Justice Department Settles Case that Claimed Discrimination in Form I-9 Process

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On September 15, 2021, the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) reached a settlement to resolve claims that a company discriminated against workers during the Form I-9 process by requiring them to present specific work authorization documents depending on their citizenship status, according to a DOJ press …

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U.S. Court of Appeals Reverses District Court Ruling in FCRA Lawsuit

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On September 13, 2021, the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit reversed a district court’s ruling for the defendant in a lawsuit filed for alleged violations of the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) and held that a “reasonable jury” could find the defendant …

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Audit Finds Massachusetts Failed to Perform Background Checks for Licensure

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn An “Audit of the Division of Professional Licensure (DPL)” by the Office of the State Auditor in Massachusetts showed that the inadequacy and unreliability of DPL’s data meant that neither the agency nor the Auditor’s Office could determine how many professionals were licensed without undergoing the required …

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Computer Technology Firm to Pay $75,000 to Settle EEOC Equal Pay Lawsuit

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On September 7, 2021, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) – an agency that enforces federal laws prohibiting employment discrimination to advance opportunity in the workplace – announced that multinational computer technology company Dell, Inc. would pay $75,000 and provide other relief to settle an equal …

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Audit Finds Arizona Criminal Record Database Flaws May Put Public at Risk

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn “A Performance Audit of the Arizona Department of Public Safety Central Repository of Criminal History Records” found the Department and criminal justice agencies share statutory responsibility for ensuring the repository includes accurate criminal history records, but incomplete records may potentially put public safety at risk. “As of …

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Supreme Court Ruling in FCRA Lawsuit Applied to FDCPA Debt Collection Case

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn In a sign that courts may begin to apply the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) ruling in the case of TransUnion LLC v. Ramirez to federal statutes beyond the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), the decision by SCOTUS on Article III standing in TransUnion was …

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Study Finds Automated Hiring Process Eliminates Many “Hidden Workers”

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Companies that rely on an automated hiring process “regularly eliminate all but those candidates who most closely match the job requirements specified” and “those workers are thus hidden from consideration by the design and implementation of the very processes that were meant to maximize a company’s access …

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Employment Screening Resources (ESR) Integrates with Leading Talent Acquisition Suite Lever

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Employment Screening Resources® (ESR), a leading global provider of background checks for employment purposes, has integrated its background screening services with Lever, a leading Talent Acquisition Suite that makes it easy to reach hiring goals and connect companies with top talent. The ESR integration with Lever enables …

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Cannabis Company Settles FCRA Class Action Lawsuit After Class Certification

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On August 13, 2021, the United States District Court, Middle District of Florida certified an “Adverse Action Class” in the class action lawsuit LYTTLE v. TRULIEVE, INC. that claimed a cannabis company took adverse action against employees and applicants based on background checks in a way that …

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Employment Screening Resources (ESR) Completes Annual Privacy Shield Certification for 2021

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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