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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State of Washington Enacts Ban the Box Law to Restrict Employers from Asking About Criminal History

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On March 13, 2018, Washington Governor Jay Inslee signed into law the Fair Chance Act (HB 1298) to extend “Ban the Box” legislation protections to applicants seeking jobs with both public and private employers in the state, according to a news release from the National Employment Law …

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More than 100 Background Screening Firms Now Accredited through NAPBS Accreditation Program

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS) – which represents the interests of over 900 member companies around the world that offer tenant, employment, and background screening – has announced that more than 100 background screening companies are now accredited through the Background Screening Agency Accreditation …

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Vermont Law Restricts Employer Access to Social Media Accounts of Employees and Applicants

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On January 1, 2018,  Vermont House Bill 462 (H. 462) took effect and added a new section to the Vermont Statutes Annotated (V.S.A.) relating to social media privacy for employees that restricts the access to and use of social media accounts of employees and applicants by employers.

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Safe Hiring Expert Attorney Lester Rosen to Present Webinar on Background Checks on March 28

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Attorney Lester Rosen, founder and CEO of leading global background check firm Employment Screening Resources (ESR), will present a webinar with Business & Legal Resources (BLR) entitled “Ban-the-Box, Background Checks, and Salary Inquiries: The Latest Update and Legal Tripwires to Avoid” on Wednesday, March 28, 2018, from 1:30 …

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Jobs Report Shows U.S. Economy Added 313,000 Jobs in February 2018

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The United States economy added 313,000 jobs in February 2018 while the unemployment rate remained unchanged at 4.1 percent for the fifth consecutive month, according to the jobs report released by the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

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OIG Audit Report Finds Census Bureau Background Check Program Not Fully Prepared for 2020 Census

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn In February of 2018, the Office of Inspector General (OIG) released an audit report entitled “2020 Census: The Bureau’s Background Check Office Is Not Fully Prepared for the 2020 Census” that reviewed the revised background check policies and procedures of the United States Census Bureau as well …

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FTC Report Finds Less Consumer Complaints about Fraud in 2017 But More Money Lost than in 2016

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) – a primary federal privacy and data security enforcement agency – has released the 2017 Consumer Sentinel Network Data Book that found the number of consumer complaints about fraud dropped in 2017 while the amount of money lost was more than in …

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San Francisco District Attorney Applies Proposition 64 Retroactively to All Marijuana Cases Since 1975

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The San Francisco District Attorney’s Office has announced the retroactive application of Proposition 64 – a voter initiative passed in November 2016 legalizing the possession and recreational use of marijuana for adults ages 21 years or older – to misdemeanor and felony convictions dating back to 1975.

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Safe Hiring Expert Attorney Lester Rosen to Present Webinar on Background Checks on March 21

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Attorney Lester Rosen, founder and CEO of leading global background check firm Employment Screening Resources (ESR), will present a webinar entitled Background Checks: Best Practices, Trends, and Legal Compliance on March 21, 2018, from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM ET. The webinar is the first in a …

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