Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Members of Congress have introduced bipartisan legislation – The Fair Chance Act – that would “Ban the Box” and give ex-offenders a fair chance at finding employment by prohibiting federal contractors and federal agencies from asking about the criminal history of a job applicant until a conditional …Continue reading "Fair Chance Act Would Ban the Box for Federal Contractors"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The average time needed to hire workers to fill vacant job openings in the United States jumped to a record high of 29 days in July 2015, up from 26.8 days in June 2015, according to the DHI-DFH Mean Vacancy Duration Measure. The report quantifies the average …Continue reading "Average Time To Hire Workers Jumps to Record 29 Days"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn A class action lawsuit filed in California federal court claims Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. violated the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) by having job applications where consent for applicant background checks was “hidden” in the document, according to a report from Top Class Actions.Continue reading "Class Action Lawsuit Claims National Restaurant Chain Violated FCRA"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has found a unique way to summarize key requirements of the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) to remind businesses that use background checks in making hiring decisions of their obligations under the FCRA. A post in the FTC Business Blog …Continue reading "FTC Finds Unique Way to Explain FCRA to Employers"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn A class action lawsuit filed in Tampa, Florida claims the nation’s largest online retailer Amazon.com allegedly violated the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) by misusing consumer credit reports for hiring, termination, and assignment decisions, according to a report from Courthouse News Service.Continue reading "Amazon Faces Class Action Lawsuit for Alleged FCRA Violations"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The loan-servicing arm of a Texas-based auto dealer will pay $82,777 in civil penalties as part of a settlement to address Federal Trade Commission (FTC) charges that the company violated the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) Furnisher Rule by failing to have written policies and …Continue reading "Data Furnisher to Pay Over $82,000 to Settle FTC Charges of FCRA Violations"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Employment Screening Resources® (ESR), a nationwide accredited background check firm, has been recognized by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) as a member of the SHRM Preferred Provider Program able to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP™) and SHRM Senior Certified …Continue reading "Employment Screening Resources Recognized as SHRM Preferred Provider"
Written By Employment Screening Resources (ESR) As reported by the Santa Rosa Press Democrat, the fire in the Lake County, California area – also known as the “Valley Fire” – has killed three people, destroyed almost 600 homes, and burned more than 75,000 acres that included hot springs, wineries, and vineyards. More than 2,700 firefighters …Continue reading "Employment Screening Resources Encourages Assistance to California Fire Victims"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn To help Consumer Reporting Agencies (CRAs) deal with Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) compliance issues outside the traditional employer‐applicant relationship, Attorney Lester Rosen, founder and CEO of Employment Screening Resources (ESR), will present a session titled “Staffing Vendors & Third Parties Can Create Liability Landmines for …Continue reading "Employment Screening Resources CEO Attorney Lester Rosen to Present Session at 2015 NAPBS Annual Conference"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn With New York City passing the nation’s strongest ban on employment credit checks that took effect on September 3, 2015, businesses in the Big Apple need all the help they can get to comply with this new law that strictly prohibits most employers from using credit history …Continue reading "New York City Businesses Must Comply with New Law Banning Credit Checks by Employers"