Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The United States economy added 134,000 jobs in September 2018 while the unemployment rate declined to 3.7 percent during the month, according to the jobs report for September 2018 released by the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).Continue reading "September 2018 Jobs Report Shows U.S. Economy Added 134,000 Jobs"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On September 27, 2018, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced that four companies agreed to settle allegations that they falsely claimed certification under the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework and that two of these companies failed to abide by a key framework provision, according to an FTC press …Continue reading "FTC Reaches Settlements with Four Companies Over False Claims of Participation in EU-U.S. Privacy Shield"
Written By Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) – a leading global background screening firm – has prepared a free online Child Protection Training Resource Guide designed to create awareness among non-mandated reporters about the signs and circumstances surrounding child abuse. The guide is a narrated and animated PowerPoint video lasting thirty-five minutes and …Continue reading "Employment Screening Resources (ESR) Sponsors Free Child Protection Training Resource Guide for Non-Mandated Reporters"
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"
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"
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"
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"
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"
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"
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"