Employment Screening Resources (ESR) Completes Annual Privacy Shield Re-Certification for 2018

Written By Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) – a leading global background check firm – has received notification from the U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration (ITA) that ESR’s annual submission for its self-certification of adherence to the Privacy Shield Framework has been finalized and is effective as of September 26, 2018.

Continue reading "Employment Screening Resources (ESR) Completes Annual Privacy Shield Re-Certification for 2018"

Safe Hiring Expert to Speak about Background Checks in California to Santa Clara County EAC

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Attorney Lester Rosen, founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of global background check firm Employment Screening Resources® (ESR), will speak at a Santa Clara County Employer Advisory Council (EAC) event about “Background Checks in California: State Specific Rules and More” on Tuesday, October 23, 2018, from 8:00 …

Continue reading "Safe Hiring Expert to Speak about Background Checks in California to Santa Clara County EAC"

Positivity Rate for Opioids Added to DOT Drug Testing Panel Notably Higher than Traditional Opiates

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Data from the Quest Diagnostics Drug Testing Index™ shows that the positivity rate for four opioids recently added to the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) drug test program was notably higher than the rate observed among more traditional opiates, according to a blog from Quest Diagnostics.

Continue reading "Positivity Rate for Opioids Added to DOT Drug Testing Panel Notably Higher than Traditional Opiates"

Uber Agrees to Pay $148 Million Settlement to Resolve Allegations from 2016 Data Breach Cover Up

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On September 26, 2018, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra and San Francisco District Attorney George Gascón announced that Uber Technologies, Inc. agreed to a $148 million nationwide settlement to resolve allegations that the transportation network company (TNC) violated state data breach reporting and reasonable data security laws …

Continue reading "Uber Agrees to Pay $148 Million Settlement to Resolve Allegations from 2016 Data Breach Cover Up"

Judge Approves Proposed $1.3 Million Settlement for Alleged FCRA Violations with Background Checks

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn In August 2018, a California federal judge preliminarily approved a proposed $1.3 million class action lawsuit settlement against an American company working in the healthcare industry for alleged violations of the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) and state law caused by the company’s background check authorization …

Continue reading "Judge Approves Proposed $1.3 Million Settlement for Alleged FCRA Violations with Background Checks"

Furniture Retailer Reaches Agreement with EEOC to Revise Criminal Background Check Procedures

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On September 24, 2018, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) – the agency enforcing federal laws prohibiting employment discrimination – announced it reached an agreement with furniture retailer Rooms To Go to implement revised criminal background check policies to comply with Title VII of the Civil …

Continue reading "Furniture Retailer Reaches Agreement with EEOC to Revise Criminal Background Check Procedures"

Background Check Expert to Speak about Biggest Hiring Pitfalls at 2018 HR Comply California

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Attorney Lester Rosen, founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of global background check firm Employment Screening Resources® (ESR), will present a session entitled “Today’s Biggest Hiring Pitfalls: California Background Checks, Ban-the-Box, Salary History Inquiries, and More” during 2018 HR Comply California on Thursday, October 18, 2018, from …

Continue reading "Background Check Expert to Speak about Biggest Hiring Pitfalls at 2018 HR Comply California"

Chicago Public Schools Announces Background Check Results of Rescreening of Employees

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The Chicago Public Schools (CPS) has conducted a background check on each of its 43,332 active school-based and central office employees and 97.9 percent cleared their rescreening and have returned to work on for 2018-2019 school year, according to a statement from CPS Chief Executive Officer (CEO) …

Continue reading "Chicago Public Schools Announces Background Check Results of Rescreening of Employees"

Amendment to San Francisco Ban the Box Law Called Fair Chance Ordinance Takes Effect October 1

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn In April 2018, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors passed an amendment to a Ban the Box law called the Fair Chance Ordinance (FCO) that restricts the ability of employers to ask about the criminal records of applicants and employees to align the FCO with California Assembly …

Continue reading "Amendment to San Francisco Ban the Box Law Called Fair Chance Ordinance Takes Effect October 1"

CFPB Issues Updated FCRA Model Disclosures

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On September 12, 2018, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) – also known as the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (BCFP) and the United States government agency responsible for consumer protection in the financial sector – issued an interim final rule updating two model disclosures to reflect …

Continue reading "CFPB Issues Updated FCRA Model Disclosures"