Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Attorney Lester S. Rosen, founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Employment Screening Resources® (ESR), will present a live webinar entitled “Avoiding Illegal Pre-Employment Screening Practices: Update on Background Checks, Ban the Box, Criminal Records, and Salary Secrecy Law” for continuing education provider Clear Law Institute on Wednesday, December 5th, …Continue reading "Background Check Expert to Present Webinar on Avoiding Illegal Employment Screening Practices"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The United States economy added 250,000 jobs in October 2018 while the unemployment rate remained unchanged at 3.7 percent during the month, according to the jobs report for October 2018 released by the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).Continue reading "October 2018 Jobs Report Reveals U.S. Economy Added 250,000 Jobs"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn A $3.3 million settlement has been reached in a class action lawsuit that claimed a Consumer Reporting Agency (CRA) allegedly violated the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) when providing background check reports on job applicants for employment purposes, according to a report from Top Class Actions.Continue reading "Consumer Reporting Agency Reaches $3.3 Million Settlement in Lawsuit Over Alleged FCRA Violations"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn A study of 42 years of car-versus-pedestrian fatality data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has revealed the relative risk of a pedestrian fatality is 43 percent higher on Halloween, celebrated on October 31, and that the average Halloween results in four additional pedestrian deaths.Continue reading "Study Finds Relative Risk of Pedestrian Fatality is 43 Percent Higher on Halloween"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Virginia State Crime Commission staff members “made a stunning discovery” while reviewing the state’s Central Criminal Records Exchange (CCRE), finding that 750,000 records used for background checks were not in the system maintained by the Virginia State Police, according to a report by The Washington Post.Continue reading "Virginia Criminal Records Database Used for Background Checks Missing More than 750,000 Cases"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is reminding employers using E-Verify that they may not terminate or take adverse action against employees because of Tentative Nonconfirmations (TNC) until after the Social Security Administration (SSA) or Department of Homeland Security (DHS) have reviewed the case and the TNC becomes …Continue reading "USCIS Reminds Employers Using E-Verify Not to Terminate Employees for Tentative Nonconfirmations"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On October 11, 2018, a ruling in the case of Pendergrass v. Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) where the Plaintiff claimed WMATA’s criminal background check policy was discriminatory found that states are immune from lawsuits under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA).Continue reading "Court Rules in Criminal Background Check Case that States are Immune from Lawsuits Under FCRA"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn October 18, 2018, the New Orleans City Council (NOLA) passed a Ban the Box ordinance which will prohibit the City and City contractors from asking about the criminal history of potential employees on initial job applications. The legislation takes effect on March 1, 2019, according to a …Continue reading "New Orleans City Council Passes Ban the Box Ordinance that will take Effect in March 2019"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn A Philadelphia resident who was fired from his job as a driver for Uber because of a criminal record from the 1980s that was found on a background check has filed a federal lawsuit that claims the transportation network company discriminated against him, according to a report …Continue reading "Former Uber Driver Fired for Decades Old Criminal Record Files Federal Lawsuit Claiming Discrimination"
Written By Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) The National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS) – the global authority for the background screening profession – has recognized Dawn Standerwick, Vice President of Strategic Growth at Employment Screening Resources® (ESR), as the longest serving board member in the history of the NAPBS with nine years of service, …Continue reading "Dawn Standerwick Recognized as Longest Serving NAPBS Board Member after Nine Years of Service"