Employers Using Continuous Monitoring Services Have Important Compliance Considerations

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Employers using continuous monitoring services that alert them to changes in the credit and criminal histories of their employees may have potential liability under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), according to the article “Employers Need to Grasp Risks of Continuous Monitoring Services” on the Bloomberg Law® …

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Hawaii Amends Ban the Box Law to Strengthen Protections for Ex-Offenders

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On September 15, 2020, Hawaii Governor David Y. Ige signed Senate Bill 2193 (SB 2193) into law to amend the state’s original “Ban the Box” law passed in 1998 – the first of its kind in the United States – to strengthen protections for ex-offenders by reducing …

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FTC Releases Agenda for Virtual Data Portability Workshop on September 22

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On September 10, 2020, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) released the agenda for the virtual “FTC Workshop on Data Portability” that will take place on September 22, 2020, to examine the potential benefits and challenges to consumers and competition raised by data portability, according to a press …

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Attorney Lester Rosen to Present Webinar about Legally Using Criminal Records

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Attorney Lester Rosen, founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of leading global background check firm Employment Screening Resources® (ESR), will present a live webinar titled “Legally Obtaining and Using Criminal Records, and the Impact of the EEOC and Ban the Box” on Tuesday, October 20, 2020, from …

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Employment Screening Resources (ESR) Completes Annual Privacy Shield Certification for 2020

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) – a leading global background check provider with capabilities in more than 240 countries and territories – has received notification from the International Trade Administration (ITA) that ESR’s annual submission for its certification of adherence to the EU-U.S. and Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield frameworks …

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Attorney Lester Rosen to Speak at Virtual 2020 PBSA Annual Conference

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Attorney Lester Rosen, founder and chief executive officer (CEO) of Employment Screening Resources® (ESR), will present a session about “gig economy” background screeners for the Professional Background Screening Association (PBSA) at the virtual 2020 PBSA Annual Conference being held due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Rosen– author of …

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EEOC Again Updates COVID-19 Guidance with New Questions and Answers

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On September 8, 2020, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) posted an updated technical assistance publication incorporating information from other agency resources and modifying two existing questions and answers (Q & As) to create a comprehensive guide that addresses questions about Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and federal …

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Health Care Firm to Pay $104,707 to Settle EEOC Equal Pay Discrimination Suit

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On September 4, 2020, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) – a federal agency that advances opportunity in the workplace by enforcing federal laws prohibiting employment discrimination – announced that a non-profit health care system would pay $104,707 and provide other relief to settle an equal …

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Retailer Reaches Agreement in Lawsuit Involving Criminal Background Checks

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn An agreement has been reached in the case of The Fortune Society v. Macy’s brought under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Fair Chance Act (FCA) of the New York City Human Rights Law (NYCHRL) that sought to address criminal background checks by …

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August 2020 Jobs Report Shows 1.4 Million Jobs Added in COVID-19 Recovery

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The United States economy added 1.4 million jobs while the unemployment rate declined to 8.4 percent in August 2020, improvements reflecting the resumption of economic activity curtailed due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and efforts to contain it, according to the jobs report from the U.S. Bureau of …

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