U.S. private sector employment increased by 133,000 jobs from April 2012 to May 2012 with the private service-providing sector adding 132,000 jobs during the month, according to the May 2012 ADP National Employment Report® from Automatic Data Processing, Inc. (ADP®). The latest ADP National Employment Report, which marked the twenty-eighth consecutive monthly gain in jobs as measured by …Continue reading "May 2012 ADP National Employment Report Finds US Private Sector Gained 133000 Jobs"
Legislation in Illinois – Senate Bill 2545 (SB 2545) – that would create the “Internet Dating Safety Act” requiring Internet dating websites offering services in Illinois to disclose if they conduct criminal background checks on all their members or post warnings online that they do not conduct criminal background checks has passed both the House and …Continue reading "Illinois Internet Dating Safety Act Requiring Disclosure of Background Check Policy Heads to Governor"
Attorney and safe hiring expert Lester Rosen, founder and CEO of nationwide background check firm Employment Screening Resources (ESR), will host a special “client only” webinar ‘Practical Steps Employers Can Take Today to Comply with the New EEOC Criminal Guidance’ on Thursday, May 31, 2012 from 11 AM to 12 PM Noon Pacific. The webinar …Continue reading "ESR Webinar on EEOC Criminal Record Guidance Provides Clients Pathway to Compliance with ESR Assured Compliance System"
The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) – the largest investigative arm of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) – recently announced in a press release that a Houston, Texas-based tree trimming company has avoided criminal prosecution for employing illegal workers by agreeing to forfeit $2 million to the DHS related to revenue derived from …Continue reading "Company Forfeits 2 Million Dollars to DHS for Hiring Illegal Workers and Agrees to Use E-Verify"
In an article recently published on the National Public Radio (NPR) website, Attorney and safe hiring expert Lester Rosen, founder and CEO of background check firm Employment Screening Resources (ESR), says employers must perform a kind of balancing act with background checks since “every story of a person denied a job because of some youthful …Continue reading "Safe Hiring Expert Says Employers Must Perform Balancing Act with Background Checks in NPR Article"
To help businesses remain in compliance with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) guidance on use of criminal background checks, Employment Screening Resources (ESR), a nationwide background check firm accredited by the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS®), will provide its clients with the ESR Assured ComplianceSM system for EEOC criminal guidance at …Continue reading "ESR Provides Clients Specific Alternatives on EEOC Criminal Records Guidance through Additions to Proprietary ESR Assured Compliance System"
In a story that shows why background checks are needed for small businesses, WCCO-TV CBS Channel 4 in Minneapolis, MN reports that a sex offender who worked for a small business in Minnesota that provided bouncy houses and other fun inflatables at birthday parties and graduations was recently arrested for failing to register as a …Continue reading "Unregistered Sex Offender Who Worked at Small Business Shows Why Small Businesses Should Conduct Background Checks"
According to the revised numbers reflecting updates to the 2010 Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI) conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the final count of fatal work injuries in the United States in 2010 was 4,690, up from the preliminary count of 4,547, with 518 of those deaths, up from 506, …Continue reading "Revised 2010 Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries Shows One Out of Ten Workplace Deaths Attributed to Homicide"
The U.S. House of Representatives recently passed an appropriations bill (H.R. 5326) that provides funding for several agencies including the allocation of $367 million the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) but also includes amendments that would block implementation and enforcement of several programs including the new EEOC guidance on the ‘Consideration of Arrest and …Continue reading "House Passes Appropriations Bill that would Block Enforcement of New EEOC Guidance on Criminal Background Checks"
The 2012 Report to the Nations on Occupational Fraud and Abuse from the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) estimates that the typical organization loses five percent of its revenues to occupational fraud each year and that this figure translates to a potential projected global fraud loss of more than $3.5 trillion applied to the …Continue reading "ACFE 2012 Report to the Nations Finds Fraud Costs Organizations Five Percent of Revenues Each Year"