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Thomas Ahearn is the ESR News Blog Editor. Please email comments & questions to tahearn@esrcheck.com.

EEOC Releases New Online Small Business Resource Center to Help Small Businesses Avoid Employment Discrimination

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) – the agency that enforces federal laws prohibiting employment discrimination – has released a new online Small Business Resource Center (SBRC) designed to help small business owners comply with federal employment anti-discrimination laws enforced by EEOC. Continue reading

NAPBS Announces Record Breaking Attendance at 2016 Annual Conference

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

The National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS) has announced that a record-breaking 763 background screening professionals attended the 2016 NAPBS Annual Conference held in Palm Desert, California on September 18-20, 2016, according to a press release from the NAPBS. Continue reading

Employment Screening Resources Successfully Completes 2016 SOC 2 Type 2 Data Security Audit

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Written By Employment Screening Resources (ESR)

Employment Screening Resources® (ESR), a leading global background screening firm, has announced that independent auditors conducting a SOC (Service Organization Control) 2® Type 2 examination of ESR’s operations for the six month testing period of January 2016 through June 2016 have issued a SOC 2® Type 2 report that states ESR management maintained effective controls over the privacy, security, and confidentiality of its employee screening system. Continue reading

Safe Hiring Expert Attorney Lester Rosen to Co-Present Session on Background Checks at 2016 AELC Conference

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

Attorney Lester S. Rosen, Founder and CEO of Employment Screening Resources® (ESR), will co-present a session on workplace security and background checks at the 2016 American Employment Law Council (AELC) Conference taking place from October 19, 2016, to October 22, 2016, at The Ritz Carlton in Naples, Florida. Continue reading

Massive Yahoo Data Breach Could Affect 500 Million Users

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

Technology company Yahoo has confirmed user account information that may have included names, email addresses, phone numbers, dates of birth, passwords, and security questions was stolen from 500 million Yahoo user accounts by “a state-sponsored actor” in a massive data breach in late 2014. Continue reading

USCIS to Publish Revised Form I-9 by November 22

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced that a revised version of the Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification will be published by November 22, 2016. Employers may use the current version of the Form I-9 with a revision date of 03/08/2013 N until January 21, 2017. After January 21, 2017, all previous versions of Form I-9 will be invalid. Continue reading

Safe Hiring Expert Attorney Lester Rosen Reviews Best Practices for Background Checks

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

Attorney and safe hiring expert Lester Rosen, Founder and CEO of Employment Screening Resources® (ESR), will present a 90 minute audio conference for HRTrainingCenter.com entitled “Background Checks and Safe Hiring: Trends, Legal Developments, and Best Practices” on Tuesday, September 27, 2016, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Noon Pacific Time. Continue reading

NAPBS Submits Comments to California Public Utilities Commission Concerning Transportation Network Companies

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

The National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS®) has submitted comments requested by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) regarding the background checks of prospective Transportation Network Company (TNC) drivers under the ‘California Public Service Commission Rulemaking 12-12-011’ (Order Instituting Rulemaking on Regulations Relating to Passenger Carriers, Ridesharing, and New Online-Enabled Transportation Services).’ To view the complete comments from the NAPBS, click here. Continue reading

Positive Drug Tests in U.S. Workforce Rise to Highest Level in a Decade

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

The percentage of employees in the U.S. workforce receiving positive results in workplace drug tests has steadily increased over the last three years to reach the highest level in 10 years, according to an analysis of nearly 11 million workforce drug tests released by Quest Diagnostics. Continue reading

SUNY to Ban the Box for Criminal Convictions on Student Applications

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

The State University of New York (SUNY) – a system of public institutions of higher education in New York state – has voted to pass a Ban the Box resolution to adopt a policy that will eliminate questions about criminal records on applications filled out by students wishing to attend any of the SUNY schools in New York, according to a memorandum to Members of the SUNY Board of Trustees. The effective date of the SUNY Ban the Box policy will be July 1, 2017. Continue reading