New Minnesota Drug Testing Case Gives Guidance on Which State Law Controls Background Checks

Written By Attorney Lester Rosen, Founder & CEO of Employment Screening Resources (ESR) A recurring issue for employers and background screening firms is which state law to apply when a criminal record is found in one state for a job in another state.  Confusion can be created if an applicant is offered a job in …

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Safe Hiring Expert to Speak at Risk Management Conference

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Attorney Lester Rosen, Founder and CEO Employment Screening Resources® (ESR), will speak about ‘The Use of Criminal Records in Screening Volunteers and Employees’ at the Risk Management Conference (RMC) 2014 North American Division on Tuesday, September 9, 2014. For more information about the conference, visit http://www.adventistrisk.org/AboutUs/Events/RMC2014NorthAmericanDivision.aspx.

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Study Links Ban the Box Laws to Public Safety

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn A ‘first of its kind’ study published in the American Journal of Criminal Justice has linked the Ban the Box legislation that removes the criminal history question from job applications to improved public safety. More information about the study ‘The Effect of Hawaii’s Ban the Box Law …

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Two New E-Verify Webinars Premiere August 26

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will premier two new E-Verify webinars – E-Verify in 30 and Evenings with E-Verify – on August 26, 2014. A flyer about the two new webinars from the USCIS – the government agency that oversees lawful immigration to the United …

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Webcast on Reference Checking and Verifications September 4

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Attorney Lester Rosen, Founder and CEO Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) will present a Webcast for HR.com Quality of Hire Virtual Event titled ‘Legal and Effective Reference Checking and Education Verification’ on Thursday, September 4, 2014 from 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM Eastern Time. For more information about …

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California Governor Signs Bill Prohibiting Mug Shot Shakedowns

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn California Governor Jerry Brown has signed legislation – Senate Bill 1027 (SB 1027) – that amends the California Civil Code to prohibit websites from posting arrest mug shots and then charging a fee to remove the photos. The complete text of SB 1027 – which takes effect …

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E-Verify Customized Webinars Offered by USCIS

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) – the government agency that oversees lawful immigration to the United States – is offering customized E-Verify webinars to educate employers on how to properly verify employment eligibility of newly hired workers. To request a customized E-Verify webinar, please email …

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Ban the Box Becoming National Trend Says Safe Hiring Expert

  Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The Ban the Box movement that removes criminal history questions from initial job applications is becoming a national trend “that will soon affect all types and sizes of employers,” according to Attorney Lester Rosen, founder and CEO of Employment Screening Resources® (ESR). Rosen’s comments are featured …

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Top Trends for Background Checks Examined September 3

  Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Attorney Lester Rosen, Founder and CEO of Employment Screening Resources® (ESR), will present an HRTrainingCenter.com Audio Conference titled Top Ten Trends For Background Checks on Wednesday, September 3, 2014 from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM Eastern. To learn more, visit http://hrtrainingcenter.com/showWCDetails.asp?TCID=1013559&st=.

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Diploma Mill Shut Down by State of Texas

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott has resolved the State’s enforcement action against a purported diploma mill that falsely claimed to be an accredited educational institution, according to a press release on the Texas Attorney General website. The final judgment in State of Texas vs. Lincoln Academy is …

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