Arrest of Food Delivery Driver for Theft Shows Need for Background Checks of Gig Economy Workers

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn A driver for online and mobile food ordering and delivery service provider Grubhub was arrested and accused of theft after being caught on a video camera stealing a tip jar from a restaurant in Michigan, according to a report from FOX 2 News Detroit. One background check …

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Court Sets Standard to Define a Consumer Reporting Agency Under the FCRA

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On May 30, 2019, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit issued a decision in the case of Kidd v. Thomson Reuters Corporation that affirmed the ruling by the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York that the defendant Thomson Reuters …

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Nevada Becomes First State to Prohibit Denial of Employment Due to Positive Marijuana Drug Tests

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On June 5, 2019, Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak signed 60 bills that included Assembly Bill 132 (AB 132) that will prohibit the denial of employment because of the presence of marijuana in a pre-employment drug test taken by a prospective employee except under certain specific circumstances. AB …

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Richland County SC Approves Ban the Box Rule to Drop Criminal History Question from Job Applications

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On June 4, 2019, Richland County in South Carolina approved a “Ban the Box” rule to “drop the question about criminal convictions from job applications” and “will no longer ask future job applicants if they have a criminal history, joining a national movement meant to give those …

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Report Finds District of Columbia Employers Paid Nearly $500,000 Under Ban the Box Law Since 2014

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn In May 2019, the District of Columbia (D.C.) Office of Human Rights (OHR) released a report on its “Ban the Box” law that was enacted in 2014 entitled “The District of Columbia Fair Criminal Record Screening Amendment Act of 2014: The Work and Enforcement by the DC …

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May 2019 Jobs Report Reveals U.S. Economy Added 75,000 Jobs in Month

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The United States economy added 75,000 jobs in May 2019 while the unemployment rate remained at 3.6 percent during the month, according to the jobs report for May 2019 released by the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The jobs report for May 2019 showed …

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Virginia Beach Office Shooter Resigned on Day of Attack in Latest Case of Workplace Violence

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn A veteran city engineer who shot and killed 12 people at an office in Virginia Beach, Virginia where he worked for years “resigned the morning of the attack” in the latest case of workplace violence that has plagued employers and employees in the recent past, according to …

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Registration Open for NAPBS 2019 Annual Conference

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS) – the global authority for the background screening profession – has announced that registration is open for the 2019 NAPBS Annual Conference that will be held in San Antonio, Texas from September 8th to 10th, 2019. The 2019 NAPBS …

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Colorado Governor Signs Ban the Box Bill to Limit Inquiries about Criminal History of Job Applicants

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On May 28, 2019, Colorado Governor Jared Polis signed a “Ban the Box” bill into law – House Bill (HB) 19-1025 – that will place limits on the inquiries that employers in the state can make about the criminal history of job applicants, according to the Governor’s …

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Business Practices Critical for Background Screening Companies Accredited by the NAPBS

Written By ESR News Editor Thomas Ahearn Business practices that ensure proper character of owners and employees, worker training, and quality assurance during the performance of background check services are critical for background screening companies accredited by the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS). The NAPBS, a non-profit trade association representing the background screening …

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