Black Friday and Cyber Monday Time for Identity Theft

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Two popular holiday shopping days – “Black Friday” and “Cyber Monday” – are also popular times for identity theft. A ‘Shop Safe on Back Friday and Cyber Monday’ infographic offers some tips for shoppers to use to protect against identity theft during the holidays. The infographic is …

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California Courts Closed for Thanksgiving Day Holiday

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn California Courts and judicial branch offices will be closed Thursday, November 27, 2014 and Friday, November 28, 2014 in observance of the Thanksgiving Day holiday. For a schedule of court holidays on which the California courts will be closed, visit http://www.courts.ca.gov/holidays.htm.

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EEOC Issues Performance Report for Fiscal Year 2014

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has issued its annual Performance and Accountability Report (PAR) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2014 that ended on September 30, 2014. The PAR report showed the EEOC – the federal agency that enforces laws enforces federal laws prohibiting employment discrimination – …

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Holiday Season Hiring Brings Increased Fraud Risk

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Thanksgiving week signals the official start of the holiday season. Along with turkey, football, presents, and good cheer, the holiday season brings an increase in seasonal hiring. However, fraud experts interviewed for an article posted on InsuranceJournal.com warn that businesses skipping their usual due diligence background checks …

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Ban the Box Takes Effect in Rochester NY

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn A Ban the Box law in Rochester, New York – Chapter 63, Article II of the City of Rochester Municipal Code – took effect November 18, 2014 and “prohibits employers from inquiring about criminal convictions of job applicants on a job application form or during the initial …

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Report Helps Build Fraud Resistant Organizations

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Just in time for International Fraud Awareness Week, which runs from November 16 to 22, a report from The Anti-Fraud Collaboration – ‘The Fraud-Resistant Organization: Tools, Traits, and Techniques to Deter and Detect Financial Reporting Fraud’ – provides information on how financial organizations can become less susceptible …

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International Fraud Awareness Week November 16 to 22

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Sponsored by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE), International Fraud Awareness Week, which runs from November 16 to 22, 2014, is dedicated to fraud awareness, detection, and prevention and is a global effort to minimize the impact of fraud by promoting anti-fraud awareness and education. For …

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Free E-Verify Webinars on Employee Rights

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 (DOJ) Civil Rights Division Office of Special Counsel (OSC) for Immigration Related Unfair Employment Practices will jointly present free E-Verify webinars on employee rights in English and Spanish …

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Did Britney Spears Boyfriend Undergo Background Check?

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Think a background check is only for security clearances or new jobs? Think again. Jamie Spears, the father and co-conservator of star pop singer Britney Spears, has apparently vetted his daughter’s new love interest, Charlie Ebersol, with a background check, according to “webloid” RadarOnline.com. However, GossipCop.com reports …

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Proposition 47 Reduces Some Felonies to Misdemeanors

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn A ballot measure passed in California on Election Day – Proposition 47 – The Safe Neighborhood and Schools Act (Initiative 13-0060) – requires misdemeanor sentences instead of felony sentences for certain drug and property offenses and allows criminal offenders who commit “certain non-serious and non-violent drug and …

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