Employment Screening Resources and NEOGOV Announce Partnership for Integrated Background Check Solution

Written By Employment Screening Resources (ESR) Employment Screening Resources (ESR), a leading global background screening firm, and NEOGOV, the market and technology leader in on-demand human resources software for the public sector, have announced a partnership for an integrated background check solution. The integration will help employers to fill positions more quickly and easily with improved …

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Uber Sued by Woman Who Claims She was Assaulted by Uber Driver with Criminal Past

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn A female student enrolled in a post-graduate program at a university in Kansas City, Missouri referred to as “Jane Doe” is suing Uber Technologies, Inc. and an Uber driver previously convicted of felony attempted first-degree murder that she claims sexually assaulted her, according to court documents.

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Ban the Box Laws Scheduled to Take Effect in Three States on July 1

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On July 1, 2017, several “Ban the Box” laws – so called because they remove the box on job applications that applicants are asked to check if they have a criminal history and delay such questions until later in the hiring process – are scheduled to take effect …

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California FEHC Regulations for Considering Criminal History in Employment Decisions take Effect July 1

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The California Fair Employment & Housing Council (FEHC) – the state agency charged with enforcing California’s civil rights laws – has approved the “California FEHC’s Consideration of Criminal History in Employment Decisions Regulations” that will take effect on July 1, 2017, and restrict the use of criminal records by employers in hiring …

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Jury Awards Record Damages of $60 Million after Finding Credit Reporting Agency Violated FCRA

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On June 20, 2017, a federal jury in California awarded a record $60 million in statutory and punitive damages after finding that major credit reporting agency TransUnion allegedly violated the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) when performing credit checks by confusing consumers with individuals found in the United States …

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Louisiana to Ban the Box on Admissions Applications for Public Colleges and Universities

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards has signed into law “Ban the Box” legislation – ACT 276 – House Bill 688 (HB 688) – that will prohibit public postsecondary education institutions from inquiring about the criminal history of prospective students prior to their acceptance for admission except for history …

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Business Practices Mission Critical for NAPBS Accredited Background Screening Firms

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Business practices that ensure proper character of owners and employees, worker training, and quality assurance are mission critical for background screening firms accredited by the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS®). The business practices of a background screening firm are the foundation that helps them perform accurate and …

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Service Standards Important for NAPBS Accredited Background Screening Firms

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Policies and procedures to ensure maximum possible accuracy when obtaining, recording, and reporting verification information for their clients is important for background screening firms accredited by the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS®). Verifications of past education and past employment of job applicants are a necessary part of …

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Product Standards Required for NAPBS Accredited Background Screening Firms

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Ensuring high standards for public record researchers are met through policies for data products used for background checks is required for background screening firms accredited by the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS®). Criminal record information gathered by these researchers at county courts is an important part of …

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Client Education Necessary for NAPBS Accredited Background Screening Firms

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Informing clients of legal responsibilities and requirements imposed by the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) and state screening laws is necessary for background screening firms accredited by the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS®). Employers must learn their legal responsibilities when using background checks for employment purposes. …

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