involving his former longtime assistant and once heir apparent Jerry Sandusky, the more compelling story …Continue reading "Penn State Scandal Shows Why Charities Should Background Check Members with Access to Vulnerable Populations"
Child protection advocates are calling for background checks for workers with access to child actors after a recent Los Angeles Times article revealed that a convicted child molester who worked as a Hollywood casting assistant for the past decade once spent five years in prison for kidnapping and molesting an 8-year-old boy in 1996. The …Continue reading "Convicted Child Molester Who Worked as Casting Assistant Raises Calls for Background Checks to Protect Child Actors"
To promote a “culture of safety” in health care facilities and help protect health care workers from incidents of workplace violence in the state of Pennsylvania, the ‘Health Care Facilities Workplace Violence Prevention Act’ (House Bill 1992) was recently introduced in the Pennsylvania House, according to a report from HealthCanal.com. HB 1992 – a joint …Continue reading "Health Care Facilities Workplace Violence Prevention Act Introduced in Pennsylvania House to Promote Culture of Safety"
The California Association of Licensed Investigators (CALI) Legislative Committee will host a free webinar for CALI members on Tuesday, November 29, 2011 from 2:00 PM to 3:25 PM Pacific Time featuring Attorney at Law Lester Rosen, the founder and CEO of Employment Screening Resources (ESR) and CALI member. The webinar will focus on two new California …Continue reading "CALI To Host Free Webinar for Members November 29 on New California Laws Impacting Background Screening"
A former student at Harvard University who last year pleaded guilty to faking academic achievements by falsifying transcripts, test scores, and letters of recommendation to get into the prestigious school – and who took more than $45,000 in grants, prizes, and financial aid awarded to him based on lies and plagiarism – is back in …Continue reading "Former Harvard Student Who Faked Academic Achievements Jailed for Alleged Probation Violation"
The family of a truck driver killed in a 2008 accident in Arkansas was recently awarded $7 million in damages in a wrongful death lawsuit brought against a timber company and its truck driver in an Arkansas Federal Court, according to a press release in the Kansas City Star. A group of Kansas City-area lawyers …Continue reading "Jury Awards 7 Million Dollars to Family of Truck Driver Killed in Accident in Negligent Hiring Case"