ESR News Blog Reviews Top Stories about Background Screening in 2019

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn With 2019 drawing to a close and new decade beginning, the ESR News Blog – which is published every weekday by leading global background check provider Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) – is looking back at some of the top stories about background screening from the past year. …

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Employment Screening Resources (ESR) Reviews Accomplishments in 2019

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn As 2019 draws to a close, leading global background check provider Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) is reviewing what the company accomplished during the year – including being named a top pre-employment screening firm – while working to ensure continued success in 2020. Here are some highlights for …

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FTC & CFPB Extend Deadline for Comments on Accuracy in Consumer Reporting

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On December 20, 2019, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) extended the deadline to submit comments on an Accuracy in Consumer Reporting Workshop co-hosted by the two U.S. government agencies until January 31, 2020, according to a press release from the …

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CFPB Releases Special Edition of Supervisory Highlights on Consumer Reporting

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn In December 2019, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) – which helps businesses comply with Federal consumer financial law – released its Second Special Edition of Supervisory Highlights on Consumer Reporting that examined the areas of consumer reporting and furnishing of information to “consumer reporting companies (CRCs)” …

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What Information Might Appear in a Background Check on Santa Claus

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn (In the Spirit of the Holiday Season) Just in time for Christmas, leading global background check provider Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) wondered what information on appearance, criminal history, alias names, work/address/driving history, personal life, and eyewitness accounts might appear in a background check on the legendary figure …

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Fair Chance Act Will Ban the Box in the U.S. Federal Government

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On December 20, 2019, United States President Donald J. Trump signed into law S. 1790, the “National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2020” that included a “Ban the Box” bill called The Fair Chance Act that will take effect two years after the date of …

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Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI) Shows Rise in Work-Related Deaths

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On December 17, 2019, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released data from the 2018 Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI) that showed there were 5,250 fatal work injuries recorded in the United States in 2018, a 2 percent increase from the 5,147 fatal work injuries …

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Safe Hiring Expert to Present Webinar on Avoiding Illegal Screening Practices

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Attorney Lester Rosen, founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of global background check provider Employment Screening Resources® (ESR), will present a live webinar titled “Avoiding Illegal Pre-Employment Screening Practices: Update on Background Checks, Ban the Box, Criminal Records, and Salary Secrecy Law” on Thursday, January 9, 2020, …

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Fair Chance Act Ban the Box Bill Passes Senate and Heads to Desk of President

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On December 17, 2019, a bipartisan “Ban the Box” bill called The Fair Chance Act that would give ex-offenders a better chance to find employment passed the United States Senate as part of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) and will head to the desk of U.S. …

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CFPB Issues Rule on Maximum Charges for Disclosures by CRAs Under FCRA

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn              In November of 2019, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) issued a final rule in the Federal Register to establish the maximum allowable charge for disclosures by a consumer reporting agency (CRA) under Section 609 of the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) for the 2020 calendar …

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