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Attorney Lester Rosen to Speak about Reference Checking and Education Verifications at SHRM 2017 Talent Management Conference

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

Attorney Lester Rosen, founder and CEO of global background check firm Employment Screening Resources® (ESR), will present a session entitled ‘Legal and Effective Reference Checking, Credential, and Education Verification’ on Wednesday, April 26, 2017, from 9:45 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. CST at the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) 2017 Talent Management Conference & Exposition taking place in Chicago, Illinois. Continue reading

Employment Screening Resources Creates Infographic for Los Angeles Ban the Box Ordinance

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

Employment Screening Resources® (ESR), a global provider of background checks located in California, has issued a City of Los Angeles Ban the Box Ordinance Infographic that outlines employment requirements and impact of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance (FCIHO) that took effect January 22, 2017. The infographic is available at www.esrcheck.com/Los-Angeles-Ban-the-Box-Ordinance/index.php. Continue reading

Attorney Lester Rosen to Speak about Social Media Background Screening at SHRM 2017 Talent Management Conference

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

Attorney Lester Rosen, founder and CEO of global background check firm Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) will present a session entitled ‘Social Media Background Screening. Is it Right for My Company?’ on Monday, April 24, 2017, from 10:45 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. CST at the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) 2017 Talent Management Conference & Exposition taking place in Chicago, Illinois. Continue reading

Lawsuit Claims Three Credit Reporting Agencies Allegedly Violated FCRA by Reporting Old Debt

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

An Illinois woman has filed a lawsuit filed against the three major nationwide credit reporting agencies – Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion – claiming that they allegedly violated the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) by failing to observe her bankruptcy and reporting discharged debt, according to a report by the Madison-St. Clair Record. Continue reading

DOJ Settles Immigration Related Discrimination Claim Against Pizza Chain

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

The United States Department of  Justice (DOJ) has reached a settlement agreement with Pizzerias, LLC that resolves the DOJ’s investigation into whether the pizza delivery chain based in Miami, Florida violated the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) with discrimination against work-authorized immigrants when checking their work authorization documents, according to a DOJ press release. Continue reading

Compliance Remains Top Priority when Choosing Background Screening Providers

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

With the laws governing background checks constantly shifting and regulatory oversight ever expanding, the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) interviewed background screening industry experts for the article ‘How to Choose the Best Background Screening Provider’ and found that compliance with background check laws is the top priority when choosing a background screening provider. Continue reading

Three Major Credit Reporting Agencies to Implement Enhanced Public Record Data Standards on July 1

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

Three major national credit reporting agencies in the United States – Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion – will implement enhanced public record data standards for consumer credit reports beginning on July 1, 2017, according to a statement from the Consumer Data Industry Association (CDIA). Continue reading

Wells Fargo Sued by Former Employees Fired Over Background Checks

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

In February of 2017, nearly a dozen former employees of Wells Fargo bank filed a lawsuit in a South Dakota District federal court that claimed they were fired from their jobs for minor criminal charges already disclosed when they were originally hired after Wells Fargo conducted background checks on them to comply with a 2008 federal law that bars “banks and mortgage lenders from employing people convicted of crimes involving dishonesty,” according to a report from Argus Leader Media. Continue reading

Background Check Expert and Author Attorney Lester Rosen to Speak at SHRM 2017 Talent Management Conference

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

Attorney Lester Rosen, founder and CEO of global background check firm Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) and author of ‘The Safe Hiring Manual,’ will make three presentations at the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) 2017 Talent Management Conference & Exposition taking place in Chicago, Illinois, from April 24 to 26, 2017. For more information, visit http://conferences.shrm.org/talent-conference. Continue reading