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E-Verify Extended to December 11 After Government Shutdown Avoided

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

The E-Verify employment eligibility verification system due to expire at the end of the fiscal year on September 30, 2015 was extended to December 11, 2015 within hours of the deadline as part of a continuing resolution that funded the federal budget short term to avoid a government shutdown, according to a report from The Daily Signal. Continue reading

Top Ten Deadliest Jobs in America Revealed

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

What are the top ten deadliest civilian jobs in America with the highest fatal work injury rates? A preliminary total of 4,679 fatal work injuries were recorded in the United States in 2014, an increase of 2 percent over the revised count of 4,585 fatal work injuries in 2013, according to results from the national Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI) released in September 2015 by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Continue reading

Identity Theft Victimized 17.6 Million People in 2014

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

An estimated 17.6 million people in the United States – or about 7 percent of U.S. residents age 16 or older – were victims of at least one incident of identity theft in 2014, according to the report Victims of Identity Theft, 2014 from the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS). Continue reading

Top Trends for Background Checks Examined at ASIS 2015

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

To help security professionals stay up to date with latest trends in the background check industry, Attorney Lester Rosen, founder and CEO of Employment Screening Resources (ESR), will present a session titled “Ten Trends for Background Checks” at the ASIS International 61st Annual Seminar and Exhibits (ASIS 2015) in Anaheim, California. For more information about ASIS 2015, please visit ASIS 2015 webpage. Continue reading

Background Check Expert Lester Rosen to Present at ASIS 2015

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

Attorney and background check expert Lester Rosen, founder and CEO of Employment Screening Resources (ESR), will be one of the presenters for the session “Identifying and Mitigating Risks from Within” at the ASIS International 61st Annual Seminar and Exhibits (ASIS 2015) in Anaheim, California. For more information about ASIS 2015, please visit https://securityexpo.asisonline.org/Pages/default.aspx. Continue reading

Fair Chance Act Would Ban the Box for Federal Contractors

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

Members of Congress have introduced bipartisan legislation – The Fair Chance Act – that would “Ban the Box” and give ex-offenders a fair chance at finding employment by prohibiting federal contractors and federal agencies from asking about the criminal history of a job applicant until a conditional offer of employment is received, according to a press release on the website of U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ). Continue reading

Average Time To Hire Workers Jumps to Record 29 Days

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

The average time needed to hire workers to fill vacant job openings in the United States jumped to a record high of 29 days in July 2015, up from 26.8 days in June 2015, according to the DHI-DFH Mean Vacancy Duration Measure. The report quantifies the average number of working days taken to fill vacant job positions and found that U.S. employers took approximately an entire month to hire workers for their companies. Continue reading

Class Action Lawsuit Claims National Restaurant Chain Violated FCRA

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

A class action lawsuit filed in California federal court claims Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. violated the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) by having job applications where consent for applicant background checks was “hidden” in the document, according to a report from Top Class Actions. Continue reading

FTC Finds Unique Way to Explain FCRA to Employers

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has found a unique way to summarize key requirements of the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) to remind businesses that use background checks in making hiring decisions of their obligations under the FCRA. A post in the FTC Business Blog contains lyrics for “F-C-R-A” based on the classic hit song “Y.M.C.A” by the 1970’s disco group Village People. Continue reading

Amazon Faces Class Action Lawsuit for Alleged FCRA Violations

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

A class action lawsuit filed in Tampa, Florida claims the nation’s largest online retailer Amazon.com allegedly violated the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) by misusing consumer credit reports for hiring, termination, and assignment decisions, according to a report from Courthouse News Service. Continue reading