New Jersey Passes Laws to Modernize State Expungement System to Help Minor Criminal Offenders

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On December 20, 2017, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie signed bipartisan legislation – Senate Bills 3306, 3307, and 3308 – that will change and modernize the state’s expungement system and help minor criminal offenders reclaim their lives, according to a press release from the Office of the Governor.

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Employers Wanting to Retain E-Verify Cases Older than 10 Years Must Download Data Before March 1

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On March 1, 2018, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) –  the government agency that oversees lawful immigration to the United States – must dispose of E-Verify electronic employment verification system records dated on or before December 31, 2007. Employers using E-Verify have until February 28, 2018, to …

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Survey Finds U.S. ​Employers​ ​Have​ Most ​Optimistic​ ​Hiring Outlook​ ​in​ ​​Decade

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn U.S. employers have reported the most optimistic hiring plans in a decade for the first quarter of 2018 with a seasonally adjusted Net Employment Outlook of +19 percent that is the highest in ten years, according to the ManpowerGroup Employment Outlook Survey of 11,500 employers for Q1 …

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U.S. Economy Adds 148,000 Jobs in December 2017 and More than Two Million Jobs for Entire Year

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The U.S. economy added 148,000 jobs while the unemployment rate and number of unemployed persons remained unchanged to 4.1 percent and 6.6 million in December 2017, according to the Employment Situation released by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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Employment Screening Resources to Present Webinar on Top Ten Background Check Trends of 2018

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Leading global background check provider Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) will present a live webinar hosted by ESR founder and CEO Attorney Lester Rosen entitled “ESR Top Ten Background Check Trends for 2018” that will take place on Wednesday, January 17, 2018, from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM Noon Pacific …

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Safe Hiring Expert Examines Background Checks of Non-Traditional Applicants in Webinar on January 10

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn To help employers with the background checks of applicants who do not fall under “traditional” job categories, Attorney Lester S. Rosen, founder and CEO of Employment Screening Resources® (ESR), will present the webinar “Background Checks of Non-Traditional Applicants” for online continuing education provider Clear Law Institute on Wednesday, January 10, …

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Employment Screening Resources (ESR) Releases Top Ten Background Check Trends for 2018

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) – a leading global background check firm – has released the 11th annual “ESR Top Ten Background Check Trends” for 2018 that feature emerging and influential trends in the background screening industry for the coming year. The top ten background check trends for 2018 are …

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Review of Safe Hiring Manual by Attorney Lester Rosen Calls Book an Encyclopedia of Hiring Guidelines

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The third edition of “The Safe Hiring Manual”  (Facts On Demand Press/826 Pages/2017) authored by Employment Screening Resources (ESR) founder and CEO Attorney Lester Rosen is “an encyclopedia of hiring guidelines,” according to a review in the December 2017 issue of Security Management magazine.

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Millennials Expanding in Workforce Will Make Background Checks More Applicant Friendly in 2018

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn “Millennials” – people aged 20 to 35 in 2016 – are expected to overtake “Baby Boomers” aged 52 to 70 in population in 2019, according to the Pew Research Center. The fact that technically savvy Millennials have overtaken Baby Boomers as the largest segment of the U.S. workforce …

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Local Ban the Box Laws Will Be Challenged as Less Effective than Statewide Laws with Incentives for Employers in 2018

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn As of January 2018, 30 states and more than 150 cities and counties in America have passed “Ban the Box” laws that remove questions about criminal history from job applications and delay such inquiries until later in the hiring process. The fact that employers will have to deal …

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