Study Finds Ban the Box Policies Increase Odds of Public Sector Employment for Ex-Offenders

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn A study released in January of 2017 entitled “Ban the Box, Convictions, and Public Sector Employment” has found that Ban the Box policies that remove criminal history questions from applications and delay such inquiries until later in the hiring process increased the odds of public sector employment for …

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Employment Screening Resources Successfully Completes SOC 2 Type 2 Data Security Audit for 2017

Written By Employment Screening Resources (ESR) Employment Screening Resources® (ESR), a leading global background check firm, has announced that independent auditors conducting a SOC 2® Type 2 examination of ESR’s operations for the six month testing period of November 2016 through April 2017 have issued a SOC 2 Type 2 report that states ESR management maintained effective controls …

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EEOC Claims Janitorial Service Deterred African-American Applicants with Criminal Background Checks

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has filed a lawsuit that claims janitorial service provider Diversified Maintenance Systems, LLC deterred African-American applicants by emphasizing the company performed criminal background checks, according to an EEOC press release.

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June Employment Situation Report Shows U.S. Economy Gained 222,000 Jobs

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The United States economy added 222,000 jobs in June 2017 while the unemployment rate increased by 0.1 percentage point to 4.4 percent, according to The Employment Situation report released by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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Employment Screening Resources National Account Executive Pri Murphy to Present Session at 2017 San Francisco HR Star Conference

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Pri Murphy, the National Account Executive for San Francisco Bay area background check firm Employment Screening Resources® (ESR), will present a session on background check trends at the 2017 San Francisco HR Star Conference taking place on Wednesday, July 12, 2017, from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM, at …

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Employment Screening Resources and NEOGOV Announce Partnership for Integrated Background Check Solution

Written By Employment Screening Resources (ESR) Employment Screening Resources (ESR), a leading global background screening firm, and NEOGOV, the market and technology leader in on-demand human resources software for the public sector, have announced a partnership for an integrated background check solution. The integration will help employers to fill positions more quickly and easily with improved …

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Uber Sued by Woman Who Claims She was Assaulted by Uber Driver with Criminal Past

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn A female student enrolled in a post-graduate program at a university in Kansas City, Missouri referred to as “Jane Doe” is suing Uber Technologies, Inc. and an Uber driver previously convicted of felony attempted first-degree murder that she claims sexually assaulted her, according to court documents.

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Ban the Box Laws Scheduled to Take Effect in Three States on July 1

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On July 1, 2017, several “Ban the Box” laws – so called because they remove the box on job applications that applicants are asked to check if they have a criminal history and delay such questions until later in the hiring process – are scheduled to take effect …

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California FEHC Regulations for Considering Criminal History in Employment Decisions take Effect July 1

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The California Fair Employment & Housing Council (FEHC) – the state agency charged with enforcing California’s civil rights laws – has approved the “California FEHC’s Consideration of Criminal History in Employment Decisions Regulations” that will take effect on July 1, 2017, and restrict the use of criminal records by employers in hiring …

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Jury Awards Record Damages of $60 Million after Finding Credit Reporting Agency Violated FCRA

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On June 20, 2017, a federal jury in California awarded a record $60 million in statutory and punitive damages after finding that major credit reporting agency TransUnion allegedly violated the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) when performing credit checks by confusing consumers with individuals found in the United States …

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