President Trump Signs Executive Order to Maintain American Leadership in Artificial Intelligence (AI)

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On February 11, 2019, President of the United States Donald J. Trump signed an ‘Executive Order on Maintaining American Leadership in Artificial Intelligence (AI)’ since AI “promises to drive growth of the United States economy, enhance our economic and national security, and improve our quality of life.”

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Job Openings Reach Record High of 7.3 Million in December 2018

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The number of job openings in the United States reached a series high of 7.3 million on the last business day of December 2018 – the highest level since the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) started measuring them in 2000 – according to the Job Openings and Labor …

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BBB Offers Tips on Avoiding Romance Scams Just in Time for Valentine’s Day

  Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Just in time for Valentine’s Day, the Better Business Bureau (BBB) – whose mission is to be the leader in advancing marketplace trust – is offering tips on how to avoid online romance scams since online dating and social media have made it easier than ever …

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FCRA Requirement to Investigate Dispute Does Not Satisfy FDCPA Requirement to Report Disputed Debt

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On February 8, 2019, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois Eastern Division ruled in Francisco v. Midland Funding LLC and Midland Credit Management, Inc. (MCM) that compliance with the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) requirement to investigate a dispute within 30 days …

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Background Check Expert Attorney Lester Rosen to Present Webinar on How to Hire Slow and Fire Fast

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Attorney Lester Rosen, founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of background check firm Employment Screening Resources® (ESR), will host a live webinar entitled “Hire Slow and Fire Fast and other Hiring Tips and Tools” on Thursday, March 7, 2019, from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM Pacific Standard …

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Illinois Governor Signs Executive Order that Includes Ban on Salary History Questions for State Jobs

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On January 15, 2019 – during his first full day in office – Illinois Governor Jay Robert “J.B.” Pritzker signed Executive Order 2019-02, a package of legislation and executive orders designed to raise and protect the wages of working families that included a ban on asking applicants …

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Safe Hiring Expert Attorney Lester Rosen to Present Webinar on How to Spot Resume Fraud

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Do employers really know who they are hiring just by looking at a resume? To help employers find out, Attorney Lester Rosen, founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Employment Screening Resources® (ESR), will host a live webinar entitled “Lies and Resumes: Steps to Legally Identify and …

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Court Rules FCRA Prohibits All Extraneous Information in Background Check Disclosure Forms

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On January 29, 2019, the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals issued an opinion in Gilberg v. California Check Cashing Stores that the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) prohibits any and all extraneous information in required FCRA background check disclosures, even information about rights under state …

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Background Check Expert Tells SHRM that Screening Firms Need to Ensure Information Security

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Employers and screening firms conducting background checks will feel “pressure” to ensure information security and will be “interested in how artificial intelligence (AI) technology will improve the screening experience in 2019,” according to an article from the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).

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EEOC Equal Pay Discrimination Lawsuit Settled for More than $36,000

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn In January of 2019, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) – which enforces federal laws prohibiting employment discrimination – announced that a settlement of $36,802 was reached in an EEOC equal pay discrimination lawsuit, according to an EEOC press release.

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