Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn With twenty-eight states and the District of Columbia legalizing medical marijuana, U.S. employers performing drug testing face a “conundrum” and are questioning whether they should “stop testing applicants for marijuana use now that more states have legalized it for medicinal or recreational purposes and popular acceptance of …Continue reading "Some Employers Questioning Whether to Stop Drug Testing Job Applicants for Marijuana Use"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) – a strategic choice for background screening – has released a whitepaper authored by ESR Founder and CEO Attorney Lester Rosen entitled ‘How to Choose an ATS to Work with Your Background Screening Firm’ that outlines critical factors that employers should consider …Continue reading "Employment Screening Resources Releases Whitepaper on How to Choose an ATS to Work with Your Background Screening Firm"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn A bipartisan group of U.S. senators and representatives have introduced “Ban the Box” legislation – the Fair Chance Act (S.842/H.R.1905) and the REDEEM Act (S.827/H.R.1906) – to ensure that job seekers who have a conviction record in their past are not unfairly shut out from federal …Continue reading "Congress Introduces Bipartisan Ban the Box Legislation to Help Job Seekers with Criminal Records"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is telling employees who used the new Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification downloaded between November 14, 2016 – the date the revised version of the Form I-9 was published – and November 17, 2016, to review the form to ensure Social Security …Continue reading "USCIS Tells Employers to Review Form I-9 for Social Security Number Glitch"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On April 5, 2017, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) held a public meeting at the agency’s headquarters in Washington, D.C., where experts examined the current state of the workforce in the United States and what jobs may be in future demand, according to a press …Continue reading "EEOC Examines Current State of U.S. Workforce and Future Demand for Jobs"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On April 12, 2017, the U.S. Secretary of Commerce announced that the newly launched Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework is accepting self-certifications to provide companies a mechanism to comply with Swiss data protection requirements when transferring personal data from Switzerland to the United States in support of …Continue reading "Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework Now Accepting Self-Certifications"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn A newly hired principal at Pittsburg High School in Kansas resigned from her job after student journalists uncovered some questionable credentials from an alleged “diploma mill” where people could purchase a degree, diploma, or certificates, according to an article in The Kansas City Star.Continue reading "High School Principal Resigns after Student Journalists Question Credentials from Alleged Diploma Mill"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On April 5, 2017, the New York City Council passed legislation – Introduction 1253-2016 – that will prohibit employers from inquiring about the salary history of job applicants during the hiring process and also from relying on salary history information to determine salary if that information …Continue reading "New York City to Prohibit Questions about Salary History of Job Applicants during the Hiring Process"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Figures released by Massachusetts officials show more than ten percent of drivers failed comprehensive background checks required under a state law for ride-hailing companies Uber and Lyft, with 8,200 drivers failing and more than 62,000 drivers passing the checks, according to an article on Boston.com.Continue reading "More than Ten Percent of Uber and Lyft Drivers Fail Background Checks in Massachusetts"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The United States economy added 98,000 jobs in March 2017 while the unemployment rate decreased by 0.2 percentage point to 4.5 percent, according to The Employment Situation report released by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics.Continue reading "U.S. Economy Adds 98,000 Jobs in March 2017"