California to Prohibit Employers from Considering Juvenile Records for Employment Purposes

  Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn California Governor Jerry Brown has signed legislation taking effect January 1, 2017 – Assembly Bill No. 1843 – that will amend the California Labor Code to prohibit employers from considering certain juvenile records for employment purposes or asking a job applicant to disclose information concerning certain …

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NAPBS Submits Comments to Los Angeles Mayor and City Council Regarding Ban the Box Legislation

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS) has submitted comments to Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and the LA City Council regarding proposed “ban the box” legislation noting that rule amendments would pose “severe compliance challenges” for employers in the city, especially Consumer Reporting Agencies (CRAs) …

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National Background Investigations Bureau Launched to Ensure Integrity of Federal Workforce

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On October 1, 2016, the National Background Investigations Bureau (NBIB) was officially launched with the mission of “delivering efficient and effective background investigations to ensure the integrity and trustworthiness of the Federal workforce.”

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Home Health Care Agency Sued for Alleged Negligent Hiring and Supervision of Sweetheart Swindler

  Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn A woman has sued a home health care agency for the alleged negligent hiring and supervision of a well-known con artist dubbed “The Sweetheart Swindler” with a long criminal history of stealing from the elderly dating back to the 1960s, according to a report from the …

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New California Law Requires Stricter Background Checks on Transportation Network Company Drivers

  Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn California Governor Jerry Brown has signed legislation that will take effect January 1, 2017 – Assembly Bill (AB 1289) – and require Transportation Network Companies (TNCs) such as Uber and Lyft to conduct stricter background checks on their drivers or else face a fine up to …

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EEOC Releases New Online Small Business Resource Center to Help Small Businesses Avoid Employment Discrimination

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) – the agency that enforces federal laws prohibiting employment discrimination – has released a new online Small Business Resource Center (SBRC) designed to help small business owners comply with federal employment anti-discrimination laws enforced by EEOC.

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NAPBS Announces Record Breaking Attendance at 2016 Annual Conference

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS) has announced that a record-breaking 763 background screening professionals attended the 2016 NAPBS Annual Conference held in Palm Desert, California on September 18-20, 2016, according to a press release from the NAPBS.

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Employment Screening Resources Successfully Completes 2016 SOC 2 Type 2 Data Security Audit

Written By Employment Screening Resources (ESR) Employment Screening Resources® (ESR), a leading global background screening firm, has announced that independent auditors conducting a SOC (Service Organization Control) 2® Type 2 examination of ESR’s operations for the six month testing period of January 2016 through June 2016 have issued a SOC 2® Type 2 report that …

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Safe Hiring Expert Attorney Lester Rosen to Co-Present Session on Background Checks at 2016 AELC Conference

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Attorney Lester S. Rosen, Founder and CEO of Employment Screening Resources® (ESR), will co-present a session on workplace security and background checks at the 2016 American Employment Law Council (AELC) Conference taking place from October 19, 2016, to October 22, 2016, at The Ritz Carlton in Naples, …

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Massive Yahoo Data Breach Could Affect 500 Million Users

  Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Technology company Yahoo has confirmed user account information that may have included names, email addresses, phone numbers, dates of birth, passwords, and security questions was stolen from 500 million Yahoo user accounts by “a state-sponsored actor” in a massive data breach in late 2014. (UPDATE: Important …

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