Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) – the federal agency that enforces laws prohibiting employment discrimination – has filed a lawsuit that claims a Kansas school district violated the Equal Pay Act of 1963 by paying women and men unequally for doing a job with the …Continue reading "EEOC Sues Kansas School District for Allegedly Violating Equal Pay Act by Paying Women and Men Unequally"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Representatives of industries supporting national security have sent a letter to House and Senate Intelligence Committee leaders urging them to retain critical background check reforms to the security clearance process in the Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Years 2018 and 2019 that would speed up information collection …Continue reading "Congress Urged to Retain Background Check Reforms in Intelligence Appropriations Bill to Reduce Backlog in Investigations"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn A candidate running for a State House seat in Florida who claimed to have a college degree appears to have allegedly faked her diploma after the university from which she supposedly received her education confirmed that she never finished school, according to an exclusive report from …Continue reading "Candidate Running for Office Who Claimed to Have College Degree Allegedly Faked Diploma"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn In late July 2018, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) – a federal agency under the jurisdiction of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) that enforces laws governing border control – announced the results of a two-phase nationwide operation that served Form I-9 audit notices …Continue reading "ICE Announces Results of Operation that Served Form I-9 Audit Notices to More than 5,200 Businesses"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On August 10, 2018, an airline employee stole an empty passenger airplane at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, flew erratically for close to an hour while being followed by armed military jets, and then died after intentionally crashing the plane on an island in Puget Sound, a bizarre incident …Continue reading "Airplane Stolen and Crashed by Airline Employee in Seattle Area Raises Questions about Airport Security"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Checking the honesty and integrity of real estate agents is “mission critical” since they will have access to the homes, valuables, and personally identifiable information (PII) of their clients that can be used to commit identity theft, according to a background check expert interviewed for an article …Continue reading "Background Check Expert Says Checking Honesty and Integrity of Real Estate Agents is Mission Critical"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn A bill that strengthens background checks on ride-share drivers by requiring all individuals applying to be a driver for a ride-sharing service operating in Illinois to provide their full legal name, social security number (SSN), and date of birth for the background check process became law on …Continue reading "Bill Strengthening Background Checks for Ride-Sharing Drivers in Illinois Becomes Law"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) – whose mission is to secure the nation from any threats and keep America safe – has issued a statement regarding safety and enforcement operations while devasting wildfires burn in northern California, including one record-breaking fire that is nine times the …Continue reading "DHS Issues Statement Regarding Safety and Enforcement During Northern California Wildfires"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) may eliminate the screening of airline passengers at more than 150 smaller sized airports across the United States in order to save money that could be used to tighten security at larger airports, according to an exclusive report from CNN (Cable News …Continue reading "TSA May Eliminate Passenger Screening at Smaller Airports to Save Money for Security at Larger Airports"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On July 5, 2018, Members of European Parliament (MEPs), elected politicians of the European Union (EU), voted to adopt a resolution on the adequacy of the protection afforded by the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield that called for the suspension of the framework for transatlantic exchanges of personal data between …Continue reading "MEPs Say EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Could Face Suspension if U.S. Does Not Fully Comply by September 1"