Survey Finds Talent Shortage in United States More Than Tripled in Past Decade

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn A survey released in February of 2020 found that the talent shortage in the United States has more than tripled in the past decade, with 69 percent of employers struggling to fill positions, up from just 14 percent in 2010, according to a news release from global …

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Compliance “Front and Center” for Employment Background Checks in 2020

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn “Compliance will be front and center for organizations that conduct pre-employment background checks in 2020,” according to an article about “3 Employment Screening Trends to Know Before You Hire in 2020” that is available on the website of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). For the …

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IRS launches Identity Theft Central to Help Protect Taxpayers and Businesses

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Just in time for tax season, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) – the tax collection agency for the United States of America – has announced the launching of its new Identity Theft Central to improve online access to information about tax-related identity theft and data security protection …

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The Body Shop Will Start Using “Open Hiring” Without Background Checks

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The Body Shop – a cosmetics, skin care, and perfume company – will start using an “open hiring” process and hire the first applicants who apply for retail jobs without any interviews, drug tests, or background checks if they answer affirmatively to three yes-or-no questions, according to …

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Los Angeles County DA Will Dismiss Nearly 66,000 Marijuana Convictions

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On February 13, 2020, Los Angeles County District Attorney (DA) Jackie Lacey and Code for America announced that nearly 66,000 marijuana convictions eligible for relief under Proposition 64 – The Control, Regulate and Tax Adult Use of Marijuana Act will be dismissed as part of their partnership. …

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Employment Screening Resources (ESR) CEO Lester Rosen to Present Webinar on Top Ten Background Check Trends for 2020

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Attorney Lester Rosen – founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) – will host a live complimentary webinar titled “Top Ten Background Check Trends for 2020” that will take place on Thursday, February 27, 2020, from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM Pacific Standard …

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Valentine’s Day Brings Warning from FBI about Online Dating Romance Scams

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Just in time for Valentine’s Day, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) – the principal federal law enforcement agency of the United States – is giving tips on how to avoid becoming a victim of romance scams to users of online dating websites, according to a press …

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Walgreens to Pay $7.5 Million for Employing Unlicensed Pharmacist without Proper Background Check

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On February 3, 2020, the Alameda County District Attorney (DA) announced a $7.5 million settlement in a consumer protection action against Walgreens for employing a pharmacist for over a decade who was not licensed by the Board of Pharmacy. This mistake occurred due to a failure “to …

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Background Check Expert Attorney Lester Rosen to Speak at HR West 2020

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Attorney Lester Rosen, founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of global background check firm Employment Screening Resources® (ESR), will speak at the HR West 2020 Conference in a presentation titled “The Use of Criminal Records in Hiring – Landmines and Opportunities for Employers” from 3:15 PM to …

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Appeals Court Rules in Favor of Philadelphia Salary History Question Ban

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On February 6, 2020, the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit ruled in Greater Philadelphia Chamber Commerce v. City of Philadelphia (Nos. 18-2175 & 18-2176) that the city of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, could ban employers from asking applicants about their salary history in a decision …

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