New Employment Laws Take Effect New Year's Day 2015

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Several new employment laws taking effect on New Year’s Day 2015 across the United States will affect employers in the coming year. A quick listing and brief description of just some of these new employment laws and practices involving employers taking effect on January 1, 2015 are …

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Employment Screening Resources Reveals Top Ten Background Check Trends for 2015

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) has revealed the 8th Annual ESR Top Ten Background Check Trends for 2015 selected by ESR Founder and CEO Attorney Lester Rosen. As in 2014, the “Ban the Box” movement that eliminates criminal record questions on initial job applications to give ex-offenders a …

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Ban the Box Laws that Go Overboard May Hurt Ex-Offenders and the Unemployed in 2015

Written By Attorney Lester Rosen, Founder & CEO of Employment Screening Resources (ESR) Ban the Box laws, which protect ex-offenders from an “early knock out” punch in the hiring process based solely on the early disclosure of a criminal record, will quickly reach a tipping point in the U.S. in 2015. However, when these Ban …

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Whole Foods Faces Background Check Class Action Lawsuit

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn A class action lawsuit filed in a Florida federal court alleges that grocery store chain Whole Foods Market Group, Inc. performed illegal background checks on prospective and existing employees in violation of the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), according to an article on TopClassActions.com. (UPDATE: A …

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California Courts Closed December 25 for Christmas Day

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn California Courts and judicial branch offices will be closed Thursday, December 25, 2014 in observance of the Christmas Day holiday. For a schedule of court holidays on which the California courts will be closed, please visit http://www.courts.ca.gov/holidays.htm.

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FCRA Class Action Lawsuits will Continue to Increase Even if No One is Actually Harmed in 2015

Written By Attorney Lester Rosen, Founder & CEO of Employment Screening Resources (ESR) Class action lawsuits for federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) violations will increase in 2015 even if no one is actually harmed. In 2014, an increasing number of FCRA class action lawsuits were filed and were settled for millions of dollars and …

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Employment Laws Will Become More Fragmented as Cities and States Pass Hiring Laws in 2015

  Written By Attorney Lester Rosen, Founder & CEO of Employment Screening Resources (ESR) Employment laws in the United States will become more fragmented as cities and states continue to pass their own laws on hiring in 2015. These new laws will cover a wide variety of areas within the employment screening process including “Ban …

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Sony Pictures Faces Data Breach Class Action Lawsuit

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn A class action lawsuit filed against Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc. claims the company did not take adequate measures to prevent a “massive” data breach that compromised the data of 15,000 current and former Sony employees, according to a report available on the Top Class Actions website.

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NAPBS Accreditation for Background Screening Firms Will Reach Tipping Point and Become Standard Criteria in 2015

Written By Attorney Lester Rosen, Founder & CEO of Employment Screening Resources (ESR) The National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS) accreditation program for background screening firms will reach a tipping point and become standard criteria for selecting a vendor in 2015. The NAPBS exists to promote ethical business practices and compliance with the federal …

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Employers will Start Looking at Due Diligence Post-Hire to Protect against Insider Threats in 2015

Written By Attorney Lester Rosen, Founder & CEO of Employment Screening Resources (ESR) Employers will increasingly look at due diligence post-hire to protect against insider threats to organizations in 2015. The exposure of government secrets by Edward Snowden and the Naval Yard shootings in Washington D.C. have put increased emphasis on post-hire insider threats. There …

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