Why Every PI Should Know Background Check Law

  Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Attorney and licensed Private Investigator (PI) Lester Rosen, founder and CEO of Employment Screening Resources (ESR), will be a guest on the radio show “PI’s Declassified” for an episode titled “What Every Private Investigator Needs to Know about the Laws Governing Pre-Employment Screening” on Thursday, July …

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California Rules Uber Driver is Employee Not Contractor

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The California Labor Commissioner’s Office has ruled that a driver who worked for ride-sharing application technology provider Uber should be classified as an employee and not an independent contractor, according to a story by The New York Times.

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Nevada Removes Seven Year Reporting Restriction for Convictions

  Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval has signed Senate Bill 409 (S.B. 409) which “removes the prohibition against disclosing a record of conviction of a crime which is more than 7 years old, meaning that there is no limitation of time for which such a record may be …

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Washington State Criminal Records Database Missing Dispositions

  Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn A Performance Audit from the Washington State Auditor’s Office – “Improving the Completeness of Washington’s Criminal History Records Database” – has found that a third of the dispositions reported in the Judicial Information System (JIS) in 2012 were missing from the Washington State Identification System (WASIS). …

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Colorado Supreme Court Rules Employers Can Fire Workers for Medical Marijuana Use

  Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The Colorado Supreme Court in a 6-0 decision has affirmed the rulings of lower courts that employers can fire employees for the use of off-duty medical marijuana, according to a report by The Denver Post.

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Background Check Expert Talks Top Trends

Background Check Expert Talks Top Trends Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Attorney Lester S. Rosen, Founder and CEO of Employment Screening Resources (ESR), a nationwide background check firm accredited by the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS), will present ‘Top Ten Background Check Trends of 2015’ with Clear Law Institute on …

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New York City Council Passes Ban the Box Bill for Private Sector

  Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The New York City Council has passed a “Ban the Box” bill – Introduction 318-A – Fair Chance Act – that will prevent many private sector employers in the city from asking job applicants if they have a criminal record until after a conditional job offer …

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Hertz Faces Lawsuit for Alleged FCRA Violations

  Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn A class action lawsuit filed in San Francisco federal court claims Hertz Corporation and the Consumer Reporting Agency (CRA) providing background check reports to the rental car giant allegedly “acted willfully in violating the requirements” of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) when performing criminal background …

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TSA Fails to Identify 73 Employees with Terrorism Links

  Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn A report from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG) – ‘TSA Can Improve Aviation Worker Vetting’ – found that the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) “did not identify 73 individuals with terrorism related category codes because TSA is not authorized to …

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OSHA Releases Update to Preventing Workplace Violence Guidelines

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has released an update to its Guidelines for Preventing Workplace Violence for Healthcare and Social Service Workers that highlights the most effective ways to reduce the risk of violence in various healthcare and social service settings. The complete report from …

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