Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On June 28, 2018, Governor Jerry Brown signed into law a comprehensive internet privacy and data breach protection bill called the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (Assembly Bill 375), according to a press release on the website of Senator Bill Dodd (D-Napa), one of the authors …Continue reading "Governor Brown Signs California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 into Law in Response to Recent Data Breaches"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS) has released the results of its second annual background screening survey of Human Resources (HR) professionals that revealed 95 percent of employers said their organization is conducting employment background screening in 2018.Continue reading "NAPBS Survey Reveals 95 Percent of Employers Conducting Employment Background Screening in 2018"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Leading global background check firm Employment Screening Resources (ESR) will co-sponsor a webinar entitled “Managing Form I-9 Compliance in an Era of Enhanced Workforce Enforcement” presented by HR software technology company EMP Trust and featuring speaker and author Gloria Aitken, an analyst with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration …Continue reading "Employment Screening Resources to Co-Sponsor Form I-9 and E-Verify Compliance Webinar on July 26"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On June 26, 2018, voters in Oklahoma approved an initiative – State Question 788 (SQ 788) – that will legalize the use of medical marijuana. Oklahoma is now one of 30 states that permit medical marijuana usage in America. However, the use of marijuana for any purpose …Continue reading "Oklahoma Voters Approve Initiative to Legalize Use of Medical Marijuana"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On June 25, 2018, New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced that the state’s Department of Financial Services (DFS) issued a final regulation to protect New Yorkers from the threat of data breaches at credit reporting agencies such as the massive Equifax data breach that exposed the personal …Continue reading "New York Issues Regulation to Protect New Yorkers from Data Breaches at Credit Reporting Agencies"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn In April of 2018, Arizona Governor Doug Ducey signed into law two pieces of legislation that will affect most employers in the state when they both take effect on July 21, 2018. House Bill 2154 (HB 2154) will give employers updated guidance and notice procedures when dealing with …Continue reading "Two Arizona Laws Addressing Data Breaches and Hiring Ex-Offenders Take Effect on July 21"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) is reminding employers who perform DOT-regulated drug testing on job applicants to use the revised Federal Drug Testing Custody and Control Form (CCF) that was approved in 2017 after June 30, 2018, according to a notice from the DOT. The current CCF …Continue reading "DOT Reminds Employers to Use Revised Federal Drug Testing Custody and Control Form After June 30"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On June 18, 2018, a federal judge reluctantly dismissed 16 lawsuits faulting the background check system used by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) for enabling convicted murderer Dylann Roof to kill nine black worshipers in a Charleston, South Carolina church in 2015, according to the Courthouse News Service …Continue reading "Judge Dismisses Lawsuits Faulting FBI Background Check System for Charleston Church Shooting"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On June 15, 2018, Chicago Public Schools (CPS) announced that all adults who regularly work in schools – including CPS employees, coaches, volunteers, and vendors – will undergo background checks for rescreening before school starts for the 2018-2019 academic year, according to a CPS press release. The …Continue reading "Chicago Public Schools Announces All Adult Workers Will Undergo Background Checks for Rescreening"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Pri Murphy, a National Account Executive for Employment Screening Resources® (ESR), will present a session entitled “Background Screening Trends for California Employers” at the 2018 San Francisco HR Star Conference taking place on Wednesday, July 11, 2018, from 8:15 AM to 4:45 PM, at the South San …Continue reading "Employment Screening Resources (ESR) National Account Executive Pri Murphy to Present Session at 2018 San Francisco HR Star Conference"