April 2014 ADP Employment Report Adds 220000 Jobs

Written By Thomas Ahearn Private sector employment in the United States increased by 220,000 jobs from March to April, according to the April 2014 ADP National Employment Report® produced by Automatic Data Processing, Inc. (ADP®) in collaboration with Moody’s Analytics. The report is available at http://www.adpemploymentreport.com/2014/April/NER/NER-April-2014.aspx.

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Background Check Expert Les Rosen Speaks at SHRM Conference

Written By Thomas Ahearn Attorney Lester Rosen, Founder and CEO of background check firm Employment Screening Resources® (ESR), will speak at two sessions – ‘Dealing with the New EEOC Criminal Records Guidance and Hiring’ and ‘Negligent Hiring and Background Checks’ – on April 29 and 30, 2014 at the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) …

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USCIS Releases Form I-9 Employee Information Sheet

Written By Thomas Ahearn The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) – the government agency that oversees lawful immigration to the United States – has released a Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification Employee Information Sheet (M-1116) which employers can provide new hires prior to completion of the Form I-9. The Form I-9 information sheet is …

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Safe Hiring Expert Explains EEOC Criminal Record Guidance at SHRM Talent Management Conference

Written By Thomas Ahearn On April 25, 2012, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued new Guidance on the use of criminal records in hiring decisions. Two years later, employers still needing help to ensure compliance while performing criminal background checks. Attorney Lester Rosen, CEO of Employment Screening Resources® (ESR), will present the session ‘Dealing …

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Trucking Company Settles for $4.4 Million in Background Check Lawsuit

Written By Thomas Ahearn Trucking conglomerate Swift Transportation has agreed to pay a $4.4 million settlement with 160,000 driver applicants for a class action lawsuit claiming Swift violated the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) by not disclosing to driver applicants that they could access and contest background check reports used in the company’s hiring process, …

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Screening Industry Veteran Brad Landin To Discuss EEOC Criminal Record Guidance at HR West 2014

Written By Thomas Ahearn Background screening industry veteran Brad Landin, President of Employment Screening Resources® (ESR), will present a session titled ‘New Times, New Rules: The Latest on Criminal Record Guidance’ on Tuesday, April 29, 2014 from 1:45 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. PT at the Northern California Human Resources Association (NCHRA) HR West® 2014 at …

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Top Ten Background Check Trends for 2014 Reviewed

Written By Thomas Ahearn Attorney Lester Rosen, Founder and CEO of Employment Screening Resources® (ESR), will present a live 60 minute audio conference for AudioSolutionz titled ‘The Top Ten Background Check Trends for 2014 – What Every Employers Needs to Know’ on Friday, April 25, 2014 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM ET. For more …

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Court Affirms Judgment in EEOC Background Check Case

Written By Thomas Ahearn On April 9, 2014, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed summary judgment in the case of Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) v. Kaplan Higher Education Corporation, et al. The EEOC brought suit against Kaplan claiming that its practice of using credit checks during the hiring process had a disparate impact …

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Alleged Diploma Mills Sold $5 Million in Fake Degrees

Written By Thomas Ahearn A Connecticut man is accused of running so-called “diploma mills” since as early as 2003 that sold $5 million worth of false college degrees around the world. A full report about the suspected diploma mills is available on the NBC Connecticut website at http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/local/cromwell-diploma-fraud-fake-education-degree-charges-255589041.html. (UPDATE: Connecticut Man Accused of Operating Diploma …

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New Georgia Law Helps Ex-Offenders Find Jobs and Protects Employers

Written By Thomas Ahearn Georgia Governor Nathan Deal has signed into law Senate Bill 365 (SB 365) to help rehabilitated offenders successfully re-enter society by removing barriers to employment and making it easier for employers to hire ex-offenders, reduce recidivism and create jobs. The text of SB 365, which also offers protection for employers hiring …

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