Background Checks of Ride Sharing Service Drivers Questioned

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The arrest of a ride sharing service driver in San Francisco who allegedly attacked a passenger with a hammer and seriously injured him calls into question the background checks of drivers for ride sharing services such as Uber, Lyft, and Sidecar, according to a report by KPIX …

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Safe Hiring Expert to Speak at 2014 ASIS International in Atlanta

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Attorney Lester Rosen, author of “The Safe Hiring Manual” and Founder and CEO of Employment Screening Resources® (ESR), will  present the session “Strategies For Reducing the Insider Threat Before and After Hiring” on Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at the 60th Annual ASIS International Seminar and Exhibits. The …

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Inaccurate Background Checks Can Cost Applicants Jobs

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Criminal background checks run by employers on applicants that contain erroneous information can cost applicants a chance at jobs and people who fall victim to these inaccurate background checks should be pro-active in correcting them, according to an article by Forbes Staff Writer Susan Adams.

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Class Action Lawsuit Filed for Alleged FCRA Violations

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn A class action lawsuit filed against Staples, Inc. alleges that the company failed to properly disclose to applicants and employees its use of consumer reports and deprived them of their rights under the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), according to a press release from the Bohrer …

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Alleged Diploma Mill that Made $11 Million Halted by FTC

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn A U.S. district court in Florida has at the request of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) temporarily halted a diploma mill that allegedly made $11 million from selling fake high school diplomas online to consumers nationwide. The FTC press release about the diploma mill is at http://www.ftc.gov/news-events/press-releases/2014/09/ftc-action-halts-online-high-school-diploma-mill-made-11-million.

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Employment Screening Resources Creates San Francisco Ban the Box Infographic

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Employment Screening Resources® (ESR), a nationwide accredited background check firm located in the San Francisco, CA-area, has created an infographic for the San Francisco Ban the Box Ordinance. This infographic is designed to help employers in the City and County of San Francisco better understand the Fair …

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Atlanta HR Star Conference to Feature Background Check Expert

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Attorney Lester Rosen, Founder and CEO of Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) and author of The Safe Hiring Manual, will present a session titled Using Background Checks to Hire the Best and Stay Out of Court at the 13th annual 2014 Atlanta HR Star Conference on Thursday, September …

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Two Free E-Verify Employee Rights Webinars on September 23

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and the U.S. Department of Justice (USDOJ) Civil Rights Division Office of Special Counsel (OSC) for Immigration Related Unfair Employment Practices will present two free E-Verify webinars on Employee Rights in both English and …

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Class Action Lawsuit Over Alleged Illegal Background Checks Settled

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn A class action lawsuit filed in New Jersey federal court that alleged that Canon Solutions America Inc. ran illegal background checks on their employees has reached a settlement agreement, according to a report on the Top Class Actions website. The complete story is available at http://topclassactions.com/lawsuit-settlements/lawsuit-news/40387-canon-agrees-illegal-background-check-class-action-settlement/.

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Form I-9 Audit Results in Nearly $2 Million Fine for Hotel

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has announced that a hotel chain will forfeit nearly $2 million to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for hiring unauthorized workers –including illegal aliens – following a Form I-9 audit and a non-prosecution agreement between the company, the U.S. …

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