FCRA Consumer Litigation Increased Nearly Ten Percent from 2016 to 2017

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Consumer litigation filed under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) – a federal law ensuring accuracy, fairness, and privacy of consumer information – increased 9.9 percent from 2016 to 2017, with FCRA filings increasing from 3,954 in 2016 to 4,346 in 2017, according to statistics provided by …

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Webinar to Show What Contingent Workforce Professionals Need to Know About Background Checks

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) founder and CEO Attorney Lester Rosen will host a webinar entitled “What Contingent Workforce Professionals Need to Know About Due Diligence and Background Checks: Trends, Legal Updates and Best Practices” on Wednesday, February 21, 2018, from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM Pacific Time …

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FTC Hosts Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week from January 29 to February 2

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is hosting Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week from Monday, January 29, 2018, to Friday, February 2, 2018, with a series of free events to help consumers and businesses reduce their chances of becoming tax identity theft victims, according to a press release from the …

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What Employers Need to Know about E-Verify Resuming Operations after U.S. Government Shutdown

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Following a lapse in U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) appropriations that made the E-Verify electronic employment eligibility verification system unavailable during a shutdown of the U.S. federal government that lasted from January 20 to 22, 2018, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has released information that employers need …

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U.S. Supreme Court Denies Petition Seeking Review of Ruling in Spokeo Case Involving Alleged FCRA Violations

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On January 22, 2018, the Supreme Court of the United States denied a petition for a writ of certiorari that sought a review of the Court’s ruling on May 16, 2016, in the case of Spokeo, Inc. v. Robins that found a mere “technical” violation of a federal …

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Employment Screening Resources (ESR) Launches Redesigned Website for Background Check Solutions

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) – a leading global background check firm and a strategic choice for employers – has launched a newly redesigned website offering a suite of comprehensive background screening services, products, and solutions that empower ESR’s clients to make compliant and informed hiring decisions. The …

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National Limousine Association Renews Call for Better Background Checks of Drivers for TNCs Such as Uber and Lyft

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The National Limousine Association (NLA) is renewing its call for legislation mandating fingerprint-based background checks and universal drug screening for transportation network company (TNC) drivers following the responses of Uber and Lyft to a public service announcement (PSA) called “The Signs” that draws attention to sexual assaults that …

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E-Verify Unavailable During U.S. Federal Government Shutdown

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The E-Verify electronic employment eligibility verification system is currently unavailable due to a lapse in U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) appropriations caused by the United States federal government shutdown, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced on January 22, 2018. (UPDATE 01/22/2018: CNN reports the U.S. …

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How U.S. Federal Government Shutdown May Impact Employers

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn With a United States federal government shutdown occurring after the U.S. Senate did not approve an appropriations bill before the deadline of midnight on January 19, 2018, employers would be wise to recall the impact felt from the United States federal government shutdown of 2013. (UPDATE 01/22/2018: CNN reports the U.S. …

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BBC News Investigation Reveals Thousands of UK Nationals Bought Fake Degrees from Diploma Mill

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Thousands of United Kingdom (UK) nationals have purchased fake degrees from a multi-million dollar diploma mill in Pakistan with buyers including National Health Service (NHS) consultants, nurses, and a large defense contractor, a British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) News investigation has discovered.

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