Employment Screening Resources (ESR) Named to 2019 HRO Today Magazine’s Baker’s Dozen for Enterprise Pre-Employment Screening Services

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Tom Ahearn Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) – a leading global background check firm – has been named to the 2019 HRO Today Magazine’s Baker’s Dozen Customer Satisfaction Ratings for Pre-Employment Screening, ranking third on the lists of Overall Enterprise Leaders and Enterprise Quality of Service Leaders, and in the …

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First DOJ Semiannual Report on Fix NICS Act Finds Improvements Made to NICS

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On November 14, 2019, the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) submitted to Congress the first Attorney General’s Semiannual Report on the Fix NICS Act as required by the Fix NICS Act passed in March 2018 that found the government had made some improvements to the sharing …

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Job Applicants Undergoing Background Checks Have Rights Under FCRA

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn With the vast majority of employers in the United States conducting some type of background check on job applicants, these applicants undergoing background checks to find work need to know that they are granted many important rights during this process under a federal law called the Fair …

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Background Check Expert Attorney Lester Rosen to Present Webinar on Use of Social Media in Screening

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 “The Legal Use of Social Media, Credit Reports, Driving Records, and International Screening in Hiring” produced by Aurora Training Advantage on Tuesday, December …

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FMCSA-Regulated Employers Readying for CDL Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn In October of 2019, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) – an administration within the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) responsible for regulating and providing safety oversight of commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) – opened registration for the Congressionally-mandated FMCSA Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Drug and Alcohol …

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FTC Claims Company Misled Consumers about Privacy Shield Participation

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On November 5, 2019, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) – a government agency that protects consumers and promotes competition – sued a data storage services company over allegations that it misled consumers about participation in the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield framework that allows the legal transfer of consumer …

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EEOC Helps Veterans Understand Their Employment Rights Under ADA

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Veterans Day – a federal holiday observed annually on November 11 to honor the men and women who have served in the United States Armed Forces – is an appropriate time for veterans who have returned to the civilian workforce to understand their employment rights under the …

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Safe Hiring Expert Attorney Lester Rosen to Present Webinar on Background Check Related Legal Risks

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Attorney Lester Rosen, the founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of leading global background check provider Employment Screening Resources® (ESR), will present a live webinar titled “Background Check-Related Legal Risks: How to Comply with Ban-the-Box and Other New Developments” produced by Business & Legal Resources (BLR) on …

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Dollar General to Pay $6 Million to Settle EEOC Lawsuit Claiming Use of Criminal History Violated Title VII

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn In October of 2019, Dollar General agreed to pay $6 million to settle a lawsuit filed in 2013 by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) – the federal agency enforcing laws prohibiting employment discrimination – that claimed the use of criminal history by the discount retailer …

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Oklahoma Frees 462 Inmates in Largest Single Day Commutation to Give Offenders a Second Chance

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On November 4, 2019, Oklahoma – the state with the second highest incarceration rate in the United States – freed 462 inmates from prison through commuted sentences under House Bill 1269 (HB 1269), the largest such action in state and national history, “giving hundreds of non-violent, low-level …

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