Background Check Expert Attorney Lester Rosen to Present Webinar about Criminal Records on April 11

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn To help employers understand the guidance from the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), Attorney Lester Rosen, founder and CEO of global background check firm Employment Screening Resources (ESR), will present a webinar entitled “Legally Obtaining and Using Criminal Records, and the Impact of the EEOC and …

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National Credit Reporting Agencies to Remove All Tax Liens from Consumer Credit Reports in April 2018

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn In March 2017, ESR News reported that national credit reporting agencies (NCRAs) Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion had announced the implementation of enhanced standards for the collection and timely updating of public record data included in consumer credit reports as part of the National Consumer Assistance Plan (NCAP) …

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FTC Opens Investigation into Privacy Practices of Facebook after Alleged Data Breach Involving 50 Million Users

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On March 26, 2018, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) – the primary federal privacy and data security enforcement agency – confirmed it has opened an investigation into the privacy practices of Facebook, the world’s largest social media platform with 2.2 billion monthly active users, after a data …

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San Francisco District Attorney Files Complaint Over Allegedly False Advertising about Background Checks

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The San Francisco District Attorney has filed a civil complaint against HomeAdvisor, Inc. and its parent company ANGI Homeservices, Inc., for allegedly broadcasting radio and television ads with false and misleading information about the background checks that HomeAdvisor performs on service providers sent to the homes of …

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E-Verify to Remain Available from March 23 to March 26 as System Modernization is Postponed

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Contrary to an earlier report, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has postponed the launch of enhancements to modernize E-Verify which will allow the employment eligibility verification system to remain available from March 23, 2018, at 12 a.m. to March 26, 2018, at 8 a.m. Eastern, and …

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FTC Offers Tips on How Consumers Can Avoid Tax Identity Theft Scams

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn With the deadline to file taxes on Tuesday, April 17, 2018, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) – the nation’s consumer protection agency – is offering tips on how to avoid tax identity theft scams that steal personal data and money based on the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) …

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Program Helps Ex-Offenders with Criminal Records Find Employment to Avoid Returning to Prison

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn An Illinois man with a criminal record who realized ex-offenders face challenges to avoid going back to prison in a state where the rate of recidivism – the tendency of a convicted criminal to re-offend – is 43 percent started a program to help former inmates released to …

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Employment Screening Resources Creates Interactive Ban the Box Map Showing Patchwork of Laws in United States

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Employment Screening Resources (ESR) – a leading global background check firm – has created an interactive Ban the Box Map to help employers better understand the current patchwork of Ban the Box laws in states, counties, and cities in America. The page is at www.esrcheck.com/Legislative-Compliance/Ban-the-Box/. “Ban the Box” …

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Background Screening Expert Attorney Lester Rosen to Speak at SHRM 2018 Talent Conference and Exposition

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) – the world’s largest HR professional society – will hold the SHRM 2018 Talent Conference & Exposition in Las Vegas, Nevada from April 16 to 18, 2018, that will feature speakers such as background screening expert Attorney Lester Rosen, founder …

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E-Verify Unavailable from March 23 to March 26 Due to System Enhancements

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The E-Verify electronic employment eligibility verification system will be temporarily unavailable from March 23, 2018, at 12 a.m. to March 26, 2018, at 8 a.m. Eastern Time due to system enhancements, according to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). For more information, E-Verify users should view the E-Verify …

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