Alabama Crimson Tide Football Program Passed on Hiring Assistant Coach After Background Check

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On August 3, 2019, Alabama Crimson Tide head football coach Nick Saban told the media at a press conference that he did not offer a coaching position to former Ohio State Buckeyes assistant Zach Smith after a background check conducted in 2018, according to a report from Sports …

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EEOC Files Wage Discrimination Lawsuit Claiming University Paid Female Professor Less than Male Counterpart

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On July 29, 2019, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) – the agency enforcing federal laws prohibiting employment discrimination – filed a wage discrimination lawsuit that claimed the University of Miami violated federal law by paying a female professor at the school less than a male …

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Illinois Governor Signs Legislation to Prohibit Employers from Asking Job Applicants About Salary History

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On July 31, 2019, Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker signed legislation – House Bill 834 – that will prohibit employers from asking applicants about salary history to ensure equal pay for equal work while standing steps away from the headquarters of the U.S. Soccer Federation which continues to …

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July 2019 Jobs Report Shows U.S. Economy Gained 164,000 Jobs in Month

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The United States economy added 164,000 jobs in July 2019 while the unemployment was unchanged at 3.7 percent during the month, according to the jobs report for July 2019 released by the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The July 2019 jobs report showed …

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FINRA Fines Citigroup Global Markets $1.25 Million for Failing to Conduct Adequate Background Checks

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On July 29, 2019, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) – which regulates brokerage firms doing business with the public in the U.S. – announced it had fined Citigroup Global Markets Inc. (CGMI) $1.25 million for failing to conduct timely or adequate background checks on more than 10,000 …

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Employers May Consider Ex-Offenders and People Recovering from Substance Use Disorders in Hiring Crunch

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn With “an estimated 23.5 million adults in recovery from substance use disorder and 5 million people who were formerly incarcerated” – along with a historically low unemployment rate causing a hiring crunch in a tight job market – employers that need workers may consider these two previously …

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New York Passes SHIELD Act to Protect New Yorkers Against Data Breaches

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On July 25, 2019, New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo signed the Stop Hacks and Improve Electronic Data Security Act or SHIELD Act (S.5575B/A.5635) into law to protect New Yorkers against data breaches by imposing stronger obligations on businesses handling private customer data to provide proper notification …

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Criminal Record of Quadruple Homicide Suspect Did Not Appear on Tenant Background Check

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The Housing Authority of Columbus, Georgia is investigating why the past criminal record of a quadruple homicide suspect accused of stabbing his girlfriend and their three children to death did not appear on a tenant background check conducted on him, according to a report from WTVM-TV News …

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CFPB and FTC Announce $700 Million Settlement with Equifax Over 2017 Data Breach

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On July 22, 2019, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), and 48 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico announced a settlement with Equifax that will provide up to $700 million in monetary relief and penalties for a data breach in …

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OSHA to Show Importance of Workplace Safety During Safe + Sound Week from August 12 to 18

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) will help businesses and organizations nationwide recognize the importance and successes of workplace safety and health programs during Safe + Sound Week from August 12th to 18th, 2019, according to an OSHA news release. Safe …

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