San Francisco District Attorney Files Complaint Over Allegedly False Advertising about Background Checks

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The San Francisco District Attorney has filed a civil complaint against HomeAdvisor, Inc. and its parent company ANGI Homeservices, Inc., for allegedly broadcasting radio and television ads with false and misleading information about the background checks that HomeAdvisor performs on service providers sent to the homes of …

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E-Verify to Remain Available from March 23 to March 26 as System Modernization is Postponed

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Contrary to an earlier report, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has postponed the launch of enhancements to modernize E-Verify which will allow the employment eligibility verification system to remain available from March 23, 2018, at 12 a.m. to March 26, 2018, at 8 a.m. Eastern, and …

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FTC Offers Tips on How Consumers Can Avoid Tax Identity Theft Scams

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn With the deadline to file taxes on Tuesday, April 17, 2018, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) – the nation’s consumer protection agency – is offering tips on how to avoid tax identity theft scams that steal personal data and money based on the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) …

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Program Helps Ex-Offenders with Criminal Records Find Employment to Avoid Returning to Prison

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn An Illinois man with a criminal record who realized ex-offenders face challenges to avoid going back to prison in a state where the rate of recidivism – the tendency of a convicted criminal to re-offend – is 43 percent started a program to help former inmates released to …

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Employment Screening Resources Creates Interactive Ban the Box Map Showing Patchwork of Laws in United States

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Employment Screening Resources (ESR) – a leading global background check firm – has created an interactive Ban the Box Map to help employers better understand the current patchwork of Ban the Box laws in states, counties, and cities in America. The page is at www.esrcheck.com/Legislative-Compliance/Ban-the-Box/. “Ban the Box” …

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Background Screening Expert Attorney Lester Rosen to Speak at SHRM 2018 Talent Conference and Exposition

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) – the world’s largest HR professional society – will hold the SHRM 2018 Talent Conference & Exposition in Las Vegas, Nevada from April 16 to 18, 2018, that will feature speakers such as background screening expert Attorney Lester Rosen, founder …

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E-Verify Unavailable from March 23 to March 26 Due to System Enhancements

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The E-Verify electronic employment eligibility verification system will be temporarily unavailable from March 23, 2018, at 12 a.m. to March 26, 2018, at 8 a.m. Eastern Time due to system enhancements, according to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). For more information, E-Verify users should view the E-Verify …

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State of Washington Enacts Ban the Box Law to Restrict Employers from Asking About Criminal History

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On March 13, 2018, Washington Governor Jay Inslee signed into law the Fair Chance Act (HB 1298) to extend “Ban the Box” legislation protections to applicants seeking jobs with both public and private employers in the state, according to a news release from the National Employment Law …

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More than 100 Background Screening Firms Now Accredited through NAPBS Accreditation Program

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS) – which represents the interests of over 900 member companies around the world that offer tenant, employment, and background screening – has announced that more than 100 background screening companies are now accredited through the Background Screening Agency Accreditation …

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Vermont Law Restricts Employer Access to Social Media Accounts of Employees and Applicants

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On January 1, 2018,  Vermont House Bill 462 (H. 462) took effect and added a new section to the Vermont Statutes Annotated (V.S.A.) relating to social media privacy for employees that restricts the access to and use of social media accounts of employees and applicants by employers.

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