California Bill Would Ban the Box from Applications and Delay Criminal History Questions until Job Offer

  Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Legislation introduced in California in February 2017 – Assembly Bill No. 1008 – would “Ban the Box” and prohibit employers in the state from including any question about an applicant’s criminal record on job applications or inquire into the conviction history of an applicant until that …

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ESR VP Strategic Growth Dawn Standerwick to Attend NAPBS 2017 Mid-Year Legislative & Regulatory Conference in Washington D.C.

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) Vice President of Strategic Growth Dawn Standerwick, who was elected Chair of the Board of Directors of the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS®) for the 2016-17 term, will attend the NAPBS 2017 Mid-Year Legislative & Regulatory Conference taking place in Washington, …

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Winter Storm Stella Closes Courts in Northeast Due to Blizzard Warnings

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Winter Storm Stella, which The Weather Channel reports is “hammering the Northeast with heavy snow, intensifying winds, even some accumulating ice,” and led to blizzard warnings in parts of nine states from Pennsylvania to Maine, has also caused many court closures in the areas affected by the …

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Employment Screening Resources to Attend SHRM 2017 Talent Management Conference and Exposition

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Employment Screening Resources® (ESR), a strategic choice for employers concerned about accuracy and compliance in their screening programs, will attend the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) 2017 Talent Management Conference & Exposition at the Hyatt Regency in Chicago, Illinois, from April 24 to 26, 2017. For …

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February 2017 Jobs Report Shows U.S. Economy Added 235,000 Jobs

  Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The United States economy added 235,000 jobs in February 2017 while the unemployment rate decreased by 0.1 percentage point to 4.7 percent, according to the Employment Situation report released by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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Report Suggests Ways to Improve Ban the Box Policies to Help Prevent Racial Discrimination

  Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn A research report released by the nonprofit Urban Institute in February 2017 – ‘Ban the Box and Racial Discrimination: A Review of the Evidence and Policy Recommendations’ – suggests “Ban the Box” policies that remove questions on job applications requiring applicants to disclose their criminal history …

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Safe Hiring Expert to Present Two Day Seminar on Background Checks for Newly Hired Employees

  Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Attorney Lester S. Rosen, founder and CEO of Employment Screening Resources® (ESR), will present a two day in-person seminar for Compliance Online entitled “Ready, Aim, Hire!! Employee Screening and Background Checks for Newly Hired Employees” on March 30 and 31, 2017, in San Jose, California. For …

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SHRM Will Discuss National Study of Employers on Facebook Live March 8

  Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) will release a survey examining workplace policies and practices called the “National Study of Employers” on Wednesday, March 8, 2017, and one of the study’s authors will talk about key findings of the research and answer questions about the …

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USCIS Issues Instructions for Employers to Download Historic Records Reports in E-Verify by March 31

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (UCSIS) is helping employers using E-Verify for more than 10 years by issuing “Instructions to Download Historic Records Reports in E-Verify” to retain case information by downloading the new Historic Records Reports containing E-Verify cases dated on or before December 31, 2006, …

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CFPB Monthly Complaint Report for February Highlights Complaints about Credit Reports

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has released the Monthly Complaint Report for February 2017 that highlights consumer complaints about credit reports and shows how consumers continue to report struggling to resolve errors on their credit reports. The report is at http://files.consumerfinance.gov/f/documents/201702_cfpb_Monthly-Complaint-Report.pdf.

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