High School Principal Resigns after Student Journalists Question Credentials from Alleged Diploma Mill

  Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn A newly hired principal at Pittsburg High School in Kansas resigned from her job after student journalists uncovered some questionable credentials from an alleged “diploma mill” where people could purchase a degree, diploma, or certificates, according to an article in The Kansas City Star.

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New York City to Prohibit Questions about Salary History of Job Applicants during the Hiring Process

  Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On April 5, 2017, the New York City Council passed legislation – Introduction 1253-2016 – that will prohibit employers from inquiring about the salary history of job applicants during the hiring process and also from relying on salary history information to determine salary if that information …

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More than Ten Percent of Uber and Lyft Drivers Fail Background Checks in Massachusetts

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Figures released by Massachusetts officials show more than ten percent of drivers failed comprehensive background checks required under a state law for ride-hailing companies Uber and Lyft, with 8,200 drivers failing and more than 62,000 drivers passing the checks, according to an article on Boston.com.

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U.S. Economy Adds 98,000 Jobs in March 2017

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The United States economy added 98,000 jobs in March 2017 while the unemployment rate decreased by 0.2 percentage point to 4.5 percent, according to The Employment Situation report released by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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Attorney Lester Rosen to Speak about Reference Checking and Education Verifications at SHRM 2017 Talent Management Conference

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Attorney Lester Rosen, founder and CEO of global background check firm Employment Screening Resources® (ESR), will present a session entitled ‘Legal and Effective Reference Checking, Credential, and Education Verification’ on Wednesday, April 26, 2017, from 9:45 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. CST at the Society for Human Resource …

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Employment Screening Resources Creates Infographic for Los Angeles Ban the Box Ordinance

  Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Employment Screening Resources® (ESR), a global provider of background checks located in California, has issued a City of Los Angeles Ban the Box Ordinance Infographic that outlines employment requirements and impact of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance (FCIHO) that took effect January …

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Attorney Lester Rosen to Speak about Social Media Background Screening at SHRM 2017 Talent Management Conference

  Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Attorney Lester Rosen, founder and CEO of global background check firm Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) will present a session entitled ‘Social Media Background Screening. Is it Right for My Company?’ on Monday, April 24, 2017, from 10:45 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. CST at the Society for …

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Lawsuit Claims Three Credit Reporting Agencies Allegedly Violated FCRA by Reporting Old Debt

  Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn An Illinois woman has filed a lawsuit filed against the three major nationwide credit reporting agencies – Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion – claiming that they allegedly violated the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) by failing to observe her bankruptcy and reporting discharged debt, according to …

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DOJ Settles Immigration Related Discrimination Claim Against Pizza Chain

  Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The United States Department of  Justice (DOJ) has reached a settlement agreement with Pizzerias, LLC that resolves the DOJ’s investigation into whether the pizza delivery chain based in Miami, Florida violated the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) with discrimination against work-authorized immigrants when checking their work …

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Compliance Remains Top Priority when Choosing Background Screening Providers

  Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn With the laws governing background checks constantly shifting and regulatory oversight ever expanding, the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) interviewed background screening industry experts for the article ‘How to Choose the Best Background Screening Provider’ and found that compliance with background check laws is the top …

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