Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS) has announced that the 2017 NAPBS Annual Conference will take place as scheduled from September 17 to 19, 2017, in Orlando, Florida. The NAPBS had been closely monitoring the impact of Hurricane Irma – a Category 4 hurricane that made …Continue reading "2017 NAPBS Annual Conference to Take Place as Scheduled in Florida from September 17 to 19"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Starting Monday, September 18, 2017, all employers in the United States must use the revised Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification (Revision Date 07/17/17 N) published by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) on July 17, 2017 and available at www.uscis.gov/i-9.Continue reading "Employers Must Start Using Revised Form I-9 by September 18"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On September 8, 2017, U.S. Congressman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) – whose 1996 bill created the pilot for the E-Verify system – introduced to Congress “The Legal Workforce Act” (H.R. 3711) which would require all U.S. employers to use E-Verify to check the work eligibility of new hires, according to a …Continue reading "Legal Workforce Act Would Require E-Verify Use by All U.S. Employers"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On September 7, 2017 – ironically the same day nationwide credit reporting agency Equifax announced it had suffered a massive data breach – Congress held a hearing entitled “Legislative Proposals for a More Efficient Federal Financial Regulatory Regime” to consider six proposals including one called “The FCRA …Continue reading "Congress Considers FCRA Liability Harmonization Act to Amend Fair Credit Reporting Act to Limit Damages in Class Action Lawsuits"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Employers concerned about credit reports used for background checks being affected by the massive Equifax data breach that compromised the personal information of roughly 143 million Americans — almost half the country – “can breathe somewhat easier knowing their employees won’t be affected,” according to the Bloomberg BNA article ‘Should …Continue reading "Massive Equifax Data Breach Should Not Affect Credit Reports Ordered by Employers for Background Checks"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn (Last Updated September 18, 2017) Federal courthouses in Southern Florida are reopening after closures caused by Hurricane Irma, a powerful Category 4 hurricane that made landfall in the Florida Keys on Sunday, September 10, 2017, according to the United States Courthouse website. Federal courthouses in Key West, Florida, and St. Thomas, Virgin Islands …Continue reading "Hurricane Irma Closes Courts in Florida"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Even with the dramatic rise in the use of opioids – which can include the illegal drug heroin and legally prescribed pain relievers such as OxyContin® and Vicodin® – some employers hoping to avoid hiring opioid-addicted workers through drug testing may not know the best type of drug …Continue reading "Employers Need to Use Proper Drug Testing Panels to Fight Opioid Epidemic in Workplace"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn A class action complaint filed against Marriott Ownership Resorts, Inc. claims the vacation ownership company allegedly violated the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) by failing to adequately disclose and obtain authorization to conduct background checks on job applicants.Continue reading "Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against Marriott Resorts for Alleged FCRA and California Labor Code Violations"
Written By Employment Screening Resources (ESR) Employment Screening Resources® (ESR), a leading global background check firm headquartered in the San Francisco Bay area, announced today that Kirk Bogue has joined the company as Vice President of Operations with overall responsibility for ESR’s operations and client services.Continue reading "Employment Screening Resources (ESR) Announces the Addition of Kirk Bogue as Vice President of Operations"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The United States economy added 156,000 jobs in August 2017 while the unemployment rate increased by 0.1 percentage point to 4.4 percent during the month, according to the Employment Situation for August 2017 report released by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics.Continue reading "August Employment Situation Report Shows US Economy Added 156,000 Jobs"