Judge Refuses to Dismiss EEOC Background Check Lawsuit against BMW

  Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn A federal judge has refused to dismiss a lawsuit filed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) against BMW Manufacturing Co. claiming the criminal background check policy used by BMW to screen workers is unfair to African-Americans, according to a report from CourthouseNews.com.

Continue reading "Judge Refuses to Dismiss EEOC Background Check Lawsuit against BMW"

Are Your Background Check Forms Up To Date?

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn In spring of 2015, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) made some minor but nevertheless important modifications to a form critical to the employment screening background check process titled “A Summary of Your Rights Under the Fair Credit Reporting Act.”

Continue reading "Are Your Background Check Forms Up To Date?"

EEOC Criminal Records Guidance Examined in Webinar August 13

  Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn To help employers understand U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) Guidance on the use of criminal records when hiring, Attorney Lester Rosen, founder and CEO of Employment Screening Resources (ESR), will present a live webinar with Aurora Training Advantage titled “EEOC Criminal Records Update” on Thursday, …

Continue reading "EEOC Criminal Records Guidance Examined in Webinar August 13"

July Jobs Report Shows 215,000 Jobs Gained

  Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Total nonfarm employment in the United States increased by 215,000 jobs in July while the unemployment rate and the number of unemployed persons both remained unchanged at 5.3 percent and 8.3 percent respectively, according to ‘THE EMPLOYMENT SITUATION — JULY 2015’ released by the U.S. Department …

Continue reading "July Jobs Report Shows 215,000 Jobs Gained"

Bill Would Prohibit Employers from Using Credit Reports in Background Checks

  Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Legislation introduced in the U.S. Senate – the “Equal Employment for All Act of 2015” – would amend the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) to prohibit employers from using the credit reports of job applicants and current employees during background checks for employment. The text …

Continue reading "Bill Would Prohibit Employers from Using Credit Reports in Background Checks"

July ADP Employment Report Shows 185,000 Jobs Added

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Private sector employment in the United States increased by 185,000 jobs, according to the July 2015 ADP National Employment Report® (NER). The complete ADP Employment Report is available at http://www.adpemploymentreport.com/2015/July/NER/NER-July-2015.aspx.

Continue reading "July ADP Employment Report Shows 185,000 Jobs Added"

Businesses Charged with Violating Seattle Ban the Box Law

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Seattle Office for Civil Rights (SOCR) records reveal 40 businesses were charged in the last year with allegedly violating the Seattle Job Assistance Ordinance, a Ban the Box law that took effect on November 1, 2013 that prohibits employers from asking about criminal history on job applications …

Continue reading "Businesses Charged with Violating Seattle Ban the Box Law"

USCIS Offers Free Form I-9 and E-Verify Webinars in August 2015

  Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) – the government agency overseeing lawful immigration to the United States – is offering employers free Form I-9 and E-Verify Webinars in August 2015. To view the full Form I-9 and E-Verify webinar schedule, please visit http://www.uscis.gov/e-verify/e-verify-webinars/take-free-webinar.

Continue reading "USCIS Offers Free Form I-9 and E-Verify Webinars in August 2015"

Woman Sues Credit Reporting Agencies for Declaring Her Dead

  Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn A St. Louis, Missouri woman has filed a lawsuit against the “big three” credit reporting agencies – Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion – for declaring her “deceased” in her credit files and making it impossible for her to receive credit or loans, according to a story from …

Continue reading "Woman Sues Credit Reporting Agencies for Declaring Her Dead"

Form I-9 Non-Compliance Leads to $600,000 Fine

  Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn A company was fined more than $600,000 after the Office of the Chief Administrative Hearing Officer (OCAHO) issued a decision finding the employer liable for more than 800 Form I-9 violations of hiring employees to work in the United States without properly examining and documenting their …

Continue reading "Form I-9 Non-Compliance Leads to $600,000 Fine"