U.S. Government Establishes National Background Investigations Bureau to Modernize and Strengthen Federal Background Checks

  Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The United States Federal Government has announced a series of changes including the establishment of the National Background Investigations Bureau (NBIB) to modernize and strengthen the way Federal background checks are conducted and sensitive data protected for Federal employees and contractors.

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Winter Storm Jonas Closes Courts in Several East Coast States

  Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Winter Storm Jonas – which Weather.com reports buried several states on the East Coast under more than two feet of snow and left at least 27 people dead – has caused court closures and delays on Monday, January 25, 2016 in Maryland, Virginia, Washington D.C, and …

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Two Major National Retailers Fined for Ban the Box Violations

  Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn New York State Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman has announced settlements totaling $195,000 with two major national retailers – Big Lots Stores and Marshalls – over violations of a Ban the Box law that prohibits employers from enquiring about the criminal history of job applicants on …

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SHRM Survey Finds Employers Use Social Media to Both Hire and Disqualify Job Candidates

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Job seekers who believe the information they post on public social media websites like Facebook and Twitter does not affect their search for employment – for better or worse – should think again. A new survey shows employers are using the Internet and social media more than …

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Wells Fargo Settles Background Check Lawsuit for $12 Million

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Wells Fargo Bank has agreed to a settlement of $12 million to resolve a class action lawsuit that claimed the financial institution allegedly violated the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) after denying employment to a job applicant based on the results of a background check report.

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Employment Screening Resources to Co-Host Webinar Series with Paycor on Recruiting and Hiring

  Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Employment Screening Resources (ESR), a leading global provider of on demand background check services, will co-host a three part webinar series on recruiting and hiring with leading HR and payroll software provider Paycor. The first webinar in the series – “Recruiting and Hiring Series Part 1: …

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ESR CEO Attorney Lester Rosen to Present Webinar on Negligent Hiring and Background Checks

  Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Since negligent hiring is one of the fastest growing areas of employment litigation, Attorney Lester Rosen, Founder and CEO of Employment Screening Resources® (ESR), will present a live webinar for Compliance.world.com entitled ‘Negligent Hiring and Background Checks – Best Practices and Legal Compliance’ on Wednesday, January …

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Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against Business for Alleged FCRA Violations

  Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn A Missouri man has filed a class action lawsuit against a business that he claims refused to hire him based on the results of a background check report performed on him by a consumer reporting agency (CRA) and in doing so allegedly violated the federal Fair …

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EEOC Litigation Report from Seyfarth Shaw Reveals Legal Developments and Trends

  Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The law firm of Seyfarth Shaw LLP has released its annual report on U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) legal activities and court rulings entitled EEOC-Initiated Litigation: Case Law Developments In 2015 And Trends To Watch For In 2016 (Preview) that offers the most definitive source …

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Safe Hiring Expert to Reveal Top Background Check Trends for 2016

  Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Attorney Lester Rosen, Founder and CEO of Employment Screening Resources® (ESR), will present a webinar for Clear Law Institute titled ‘Top 10 Background Check Trends for 2016’ on Thursday, January 21, 2016 from 3:00 PM to 4:15 PM ET / 12:00 Noon PM to 1:15 PM …

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