Background Check Expert Says Checking Honesty and Integrity of Real Estate Agents is Mission Critical

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Checking the honesty and integrity of real estate agents is “mission critical” since they will have access to the homes, valuables, and personally identifiable information (PII) of their clients that can be used to commit identity theft, according to a background check expert interviewed for an article …

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Bill Strengthening Background Checks for Ride-Sharing Drivers in Illinois Becomes Law

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn A bill that strengthens background checks on ride-share drivers by requiring all individuals applying to be a driver for a ride-sharing service operating in Illinois to provide their full legal name, social security number (SSN), and date of birth for the background check process became law on …

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DHS Issues Statement Regarding Safety and Enforcement During Northern California Wildfires

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) – whose mission is to secure the nation from any threats and keep America safe – has issued a statement regarding safety and enforcement operations while devasting wildfires burn in northern California, including one record-breaking fire that is nine times the …

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TSA May Eliminate Passenger Screening at Smaller Airports to Save Money for Security at Larger Airports

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) may eliminate the screening of airline passengers at more than 150 smaller sized airports across the United States in order to save money that could be used to tighten security at larger airports, according to an exclusive report from CNN (Cable News …

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MEPs Say EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Could Face Suspension if U.S. Does Not Fully Comply by September 1

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On July 5, 2018, Members of European Parliament (MEPs), elected politicians of the European Union (EU), voted to adopt a resolution on the adequacy of the protection afforded by the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield that called for the suspension of the framework for transatlantic exchanges of personal data between …

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July 2018 Employment Situation Report Shows U.S. Economy Added 157,000 Jobs During Month

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The United States economy added 157,000 jobs in July 2018 while the unemployment rate edged down to 3.9 percent during the month, according to the Employment Situation report released by the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The jobs report for July 2018 revealed that the number …

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San Francisco District Attorney Sues Home Services Website Over Alleged False Advertising of Background Checks

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The San Francisco district attorney has sued Angie’s List – a website providing ratings and reviews for home service providers – over alleged false advertising of the background checks performed on these providers, according to a news report from KPIX CBS Channel 5 in San Francisco, California.

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California Will Dramatically Change Management of State Sex Offender Registry System in 2021

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn In October 2017, California Governor Jerry Brown signed Senate Bill 384 (SB 384) – also known as the “Sex Offender Registration Act” – which will dramatically change how the state manages the California Sex Offender Registry when the law eventually takes effect on January 1, 2021.

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Kansas City to Remove Question about Salary History of Applicants from Applications for City Jobs

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On July 25, 2018, the Kansas City Council voted unanimously to pass an ordinance to remove the salary history question from applications for city jobs after several women’s groups asked the city to stop collecting salary history in the hiring process, according to a report from KCTV …

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NAPBS Files Lawsuit Against Clerk of Arkansas Court for Impeding Background Screening Process

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On July 23, 2018, the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS) – a non-profit trade group representing companies offering background screening services – filed a lawsuit against a clerk in the Bentonville Division of the District Court of Benton County in Arkansas for allegedly refusing “to …

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