By Thomas Ahearn, ESR Staff Noting that polling shows Americans think immigration laws need reform but Congress has yet to translate national sentiment into action,Â the leading voice of the American Meat Industry (AMI) â€“ the nation’s oldest and largest meat and poultry trade association â€“ believes the reauthorization and improvement of the online employment verification …Continue reading "American Meat Industry CEO Addresses Importance of Employment Verification with E-Verify"
By Thomas Ahearn, ESR Staff Writer With identity theft on the rise â€“ a recent survey found the number of identity theft and fraud victims in the U.S. increased 12 percent to affect over 11 million adults in 2009 â€“ the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is requiring businesses that extend credit to customers to develop …Continue reading "FTC Requiring Businesses Extending Credit To Customers To Follow Red Flags Rule For Identity Theft Starting June 1"
By Les Rosen, President of ESR & Thomas Ahearn, ESR Staff Writer Employers that rely on criminal records databases to conduct background checks on potential employees also rely on the accuracy of the information in those databases. Now a federal bill introduced in the House would help to strengthen the accuracy of the Federal Bureau …Continue reading "Bill Would Strengthen Accuracy of Employment Background Checks Using FBI Criminal Database"
By Thomas Ahearn, ESR Staff Writer After the University of Virginia’s president recently announced that the school would perform background checks on students in the wake of the tragic murder of a female student â€“ allegedly at the hands of a fellow student â€“ lawmakers in neighboring Maryland may soon require that universities in that …Continue reading "Maryland Colleges May Be Required to Conduct Background Checks on Students"
By Thomas Ahearn, ESR Staff Writer Citing safety as its highest priority, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has launched a Pre-Employment Screening Program (PSP) which allows commercial motor carrier companies to electronically access driver inspection and crash records as a part of the hiring process. According to a …Continue reading "DOT Launches Pre-Employment Screening Program for Commercial Motor Carriers and Drivers"
by Thomas Ahearn, ESR Staff Writer When asked if they would be â€˜more or less likelyâ€™ to frequent a business displaying an E-Verify sticker ensuring that it uses the governmentâ€™s employment eligibility verification system, a vast majority of respondents â€“ 86 percent â€“ said they would be â€˜more likelyâ€™ to frequent such a business, according …Continue reading "CA Poll Shows 86 Percent of People More Likely to Frequent Businesses Using E-Verify"
By Thomas Ahearn, ESR Staff Writer In the wake of a census worker being accused of assaulting a young disabled woman in southern Indiana, questions have arisen about security issues surrounding the government background checks of the thousands of workers for the once-in-a-decade U.S. Census. According to a report on the WRTV Indianapolis News website, …Continue reading "Alleged Crime by Census Worker Casts Spotlight on Government Background Checks"
By Les Rosen, President of ESR & Thomas Ahearn, ESR Staff Writer Employers may have one less employment screening tool at their disposal if a federal bill banning credit checks during most employment background checks becomes law. Recent legislative efforts throughout the country have sought to ban credit reports from the employment screening process. Three states — …Continue reading "Federal Bill Seeks To Ban Credit Report Checks for Most Employment Screening"
By Thomas Ahearn, ESR Staff Writer According to reports from HuffingtonPost.com and the Washington Post, the University of Virginia will perform background checks on all students at the school following the alleged murder of a 22-year-old female student and lacrosse player, possibly at the hands of her former boyfriend, a 22-year-old fellow student who was …Continue reading "University To Perform Background Checks On Students Following Tragic Death of Student"
By Les Rosen, President of ESR & Thomas Ahearn, ESR Staff Writer The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) â€“ the nationâ€™s consumer protection agency â€“ issued â€œFTC Facts For Consumersâ€ in May 2010 that explains â€œCredit Reports and Employment Background Checksâ€ to consumers who have applied for jobs. Although the new FTC noticeÂ has been criticized …Continue reading "FTC Offers Facts for Consumers about Credit Reports and Employment Background Checks"