March 2020 Jobs Report Shows U.S. Lost 701,000 Jobs Due to Coronavirus

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The United States economy lost 701,000 jobs and the unemployment rate rose to 4.4 percent in March 2020, reflecting the effects of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the efforts to contain the pandemic, according to the jobs report for March 2020 released by the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) …

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EEOC Updates Pandemic Guidance to Address Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) – a federal agency that enforces workplace anti-discrimination laws – has updated its “Pandemic Preparedness in the Workplace and the Americans with Disabilities Act” guidance that was created during the 2009 H1N1 swine flu pandemic to clarify exactly how the …

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Employment Screening Resources (ESR) Using Background Check Best Practices During Coronavirus Crisis

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) – a leading global background check provider headquartered in California – is using best practices for background check processing during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic to help its clients adjust to the new normal while operating under a business continuity plan. “ESR has implemented …

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EMP Trust HR to Present Webinar on How to Onboard Workers Using Form I-9 Remote Solution During Coronavirus Outbreak

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn EMP Trust HR – a leading provider of easy to use employee onboarding software – is presenting a webinar titled “How To Onboard Remote Hires Using I-9 Remote Solution?” on Thursday, April 9, 2020, from 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM EST (11:30 AM to 12:30 PM PST) …

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White House Extends Coronavirus Social Distancing Guidelines to April 30

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On March 29, 2020, United States President Donald Trump extended the White House’s nationwide social distancing guidelines for another 30 days, until April 30, in response to the growing Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, according to a briefing statement made by the President in the Rose Garden. The 15-day …

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USCIS Offices Temporarily Closed to Public Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On March 18, 2020, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) – a government agency that oversees lawful immigration – temporarily suspended routine in-person services to help slow the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). USCIS offices will reopen on April 7, 2020, unless the public closures are …

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EEOC to Post Webinar Addressing Coronavirus Questions on March 27, 2020

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) – a federal agency that enforces workplace anti-discrimination laws – will publicly post a prerecorded online webinar addressing questions arising under any of the Federal Equal Employment Opportunity Laws and the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic to its website at www.eeoc.gov on …

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Global Background Check Provider Employment Screening Resources (ESR) Not Impacted by 21-Day Shut Down in India Due to Coronavirus

Written By Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) – a global background check provider with capabilities in over 240 countries and territories – will not be impacted by the 21-day shut down of services in India due to the outbreak of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). ESR is not impacted by the shut down in …

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DHS Announces Flexibility in Form I-9 Compliance Due to Coronavirus

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On March 20, 2020, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) – a cabinet department of the United States federal government with responsibilities in public security – announced that it will exercise discretion to defer the physical presence requirements for the Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification due to …

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EEOC and FTC Announce Responses to Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) – a federal agency enforcing workplace anti-discrimination laws – and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) – a federal agency working to protect and educate consumers – have announced responses to the ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The EEOC is implementing agency-wide …

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