Rideshare Firms Settle with Chicago for $10.4 Million for Allegedly Performing Background Checks Not Consistent with City Ordinance

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On August 16, 2018, Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced the City of Chicago was preventing neighborhood violence by investing $10.4 million in youth mentoring programs coming from legal settlements with Uber, Lyft, and Via over allegations they performed background checks that were not consistent with standards set by …

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Supreme Court of California Affirms Employers Can Comply with Overlapping ICRAA and CCRAA During Background Checks

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The Supreme Court of California has reviewed a case to resolve a conflict in the Courts of Appeal over whether the Investigative Consumer Reporting Agencies Act (ICRAA) is unconstitutionally vague as applied to employment background checks because it overlaps with the Consumer Credit Reporting Agencies Act (CCRAA). …

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FBI Explains How Felon Passed Background Check to Buy Gun Used to Shoot Three Police Officers

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has responded to questions and explained the breakdown that allowed a dangerous felon to pass a background check to purchase a gun that he later used to shoot three Kansas City police officers, according to a report from FOX4 in Kansas …

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EEOC Sues Kansas School District for Allegedly Violating Equal Pay Act by Paying Women and Men Unequally

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) – the federal agency that enforces laws prohibiting employment discrimination – has filed a lawsuit that claims a Kansas school district violated the Equal Pay Act of 1963 by paying women and men unequally for doing a job with the …

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Congress Urged to Retain Background Check Reforms in Intelligence Appropriations Bill to Reduce Backlog in Investigations

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Representatives of industries supporting national security have sent a letter to House and Senate Intelligence Committee leaders urging them to retain critical background check reforms to the security clearance process in the Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Years 2018 and 2019 that would speed up information collection …

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Candidate Running for Office Who Claimed to Have College Degree Allegedly Faked Diploma

  Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn A candidate running for a State House seat in Florida who claimed to have a college degree appears to have allegedly faked her diploma after the university from which she supposedly received her education confirmed that she never finished school, according to an exclusive report from …

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ICE Announces Results of Operation that Served Form I-9 Audit Notices to More than 5,200 Businesses

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn In late July 2018, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) – a federal agency under the jurisdiction of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) that enforces laws governing border control – announced the results of a two-phase nationwide operation that served Form I-9 audit notices …

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Airplane Stolen and Crashed by Airline Employee in Seattle Area Raises Questions about Airport Security

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On August 10, 2018, an airline employee stole an empty passenger airplane at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, flew erratically for close to an hour while being followed by armed military jets, and then died after intentionally crashing the plane on an island in Puget Sound, a bizarre incident …

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Background Check Expert Says Checking Honesty and Integrity of Real Estate Agents is Mission Critical

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Checking the honesty and integrity of real estate agents is “mission critical” since they will have access to the homes, valuables, and personally identifiable information (PII) of their clients that can be used to commit identity theft, according to a background check expert interviewed for an article …

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Bill Strengthening Background Checks for Ride-Sharing Drivers in Illinois Becomes Law

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn A bill that strengthens background checks on ride-share drivers by requiring all individuals applying to be a driver for a ride-sharing service operating in Illinois to provide their full legal name, social security number (SSN), and date of birth for the background check process became law on …

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