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

Complaint Claims Violations of California ICRAA by Consumer Reporting Agency

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

A complaint filed in Superior Court of California County of San Francisco claims a Consumer Reporting Agency (CRA) has violated the Investigative Consumer Reporting Agencies Act (ICRAA), California Civil Code § 1786 ET SEQ. The ICRAA “regulates the procurement, content, and use of criminal, credit, medical, and other background checks by investigative credit reporting agencies and employers.” Continue reading

Restaurant and Arcade Chain Faces FCRA Class Action Lawsuit Over Background Checks

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

A proposed class action lawsuit claims that restaurant and arcade chain Dave & Buster’s allegedly disregarded the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) when conducting background checks for employment purposes on prospective employees, according to a report from TopClassActions.com. Continue reading

Employment Screening Resources Commentary on Alleged Shootings by Uber Driver Published on CNN

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

The shooting deaths of six people in Kalamazoo, Michigan – where the alleged gunman supposedly picked up fares while working as an Uber driver during the killing spree – raises questions about personal safety in the “gig economy” where strangers use software applications to provide a host of services for others, according to Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) president and chief compliance officer Brad Landin in his opinion piece ‘Vetting drivers in the age of Uber’ on CNN.com. Continue reading

Safe Hiring Expert Examines FCRA and Background Checks in Webinar

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

Attorney Lester Rosen, Founder and CEO of Employment Screening Resources (ESR), will present a webinar with Compliance Online titled “The Federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) and Background Checks” on Friday, February 26, 2016 at 10:00 AM PST / 1:00 PM ESR. This webinar will explain the FCRA and regulations employers should comply with while hiring new employees to avoid getting into legal issues in the future. Continue reading

Webinar Helps Employers Comply with EEOC Guidance on Criminal Records

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

To help employers comply with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) Guidance on the use of criminal records, Attorney Lester Rosen, founder and CEO of background check firm Employment Screening Resources (ESR), will present a live webinar with Aurora Training Advantage entitled “EEOC Criminal Records Update” on February 25, 2016 from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM EST (11:00 AM to 12:30 PM PST). Continue reading

Employment Screening Resources Releases Updated Whitepaper on Social Media Background Checks

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

Since many employers are using the Internet to recruit and screen jobs applicants, Employment Screening Resources® (ESR), a global provider of background checks, has released an update of its complimentary whitepaper ‘Ten Potential Dangers When Using Social Media Background Checks’ to help them avoid legal risk online. The whitepaper is available for free download at http://www.esrcheck.com/Whitepapers/Social-Media-Background-Checks/. Continue reading

International Background Checks Webinar Helps Employers Hire Best Workers in World

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

To help employers hire the best workers in the world, Attorney Lester Rosen, Founder and CEO of Employment Screening Resources (ESR), will present a webinar with A to Z Compliance on ‘International Background Checks:  Global Due Diligence and Legal Compliance’ on February 24, 2016, at 1:00 PM ET / 10:00 AM PT. Continue reading

FTC Files Charges Against Alleged High School Diploma Mills

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has filed charges against two operators of alleged online high schools that claim to be legitimate but are “little more than diploma mills charging anywhere from $135 to $349 for a worthless certificate,” according to a press release on the FTC website. Continue reading

Safe Hiring Expert Reviews Book on Criminal Records in America

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

“The Eternal Criminal Record” (Harvard University Press 2015) by Professor James B. Jacobs “covers critical topics and is essential reading for anyone dealing with background checks and the impact of criminal records on individuals,” according to a book review by Attorney Lester Rosen, founder and CEO of San Francisco, California area background check firm Employment Screening Resources® (ESR). Continue reading

NFL to Background Check Players Entering 2016 Draft for Criminal Convictions

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

All college football players planning to enter the 2016 National Football League (NFL) Draft will undergo a criminal record background check that could bar them from attending the NFL Scouting Combine or the NFL Draft if convictions for domestic violence, sexual assault, or weapons charges are revealed, according to a news story on NFL.com. Continue reading