Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn With a United States federal government shutdown occurring after the U.S. Senate did not approve an appropriations bill before the deadline of midnight on January 19, 2018, employers would be wise to recall the impact felt from the United States federal government shutdown of 2013. (UPDATE 01/22/2018: CNN reports the U.S. …Continue reading "How U.S. Federal Government Shutdown May Impact Employers"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Thousands of United Kingdom (UK) nationals have purchased fake degrees from a multi-million dollar diploma mill in Pakistan with buyers including National Health Service (NHS) consultants, nurses, and a large defense contractor, a British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) News investigation has discovered.Continue reading "BBC News Investigation Reveals Thousands of UK Nationals Bought Fake Degrees from Diploma Mill"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn With the demand for workers rising in the United States – the December 2017 jobs report revealed the unemployment rate to be 4.1 percent – companies in America are being forced “to consider workers they once would have turned away” and to provide “opportunities to people who have …Continue reading "Rising Demand for Workers in U.S. Leads to More Job Opportunities for Applicants with Criminal Records"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn In December of 2017, a federal Judge in Pennsylvania dismissed a class action lawsuit against Rite Aid Corporation claiming violations of the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) that regulates background checks for employment purposes for lack of standing under Article III of the United States Constitution.Continue reading "Judge Dismisses FCRA Class Action Lawsuit Against Rite Aid for Lack of Standing Under U.S. Constitution"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI) has revealed a total of 5,190 fatal work injuries were recorded in the United States in 2016 – a 7 percent increase from the 4,836 fatal injuries reported in 2015 – resulting in the third consecutive increase in annual workplace fatalities …Continue reading "More than 5,000 Fatal Workplace Injuries Occurred in United States in 2016"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On January 10, 2018, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) – the agency enforcing federal laws governing immigration – targeted 98 7-Eleven stores in the U.S. and arrested 21 suspected illegal immigrants in a nationwide crackdown on employers hiring undocumented workers, CNN reports.Continue reading "ICE Cracks Down on 7-Eleven Stores in Nationwide Operation Targeting Employers Hiring Illegal Workers"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On December 20, 2017, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie signed bipartisan legislation – Senate Bills 3306, 3307, and 3308 – that will change and modernize the state’s expungement system and help minor criminal offenders reclaim their lives, according to a press release from the Office of the Governor.Continue reading "New Jersey Passes Laws to Modernize State Expungement System to Help Minor Criminal Offenders"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On March 1, 2018, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) – the government agency that oversees lawful immigration to the United States – must dispose of E-Verify electronic employment verification system records dated on or before December 31, 2007. Employers using E-Verify have until February 28, 2018, to …Continue reading "Employers Wanting to Retain E-Verify Cases Older than 10 Years Must Download Data Before March 1"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn U.S. employers have reported the most optimistic hiring plans in a decade for the first quarter of 2018 with a seasonally adjusted Net Employment Outlook of +19 percent that is the highest in ten years, according to the ManpowerGroup Employment Outlook Survey of 11,500 employers for Q1 …Continue reading "Survey Finds U.S. Employers Have Most Optimistic Hiring Outlook in Decade"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The U.S. economy added 148,000 jobs while the unemployment rate and number of unemployed persons remained unchanged to 4.1 percent and 6.6 million in December 2017, according to the Employment Situation released by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics.Continue reading "U.S. Economy Adds 148,000 Jobs in December 2017 and More than Two Million Jobs for Entire Year"