Alleged War Criminal Passed Background Check Process to Become Ride-Share Driver for Uber and Lyft

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn An “alleged war criminal accused of torture and directing mass executions” in Somalia passed the background check process to become a transportation network company (TNC) ride-share driver for Uber and Lyft while living in the United States, according to a report from CNN (Cable News Network). “They …

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Background Check Expert Explains Why Consumers Cannot Trust the “Trust Economy”

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The basic problem for the “trust economy” – also called the “sharing” or “gig” economy – where applications or “apps” are used to facilitate on-demand services such as Uber, which allows car owners to share their vehicle and time with others, is “trust,” according to background check …

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New York City Ban on Marijuana Drug Testing by Employers Takes Effect in May 2020

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On April 9, 2019, the New York City Council passed a proposed bill – Introduction No. 1445-A – that prohibited New York City employers from requiring job applicants to submit to drug testing for the presence of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the active ingredient in marijuana, as a condition …

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Sex Offender Hired by Census Bureau after OIG Report Warned Background Check System Inadequate

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn A flaw in the background check system of the United States Census Bureau allowed a registered child sex offender to get a job with the agency in Charlotte, North Carolina after a government watchdog agency warned the system was “inadequate,” according to an investigation by FOX 46 …

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Why Employers Should Conduct a Criminal Record Background Check on Potential Employees

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn A disturbing story about a worker who compiled a lengthy criminal record over decades “including embezzlement, unlawful imprisonment, domestic abuse, and rape” while working on and off for the same company serves as “a cautionary tale” on why employers should always “conduct a thorough background check” on …

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Maine Governor Signs Legislation to Promote Pay Equality by Discouraging Salary History Questions

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On April 12, 2019 – her 100th day in office – Maine Governor Janet T. Mills signed legislation entitled L.D. 278 “An Act Regarding Pay Equality” to promote pay equality by discouraging employers from basing wages on an employee’s salary history, according to a press release on …

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iCIMS Named Leader in IDC MarketScapes for Modern Talent Acquisition Suites

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn International Data Corporation (IDC), a global provider of market intelligence for IT executives, has named recruitment software provider iCIMS a Leader in the three IDC MarketScapes for Worldwide and U.S. Modern Talent Acquisition Suites for Large Enterprise, Medium Enterprise, and Small & Mid-sized Businesses. IDC cited iCIMS …

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Massachusetts Attorney General’s Investigation Finds Employers in Violation of State Ban the Box Law

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On May 5, 2019, Massachusetts Attorney General (AG) Maura Healey announced that agreements were reached with two Massachusetts employers and warning letters were sent to 17 other businesses found to be in violation of a state “Ban the Box” law that bars employers from asking about criminal …

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California Court of Appeal Sides with Employer in FCRA Lawsuit Months after Siding with Applicant in Similar Case

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On April 15, 2019, the Court of Appeal of California affirmed summary judgment for an employer in Culberson v. Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, a class action lawsuit alleging violations of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), a federal law that regulates the use of background checks …

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Jobvite Releases 2019 Recruiting Benchmark Report Based on Analysis of More than 50 Million Job Seekers

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Jobvite, Inc. – a leader in talent acquisition innovation with a candidate-centric recruiting model – has released its 4th annual 2019 Recruiting Benchmark Report that is based on an analysis of Jobvite’s database of more than 50 million job seekers and 10 million job applications, making this …

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