Tenant Screening Company to Pay $3 Million to Settle FTC Charges of Failing to Meet FCRA Accuracy Requirements

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On October 16, 2018, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced that a tenant screening company in Texas agreed to pay $3 million to settle charges of failing to take reasonable steps to ensure the accuracy of information provided to landlords and property managers that caused renters to …

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2018 NAPBS Annual Conference Breaks Attendance Record

  Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS) – the leading national resource for issues related to the background screening profession – has announced that a record-breaking 882 background screening professionals attended the 2018 NAPBS Annual Conference.

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Public Records Expert Michael Sankey Honored as First Recipient of NAPBS Lifetime Achievement Award

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On October 14, 2018, public records expert Michael Sankey was honored as the first recipient of the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS) Lifetime Achievement Award. Sankey was part of the steering committee that in 2003 founded the NAPBS, a professional trade association for the background screening …

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Appeals Court Rules Walmart Not Liable in Negligent Hiring Case for Sexual Assault by Off-Duty Employee Out of Workplace

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn In September 2018, a California appeals court ruled a Walmart employee who was sexually assaulted by a co-worker while off-duty and out of the workplace could not proceed with her negligent hiring and retention claims against the company, according to an update from the Society for Human …

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Michigan Joins Ban the Box Movement and Removes Criminal History Question from State Job Applications

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On September 7, 2018, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder signed an executive directive instructing all state departments and agencies to “Ban the Box” and remove the felony question box that precedes job applications on NEOGOV – the website where residents can apply for state employment – and replace …

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Murder Suspect Lied on Background Check to Coach Youth Football Team

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn A man arrested on suspicion of murder who had a lengthy criminal record admitted he falsified his date of birth on a volunteer job application and provided false information for a background check to coach children in a Charlotte youth football league, according to a report from …

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Amended Massachusetts Ban the Box Law Takes Effect October 13

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On April 13, 2018, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker signed An Act Relative to Criminal Justice Reform (Senate Bill S.2371) to amend the state’s “Ban the Box” law and further restrict the ability of employers to consider the criminal history of job applicants during the hiring process. The Act …

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Hurricane Michael Causes Court Closures in Florida

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn (Last updated October 18, 2018) Several county courthouses in Florida closed due to Hurricane Michael – a Category 4 hurricane that made landfall near Mexico Beach, Florida on October 10, 2018, and caused catastrophic damage – and some have remained closed, according to a list of court closures on …

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Employment Screening Resources (ESR) Successfully Completes SOC 2 Type 2 Data Security Audit for 2018

Written By Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) – a leading global background check firm – has announced that independent auditors conducting an SSAE 18 SOC 2® Type 2 audit of ESR’s operations for the six month testing period of January 2018 through June 2018 have issued a SOC 2® Type 2 report that …

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Background Check Expert Attorney Lester Rosen to Show How to Guard Against Costly Résumé Fraud

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Attorney Lester Rosen, founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of leading global background check firm Employment Screening Resources® (ESR), will present a live webinar entitled “Liar Liar: How Employers Can Legally Identify and Guard Against Costly Résumé Fraud” produced by the Center For Competitive Management (C4CM) on Friday, …

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