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

May ADP Employment Report Shows 201,000 Jobs Added

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

Private sector employment in the United States increased by 201,000 jobs from April to May led by growth in small businesses, according to the May 2015 ADP National Employment Report® (NER). The complete ADP employment report is available at http://www.adpemploymentreport.com/2015/May/NER/NER-May-2015.aspx. Continue reading

USCIS Releases Free E-Verify Webinar Schedule for June 2015

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) – the government agency that oversees lawful immigration to the United States – is offering free E-Verify webinars for employers in June 2015 about the Internet-based employment eligibility verification system. To view the full schedule, visit http://www.uscis.gov/e-verify/e-verify-webinars/take-free-webinar. Continue reading

Background Check Expert Shows How to Avoid Fake Employment and Education Claims

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

Attorney Lester Rosen, founder and CEO of background check firm Employment Screening Resources (ESR), will present an Audio Conference with The Industry Calendar titled ‘How To Avoid Fake Employment And Education Claims’ on Thursday, June 18, 2015 from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM Eastern Time. For more information, visit http://www.theindustrycalendar.com/showWCDetails.asp?TCID=1014709. Continue reading

2015 NSECVAC Conference to be Held May 31 to June 3

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

The 2015 National Safe Environment Coordinators and Victim Assistance Coordinators (NSECVAC) Leadership Conference will be held from Sunday, May 31, 2015 to Wednesday, June 3, 2015 at the Embassy Suites Rivercenter in Covington, Kentucky. More information about the 2015 NSECVAC Conference – which will feature the theme of “Bridging the Waters” – is available on the Archdiocese of Cincinnati website. Continue reading

Owner of Alleged Global Diploma Mill Arrested

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

The chief executive of a software company in Pakistan accused of running a global diploma mill that made millions selling worthless education degrees was arrested after Pakistani investigators discovered a storage room with blank fake diplomas, according to a report in The New York Times. Continue reading

Congress Urges President Obama to Ban the Box

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

More than 70 members of the U.S. House of Representatives have sent a letter to President Barack Obama urging him to “Ban the Box” on job applications and adopt a federal fair chance hiring policy at the federal level, according to a press release on the website of Congresswoman Barbara Lee (CA-13), one of the co-leaders of this Ban the Box effort. Continue reading

Uber Back in Kansas after Background Check Bill Signed

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

Ride sharing technology provider Uber has returned services to Kansas after Governor Sam Brownback signed a new law – Kansas Senate Bill 101 (SB 101) – that will allow Uber to continue to perform background checks on its own drivers instead of with screenings done by the Kansas Bureau of Investigation, according to a report by the Kansas City Star. Continue reading

Credit Reporting Agencies to Pay $6 Million Settlement

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

Attorney Generals from 31 states have announced that the three main credit reporting agencies – Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion – agreed to pay a $6 million settlement to their states and change their business practices to benefit consumers, according to a news release from Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine, who initiated a multi-state investigation in 2012 that resulted in the settlement. Continue reading