Former Uber Driver Fired for Decades Old Criminal Record Files Federal Lawsuit Claiming Discrimination

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn A Philadelphia resident who was fired from his job as a driver for Uber because of a criminal record from the 1980s that was found on a background check has filed a federal lawsuit that claims the transportation network company discriminated against him, according to a report …

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Dawn Standerwick Recognized as Longest Serving NAPBS Board Member after Nine Years of Service

Written By Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) The National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS) – the global authority for the background screening profession – has recognized Dawn Standerwick, Vice President of Strategic Growth at Employment Screening Resources® (ESR), as the longest serving board member in the history of the NAPBS with nine years of service, …

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Mayor of City in Florida Drops Ph.D. from Biography after Issuing School Revealed to Be Diploma Mill

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The Mayor of Temple Terrace, Florida has changed her profile on the city website by dropping the “Dr.” before her name and removing a reference to a Ph.D. in psychology “to address revelations that the Ph.D. she has long touted comes from a diploma mill and that she …

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Tenant Screening Company to Pay $3 Million to Settle FTC Charges of Failing to Meet FCRA Accuracy Requirements

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On October 16, 2018, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced that a tenant screening company in Texas agreed to pay $3 million to settle charges of failing to take reasonable steps to ensure the accuracy of information provided to landlords and property managers that caused renters to …

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2018 NAPBS Annual Conference Breaks Attendance Record

  Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS) – the leading national resource for issues related to the background screening profession – has announced that a record-breaking 882 background screening professionals attended the 2018 NAPBS Annual Conference.

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Public Records Expert Michael Sankey Honored as First Recipient of NAPBS Lifetime Achievement Award

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On October 14, 2018, public records expert Michael Sankey was honored as the first recipient of the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS) Lifetime Achievement Award. Sankey was part of the steering committee that in 2003 founded the NAPBS, a professional trade association for the background screening …

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Appeals Court Rules Walmart Not Liable in Negligent Hiring Case for Sexual Assault by Off-Duty Employee Out of Workplace

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn In September 2018, a California appeals court ruled a Walmart employee who was sexually assaulted by a co-worker while off-duty and out of the workplace could not proceed with her negligent hiring and retention claims against the company, according to an update from the Society for Human …

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Michigan Joins Ban the Box Movement and Removes Criminal History Question from State Job Applications

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On September 7, 2018, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder signed an executive directive instructing all state departments and agencies to “Ban the Box” and remove the felony question box that precedes job applications on NEOGOV – the website where residents can apply for state employment – and replace …

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Murder Suspect Lied on Background Check to Coach Youth Football Team

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn A man arrested on suspicion of murder who had a lengthy criminal record admitted he falsified his date of birth on a volunteer job application and provided false information for a background check to coach children in a Charlotte youth football league, according to a report from …

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Amended Massachusetts Ban the Box Law Takes Effect October 13

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On April 13, 2018, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker signed An Act Relative to Criminal Justice Reform (Senate Bill S.2371) to amend the state’s “Ban the Box” law and further restrict the ability of employers to consider the criminal history of job applicants during the hiring process. The Act …

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