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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FTC Issues Follow Up Guide for Background Checks

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has issued a follow-up guide – Background Checks – Tips For Job Applicants and Employees – that expands on a March 2014 joint publication of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the FTC: Background Checks: What Job Applicants and Employees Should …

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California Courts Closed for Veterans Day November 11

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn California Courts and judicial branch offices will be closed on Tuesday, November 11, 2014 in observance of the Veterans Day holiday. For a Court Holidays schedule that lists the days on which the California courts will be closed, visit http://www.courts.ca.gov/holidays.htm.

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October Jobs Report Shows 214,000 Jobs Added

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Private sector employment in the United States increased by 214,000 jobs in October 2014 while the unemployment rate edged down to 5.8 percent and the number of unemployed persons declined to  9.0 million, according to ‘THE EMPLOYMENT SITUATION — OCTOBER 2014’ jobs report released by the U.S. …

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Ban the Box Webinar for Employers on November 12

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Ban the Box laws that remove criminal history questions from job applications are spreading rapidly across the United States and fast becoming a national standard that will soon affect most employers. Attorney Lester Rosen, Founder and CEO of Employment Screening Resources (ESR), will present a complimentary webinar …

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Hiring for the Holidays Webinar on November 13

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn With the holiday season upon us, Attorney Lester Rosen, Founder and CEO of Employment Screening Resources® (ESR), will present the webinar with AIB International titled “Hiring for the Holidays: Pitfalls and Opportunities” on Thursday, November 13, 2014. The webinar will begin at 11:00 AM PST/12:00 PM MST/1:00 …

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October ADP National Employment Report: 230,000 Jobs Added

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Private sector employment in the United States increased by 230,000 jobs from September to October with small and medium-sized businesses leading the way with a combined 224,000 jobs added, according to the October 2014 ADP National Employment Report®. The report is available at http://www.adpemploymentreport.com/2014/October/NER/NER-October-2014.aspx.

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Publix to Settle Lawsuit Over Background Checks for $6.8 Million

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Publix Super Markets Inc. will pay approximately $6.8 million to settle a class action lawsuit that alleges the company violated the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) for not making “legally required disclosures about background checks to job applicants,” according to a report on TheLedger.com available at …

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Montgomery County MD Enacts Ban the Box Law

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The Montgomery County (Maryland) Council has unanimously enacted a Ban the Box law – amended Bill 36-14 – to delay the point at which employers in the County may inquire into the criminal history of applicants for County jobs until the conclusion of the first interview. A …

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