NFL Expands Background Checks for Draft

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The National Football League (NFL) conducted background checks on all top college players in advance of the 2015 NFL Draft taking place April 30th to May 2nd in Chicago, IL, and every team in the league was given the information uncovered in those screenings, according to an …

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Top US Employer Adopts Ban the Box

  Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn One of the largest employers in the United States has adopted a “Ban the Box” policy as Koch Industries, Inc. announced that criminal history questions about job applicants will be removed from applications for positions with the company, according to a news release from the National …

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Workers Memorial Day Observed on April 28

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Workers Memorial Day is observed every year on April 28 and honors workers who have died on the job or who experienced hazardous exposures at work. The day is also a chance to recommit to safe and healthful workplaces for all workers. The date April 28 is …

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Supreme Court to Consider FCRA Lawsuit against People Search Website

  Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The U.S. Supreme Court has granted the ‘Petition for a Writ of Certiorari’ to question whether online people search website Spokeo Inc. should continue to face a class action lawsuit for alleged violations of the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) that requires Consumer Reporting Agencies …

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Home Depot Settles FCRA Lawsuit for $1.8 Million

  Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn A settlement of $1.8 million has been reached in a class action lawsuit against Home Depot that claimed the home improvement and construction retailer allegedly violated the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) by not having the proper forms for job applicants to fill out in …

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Employment Screening Resources Adds Vice President Strategic Growth

  Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) – ‘The Background Check Authority®’ – has announced the addition of seasoned screening industry professional Dawn Standerwick as Vice President Strategic Growth. Standerwick strongly enhances ESR’s management team with prior executive management experience in operations, sales, business development, marketing, and online solutions. …

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Vermont Implements Ban the Box Hiring Policy

  Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin has signed Executive Order NO. 03-15 to implement a ‘Ban the Box’ state hiring policy that removes questions about criminal records from the first part of job applications for state employment, according to a report at http://governor.vermont.gov/node/2326.

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Employment Screening Resources to Present Webinar on Ways CRAs are Sued Under FCRA

  Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) – ‘The Background Check Authority®’ – will present a complimentary webinar hosted by ESR founder and CEO Attorney Lester Rosen titled ‘Common Ways Consumer Reporting Agencies are Sued Under the FCRA’ on Tuesday, May 12, 2015 at 11:00 AM to 12:00 Noon …

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DOT Approves Electronic Forms for Drug Testing

  Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn A final rule that took effect on April 13, 2015 amends U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) regulations to incorporate changes to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) chain of custody and control form (CCF) approved by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). …

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CFPB Report Examines How CRAs Handle Consumer Disputes

  Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has released its latest Supervisory Highlights report that shows CFPB supervisory resolutions resulted in remediation of $19.4 million to more than 92,000 consumers. Among the highlights of the 20-page report is a focus on how Consumer Reporting Agencies (CRAs) handle …

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