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Thomas Ahearn is the ESR News Blog Editor. Please email comments & questions to tahearn@esrcheck.com.

Chattanooga Police Dealing with Backlog of 23,000 Expunged Criminal Records that Could Affect Background Checks and Hiring

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

The Chattanooga, Tennessee Police Department is working to process a backlog of at least 23,000 orders for expunged criminal files, where a legal record of an arrest or a criminal conviction is sealed and erased in the eyes of the law, which could affect the hiring of job seekers with criminal records that undergo background checks, according to a report from the Chattanooga Times Free Press. Continue reading

Safe Hiring Expert Attorney Lester Rosen to Host Webinar on Background Checks and Negligent Hiring

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

Attorney Lester Rosen, founder and CEO of Employment Screening Resources (ESR), will host a webinar for Clear Law Institute entitled “Background Checks, Negligent Hiring, and Legal Compliance” on Tuesday, March 29, 2016, from 12:00 p.m. Noon to 1:15 p.m. PST. To register for the event, please visit http://clearlawinstitute.com/shop/webinars/background-checks-negligent-hiring-legal-compliance/. Continue reading

Class Action Lawsuit Claims Negligent Hiring by Hospital Put Thousands of Patients at Risk

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

A class action lawsuit filed in a Colorado Federal Court claims a hospital put thousands of its patients at risk through the negligent hiring of a surgical technologist who potentially exposed them to viruses such as HIV, hepatitis B, or hepatitis C, according to the Denver Post. Continue reading

Employment Screening Resources’ Dawn Standerwick Accepts Position on HR Tech Alliances Advisory Board

 

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

Employment Screening Resources® (ESR), a leading global provider of background screening services, announced today that Dawn Standerwick, ESR Vice President of Strategic Growth, has accepted her nomination to become a member of the Advisory Board of HR Tech Alliances, a global HR portal designed to foster collaboration, strategic partnerships, and alliances in the HR Technology industry. Continue reading

Marin Business Forum Event on Background Checks Features Safe Hiring Expert Attorney Lester Rosen

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

The Marin Business Forum (MBF) will present an event with the Novato Chamber of Commerce on “Background Checks” featuring Attorney Lester Rosen, founder and CEO of Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) on Thursday, March 24, 2016 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. To register, visit http://marinbusinessforum.com/event-registration/. Continue reading

Presidential Candidates Asked to Make Re-Entry of People with Criminal Background into Workforce a Priority in America

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

Illinois State Representative La Shawn K. Ford (D-Chicago) held a press conference on Sunday, March 13, 2016, with people who have a criminal background in America to call on presidential candidates running in the upcoming Illinois primary on Tuesday to make workforce re-entry issues a priority for the United States, according to a press release from Ford’s office. Continue reading

NIGA Associate Member Employment Screening Resources Exhibiting at Indian Gaming Tradeshow and Convention

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

Employment Screening Resources (ESR), a global provider of background check services and an Associate Member of the National Indian Gaming Association (NIGA), will be an exhibitor at the NIGA Indian Gaming Tradeshow & Convention taking place at the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, Arizona from March 13-16, 2016. ESR will be located at Booth 415. Continue reading

Webinar Shows How To Legally Screen Job Applicants Using Social Networking Sites

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

Attorney Lester Rosen, Founder and CEO of Employment Screening Resources (ESR), will present a live 90 minute webinar with Compliance World titled “How To Legally Screen Applicants Using Search Engines and Social Networking Sites” on Wednesday, March 16, 2016 at 1:00 PM EST/10:00 AM PST. To register for this event, click here. Continue reading

Home Depot to Pay $19.5 Million for Massive Data Breach

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

Home Depot Inc. has agreed to pay $19.5 million – $13 million to settle class action lawsuits and $6.5 million for identity protection services – to compensate approximately 40 to 50 million consumers affected by a massive data breach in 2014, according to a report from Reuters. Continue reading

Background Check Expert Reveals Strategies To Minimize Insider Threats

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

Employers increasingly concerned about the risks associated with “insider threats” – where employees have the ability to wreak havoc on the organizations that hired them – need strategies to minimize those risks, according to an article written by Attorney Lester Rosen, the founder and CEO of San Francisco, CA area background check firm Employment Screening Resources (ESR) and author of “The Safe Hiring Manual.” Continue reading