MLB Removes Marijuana from Drugs of Abuse List and Will Test for Opioids

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On December 12, 2019, Major League Baseball (MLB) and the Major League Baseball Players Association (MLBPA) jointly announced changes to the provisions of the Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program which include removing marijuana from the Drugs of Abuse list and drug testing for opioids. The MLB …

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FTC and CFPB Hold Workshop on Accuracy in Consumer Reporting

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On December 10, 2019, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) held a free public workshop on Accuracy in Consumer Reporting that examined issues affecting the accuracy of traditional credit reports and background screening reports. A video recording of the workshop is …

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Ban the Box Bill Called Fair Chance Act Passes U.S. House of Representatives

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On December 11, 2019, a “Ban the Box” bill called The Fair Chance Act that would give ex-offenders a better chance to find employment passed the U.S. House of Representatives as part of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2020 and will now be …

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Artificial Intelligence Specialist Tops LinkedIn U.S. 2020 Emerging Jobs Report

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On December 10, 2019, LinkedIn – the world’s largest professional network with nearly 660 million users in more than 200 countries and territories worldwide – introduced its third annual LinkedIn United States 2020 Emerging Jobs Report that revealed Artificial Intelligence (AI) Specialist is the fastest-growing job in …

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Employee Jailed for Resume Fraud Shows Need for References and Verifications

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn An Australian woman who committed resume fraud to land a high-paying position with the regional government has been sentenced to at least a year in prison, according to a CNN report, a story that shows why employers need reference checks and past employment and education verifications on …

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Uber Releases Safety Report on Fatalities and Sexual Assaults During Rides

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Uber – the most popular transportation network company (TNC) in the United States with more than 45 rides occurring every second in 2019 – has released its long awaited U.S. Safety Report for 2017-2018 that shared information about critical safety incidents such as fatalities and sexual assaults …

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November 2019 Jobs Report Reveals U.S. Economy Gained 266,000 Jobs

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The United States economy added 266,000 jobs during November of 2019 while the unemployment rate dropped to 3.5 percent during the month, according to the November 2019 jobs report released by the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The jobs report for November …

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FTC Publishes Agenda for Accuracy in Consumer Reporting Workshop with CFPB

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) – which promotes competition while protecting and educating consumers – has published the final agenda with confirmed panelists for the Accuracy in Consumer Reporting Workshop that the FTC will co-host with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) on Tuesday, December 10, 2019, …

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FTC Reaches Settlements with Four Companies Over Privacy Shield Participation

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On December 3, 2019, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) – a government agency promoting competition while protecting and educating consumers – announced that it reached settlements with four companies that allegedly misrepresented their participation in the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield framework that enables companies to transfer consumer data …

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Consumer Reporting Agency to Pay $3.6 Million to Settle FCRA Lawsuit

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On November 12, 2019, a Florida federal judge granted final approval for a $3.6 million settlement in a class action lawsuit filed against a Consumer Reporting Agency (CRA) to resolve allegations that the CRA violated the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) by providing employers with background …

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