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

Court Rules in Favor of Employer Withdrawing Job Offer after Applicant Lied

Court Cases

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

A U.S. District Court in Pennsylvania has ruled in favor of an employer who withdrew a job offer after finding discrepancies between the criminal history found on a background check of a job applicant and criminal history information reported to the employer by that applicant. The summary judgment is available at http://www.esrcheck.com/file/McCorkle-v-Scheinker.pdf. Continue reading

Tallahassee FL Votes to Ban the Box

Ban the Box Blogs

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

The City Commission of Tallahassee, Florida has voted 3-2 to support a “Ban the Box” measure that will remove the question asking people who apply for jobs with the city if they have had a criminal conviction from applications, according to a report from the Tallahassee Democrat. Continue reading

BBB Warns About Background Check Email Scam

Blogs about BBB Alerts

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

The Better Business Bureau® (BBB) is warning consumers to be on the lookout for a background check email scam that landed in BBB inboxes recently. The BBB warns the fake messages claim someone ordered a background check on the email recipients to get them to click an infected link. The BBB alert is at http://www.bbb.org/blog/2015/02/someone-ordered-your-background-check-its-a-scam/. Continue reading

January 2015 Jobs Report Shows 257,000 Jobs Added

Jobs Report Blogs

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

Private sector employment in the United States increased by 257,000 jobs in January while the unemployment rate ticked up to 5.7 percent, according to ‘THE EMPLOYMENT SITUATION — JANUARY 2015’ jobs report released by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics. The most recent jobs report is available at http://www.bls.gov/news.release/pdf/empsit.pdf. Continue reading

Another FCRA Lawsuit Filed Against Michaels Stores

Blogs about FCRA Class Actions

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

A class action lawsuit alleging violations of the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) with improper background checks on job applicants was filed against Michaels Stores – the second FCRA lawsuit filed against the retail craft supply chain in as many months – according to a report on TopClassActions.com. Continue reading

January 2015 ADP Employment Report: 213,000 Jobs Added

Jobs Report Blogs

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

Private sector employment in the United States increased by 213,000 jobs from December to January, according to the January 2015 ADP National Employment Report® (NER). The complete employment report is available at http://www.adpemploymentreport.com/2015/January/NER/NER-January-2015.aspx. Continue reading

FCRA Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against Pizza Hut

Class Action Lawsuit Blogs

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

A class action lawsuit filed against Pizza Hut alleges that the company violated the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) requirement that a “clear and conspicuous disclosure” about a background check for employment purposes be made in writing “in a document that consists solely of the disclosure.” The copy of this class action lawsuit is available at http://www.esrcheck.com/file/AlbertoRivera_PizzaHut.pdf. Continue reading

EEOC Criminal Record Guidance Webinar on February 18

ESR News Blogs about EEOC

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

Attorney Lester S. Rosen, Founder and CEO of Employment Screening Resources (ESR), will present a webinar with Aurora Training Advantage titled ‘EEOC Criminal Records Update’ on Wednesday, February 18, 2015 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Eastern Time. For more information, visit http://auroratrainingadvantage.com/eeoc-criminal-records-update/. Continue reading

Free E-Verify Webinars for Employers in February 2015

E-Verify

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) – the federal government agency that oversees lawful immigration to the United States – has scheduled free E-Verify and Form I-9 webinars for employers in February 2015. The view the full webinar schedule from USCIS for February 2015, please visit http://www.uscis.gov/e-verify/e-verify-webinars/take-free-webinar. Continue reading