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Employment Screening Resources to Announce Annual Top Ten Background Check Trends for 2016

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

Employment Screening Resources® (ESR), a leading global screening provider that enables employers to make informed hiring decisions quickly and easily, will announce the selection of the 9th annual ‘ESR Top Ten Background Check Trends for 2016’ by ESR Founder and CEO Attorney Lester Rosen during the month of December 2015. The list featuring emerging and influential trends in the background check industry will be available at http://www.esrcheck.com/ESR-Top-Ten-Background-Check-Trends. Continue reading

Solid November Jobs Report Shows 211000 Jobs Added to Economy

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

The U.S. economy increased by 211,000 jobs in November 2015 while the unemployment rate and the number of unemployed persons remained unchanged at 5.0 percent and 7.9 million respectively, according to ‘THE EMPLOYMENT SITUATION — NOVEMBER 2015’ jobs report released by the Department of Labor’s (DOL) Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Continue reading

Employment Screening Resources Releases Whitepaper Revealing Most Common Ways Employees Sue Employers Under FCRA

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

Employment Screening Resources® (ESR), a leading global screening firm providing on demand access to background screening services that enable employers to quickly make informed hiring decisions, has released a whitepaper written by ESR Founder and CEO Attorney Lester Rosen titled “Common Ways Prospective or Current Employees Sue Employers Under the FCRA.” Continue reading

California Supreme Court to Consider Whether ICRAA Unconstitutionally Vague when Applied to Background Checks

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

The California Supreme Court will review a California Court of Appeal decision in the case of Connor v. First Student, Inc. which held the Investigative Consumer Reporting Agencies Act (ICRAA) “is not unconstitutionally vague” when applied to background checks on employees that are subject to both the ICRAA and the Consumer Credit Reporting Agencies Act (CCRRA). Continue reading

Portland OR Joins Ban the Box Movement

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

The Portland (Oregon) City Council has unanimously passed a “Ban the Box” ordinance that will prevent employers from asking job applicants about their conviction history on applications or during interviews in order to eliminate barriers to employment for applicants with criminal backgrounds. This Ban the Box ordinance and its administrative rules will go into effect on July 1, 2016. Continue reading

USCIS Proposes Changes to Form I-9 Used for Employment Eligibility Verification

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) – the government agency that oversees lawful immigration to the United States – has published a notice in the Federal Register to inform the public of proposed changes to Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification used to prove the identity of newly hired employees and confirm their eligibility to work in the United States. Continue reading

Tips on Avoiding Identity Theft on Black Friday and Cyber Monday

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

The Better Business Bureau (BBB) is offering consumers tips on avoiding identity theft and other scams on “Black Friday,” the Friday after Thanksgiving that officially kicks off the Holiday shopping season, and “Cyber Monday,” the following Monday that is one of the biggest days of the year for online sales. Continue reading

EEOC Report Reveals Focus on Systemic Discrimination

 

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has released its annual Fiscal Year 2015 Performance and Accountability Report (PAR) on activities during the past fiscal year from October 1, 2014 through September 30, 2015 that were designed to meet the priorities outlined in the EEOC Strategic Enforcement Plan (SEP) for Fiscal Years 2012-2016. Continue reading

Safe Hiring Expert Authors HR Module on Criminal History Screening of Global Job Applicants

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

Attorney and safe hiring expert Lester Rosen, Founder and CEO of background check firm Employment Screening Resources® (ESR), has authored a module of the Global HR Practitioner Handbook Volume 3 titled “Criminal History Screening of Global Job Applicants: Hidden Dangers Employers Should Know” that is available at the Global Immersion Press e-store. Continue reading

Wisconsin Latest State to Join E-Verify RIDE Program

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) – the government agency that oversees lawful immigration to the United States – has announced that Wisconsin has become the latest state to join the Records and Information from DMVs for E-Verify (RIDE) Program beginning on November 15, 2015. Continue reading