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Thomas Ahearn is the ESR News Blog Editor. Please email comments & questions to tahearn@esrcheck.com.

Background Screening Expert Brad Landin to Speak at Marin County Employer Advisory Council Event

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

Brad Landin, president and chief compliance officer (CCO) at Employment Screening Resources® (ESR), a global background check firm headquartered in Novato, California, will speak at a Marin County Employer Advisory Council (EAC) event entitled “Documenting the Employer Employee Relationship and Pre-employment Inquiries” on Wednesday, July 19, 2017. To register for this event, please click here. Continue reading

California Employers Must Comply with Regulations for Use of Criminal History in Employment Decisions

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

California employers should be aware of the “California Fair Employment & Housing Council (FEHC) Consideration of Criminal History in Employment Decisions Regulations” that restrict the use of criminal records by employers in hiring and other employment decisions that took effect on July 1, 2017, according to an article posted on the Society for the Human Resource Management (SHRM) website. Continue reading

Study Finds Ban the Box Policies Increase Odds of Public Sector Employment for Ex-Offenders

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

A study released in January of 2017 entitled “Ban the Box, Convictions, and Public Sector Employment” has found that Ban the Box policies that remove criminal history questions from applications and delay such inquiries until later in the hiring process increased the odds of public sector employment for those job applicants with criminal records by close to 40 percent. This study may be downloaded here. Continue reading

Employment Screening Resources Successfully Completes SOC 2 Type 2 Data Security Audit for 2017

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Written By Employment Screening Resources (ESR)

Employment Screening Resources® (ESR), a leading global background check firm, has announced that independent auditors conducting a SOC 2® Type 2 examination of ESR’s operations for the six month testing period of November 2016 through April 2017 have issued a SOC 2 Type 2 report that states ESR management maintained effective controls over the privacy, security, and confidentiality of its employee background screening system. Continue reading

EEOC Claims Janitorial Service Deterred African-American Applicants with Criminal Background Checks

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has filed a lawsuit that claims janitorial service provider Diversified Maintenance Systems, LLC deterred African-American applicants by emphasizing the company performed criminal background checks, according to an EEOC press release. Continue reading

June Employment Situation Report Shows U.S. Economy Gained 222,000 Jobs

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

The United States economy added 222,000 jobs in June 2017 while the unemployment rate increased by 0.1 percentage point to 4.4 percent, according to The Employment Situation report released by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics. Continue reading

Employment Screening Resources National Account Executive Pri Murphy to Present Session at 2017 San Francisco HR Star Conference

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

Pri Murphy, the National Account Executive for San Francisco Bay area background check firm Employment Screening Resources® (ESR), will present a session on background check trends at the 2017 San Francisco HR Star Conference taking place on Wednesday, July 12, 2017, from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM, at the South San Francisco Conference Center. To learn more, visit www.hrstarconference.com/sf/. Continue reading

Employment Screening Resources and NEOGOV Announce Partnership for Integrated Background Check Solution

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Written By Employment Screening Resources (ESR)

Employment Screening Resources (ESR), a leading global background screening firm, and NEOGOV, the market and technology leader in on-demand human resources software for the public sector, have announced a partnership for an integrated background check solution. The integration will help employers to fill positions more quickly and easily with improved quality of hire and candidate experience while reducing time-to-hire. Continue reading

Uber Sued by Woman Who Claims She was Assaulted by Uber Driver with Criminal Past

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

A female student enrolled in a post-graduate program at a university in Kansas City, Missouri referred to as “Jane Doe” is suing Uber Technologies, Inc. and an Uber driver previously convicted of felony attempted first-degree murder that she claims sexually assaulted her, according to court documents. Continue reading

Ban the Box Laws Scheduled to Take Effect in Three States on July 1

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

On July 1, 2017, several “Ban the Box” laws – so called because they remove the box on job applications that applicants are asked to check if they have a criminal history and delay such questions until later in the hiring process – are scheduled to take effect in three states: Indiana, Pennsylvania, and Vermont. Continue reading