Nearly 130 Employees at Chicago Public Schools Out of Jobs after Rescreening with Background Checks

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Nearly 130 Chicago Public Schools (CPS) employees – including nine teachers and 35 classroom aides – “have been terminated, recommended for dismissal, or simply resigned amid scrutiny” after a review of background checks performed on CPS workers, according to a report from The Chicago Tribune.

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One-Third of Americans Will Do Most Holiday Shopping Online but Two-Thirds Concerned about Identity Theft

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn One-third of American shoppers plan to do all or most of their holiday shopping online this year while more than two-thirds of these online holiday shoppers are concerned about identity theft, according to a survey commissioned by leading proactive identity theft protection service provider LifeLock.

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EEOC Issues Performance and Accountability Report for Fiscal Year 2018

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On November 15, 2018, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) – the federal agency that enforces laws prohibiting employment discrimination – issued its Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 Performance and Accountability Report (PAR) which reported significant increases in outreach efforts and enforcement actions to prevent and remedy …

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Employment Screening Resources (ESR) Named to 2018 HRO Today Magazine Baker’s Dozen for Top Pre-Employment Screening Services

Written By Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) – a leading global background check firm – has been named to the 2018 HRO Today Magazine Baker’s Dozen for Top Pre-Employment Screening Services (PDF). ESR was ranked top Midsize Program Pre-employment Screening Size of Deal Leader and recognized as a Midsize Program Pre-employment Screening Leader …

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FBI Completes Investigation into Unauthorized Flight of Aircraft from Seattle-Tacoma Airport

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has completed its investigation of the unauthorized flight of a Horizon Air Q400 aircraft from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in Washington by Richard Russell on Friday, August 10, 2018, and decided – given the death of Russell in the incident and his …

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Worker Accused of Illegally Downloading Employee Data Shows Need for Unauthorized Browsing Policy

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn A Chicago Public Schools (CPS) worker was fired from her job and charged with computer tampering and four felony counts of identity theft for illegally downloading personal data of CPS employees without permission, The Chicago Tribune reports. This incident shows the need for an “Unauthorized Browsing” policy.

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Home Service Provider Allegedly Recommended Contractor with Criminal Record Who Botched Job

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn A North Carolina couple claims that HomeAdvisor – a home service provider claiming to have “one of the industry’s most comprehensive screening processes”– recommended a contractor with a criminal record who left their home renovation project a “disaster,” according to WCNC-TV in Charlotte, NC.

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Hiring Veterans Is Right Thing and Smart Thing To Do for Businesses

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn In honor of Veterans Day observed annually on November 11 – when Americans thank veterans for their service in the United States military – business and technology leaders would be wise to help the approximately 200,000 U.S. service members who are making the transition to civilian life each year …

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Stanford University Faces Class Action Lawsuit for Alleged FCRA Violations with Background Checks

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn A class action lawsuit filed in a Northern California District Court in October of 2018 claims Stanford University procured background checks for employment purposes without obtaining the proper authorization from job applicants in an alleged violation of the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) that regulates the …

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Amendment 4 Approved by Florida Voters to Restore Voting Rights of Over One Million Ex-Offenders

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On November 6, 2018, Florida voters approved Amendment 4 with almost 65 percent of the vote – the measure needed at least 60 percent to become law – allowing approximately 1.2 million convicted ex-offenders in the state to automatically have their voting rights restored, according to The …

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