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

EEOC Litigation Report from Seyfarth Shaw Reveals Legal Developments and Trends

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

The law firm of Seyfarth Shaw LLP has released its annual report on U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) legal activities and court rulings entitled EEOC-Initiated Litigation: Case Law Developments In 2015 And Trends To Watch For In 2016 (Preview) that offers the most definitive source of analysis focusing exclusively on EEOC-related litigation. To download the complete report, click here. Continue reading

Safe Hiring Expert to Reveal Top Background Check Trends for 2016

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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 for Clear Law Institute titled ‘Top 10 Background Check Trends for 2016’ on Thursday, January 21, 2016 from 3:00 PM to 4:15 PM ET / 12:00 Noon PM to 1:15 PM PT. To register for the webinar, click here. Continue reading

ESR CEO Lester Rosen to Present Webinar on Social Media Screening Risks

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

Using social media to learn about potential employees can be an effective tool but comes with legal risks. To help employers understand this, Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) Founder and CEO Attorney Lester Rosen will present a Lorman Education Services live webinar – ‘Screening Applicants Using Social Networking Sites: Legal or Liability?’ – on January 18, 2016 from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM EST. Continue reading

FTC Report on Big Data Outlines Benefits and Risks for Businesses and Consumers

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

A report released by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) – Big Data: A Tool for Inclusion or Exclusion? Understanding the Issues – provides recommendations to businesses on how to properly use “big data” analytics while also highlighting the benefits and risks of “big data” for consumers in the United States. Continue reading

Employers Need to Know Top Trends for Background Checks in 2016

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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 TrainHR titled ‘The Top Ten Trends for Background Checks in 2016 – What Every Employer Needs to Know’ on Wednesday, January 13, 2016 at 10:00 PM PST / 1:00 PM EST. Continue reading

Employment Screening Resources Announces Integration with Egghart Consulting for Indian Gaming Agencies

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Employment Screening Resources (ESR), a leading global provider of on demand background check services, is pleased to announce a partnership with Egghart Consulting and integration with their Kodee Licensing Manager Software. Continue reading

New Jersey Issues Ban the Box Regulations and Guidance

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

On December 7, 2015, the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development (NJDOL) published its final regulations and guidance for Ban the Box legislation passed in the “Garden State” called The Opportunity to Compete Act (OTCA) which took effect immediately. The final regulations – and the NJDOL comments to those regulations – clarify some issues regarding the OTCA. Continue reading

Employment Screening Resources Releases Top Ten Background Check Trends for 2016

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

Employment Screening Resources® (ESR), a global background check firm, has released the 9th Annual ESR Top Ten Background Check Trends for 2016 selected by ESR Founder and CEO Attorney Lester Rosen. For the number one trend, Rosen foresees an increase in governmental oversight and enforcement of the background check industry in 2016. Continue reading

Employers Face New Background Check Laws and Issues in January 2016

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

Many employers in the United States will face several new laws and issues involving the background check process that will ring in the new year of 2016. Brief descriptions of some important background check laws and issues for 2016 that employers should be aware of in order to remain in compliance are listed below. For a list of important trends in the background check industry for 2016, please visit the Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) Top Ten Background Check Trends Page. Continue reading