Oregon House Votes to Ban the Box

  Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The state of Oregon House of Representative has voted 33-27 to “Ban the Box” and pass House Bill 3025 (HB 3025) which would bar employers from including a box on job applications that applicants are asked to check if they have ever been arrested or convicted …

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Webinar on Background Checks Scheduled for May 14

  Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Attorney Lester Rosen, founder and CEO of Employment Screening Resources® (ESR), will present a live Webinar with Aurora Training Advantage titled ‘Background Checks and Legal Compliance’ on Thursday, May 14, 2015 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. EDT. To register for this webinar, please visit http://auroratrainingadvantage.com/webinars/background-checks/.

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USCIS Offers Free E-Verify Webinars in May 2015

  Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) – the government agency that oversees lawful immigration to the United States – is offering free E-Verify Webinars for employers in May 2015 about the Internet-based employment eligibility verification system. To view the full May 2015 E-Verify webinar schedule, …

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NFL Expands Background Checks for Draft

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The National Football League (NFL) conducted background checks on all top college players in advance of the 2015 NFL Draft taking place April 30th to May 2nd in Chicago, IL, and every team in the league was given the information uncovered in those screenings, according to an …

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Top US Employer Adopts Ban the Box

  Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn One of the largest employers in the United States has adopted a “Ban the Box” policy as Koch Industries, Inc. announced that criminal history questions about job applicants will be removed from applications for positions with the company, according to a news release from the National …

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Workers Memorial Day Observed on April 28

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Workers Memorial Day is observed every year on April 28 and honors workers who have died on the job or who experienced hazardous exposures at work. The day is also a chance to recommit to safe and healthful workplaces for all workers. The date April 28 is …

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Supreme Court to Consider FCRA Lawsuit against People Search Website

  Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The U.S. Supreme Court has granted the ‘Petition for a Writ of Certiorari’ to question whether online people search website Spokeo Inc. should continue to face a class action lawsuit for alleged violations of the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) that requires Consumer Reporting Agencies …

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Home Depot Settles FCRA Lawsuit for $1.8 Million

  Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn A settlement of $1.8 million has been reached in a class action lawsuit against Home Depot that claimed the home improvement and construction retailer allegedly violated the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) by not having the proper forms for job applicants to fill out in …

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Employment Screening Resources Adds Vice President Strategic Growth

  Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) – ‘The Background Check Authority®’ – has announced the addition of seasoned screening industry professional Dawn Standerwick as Vice President Strategic Growth. Standerwick strongly enhances ESR’s management team with prior executive management experience in operations, sales, business development, marketing, and online solutions. …

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Vermont Implements Ban the Box Hiring Policy

  Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin has signed Executive Order NO. 03-15 to implement a ‘Ban the Box’ state hiring policy that removes questions about criminal records from the first part of job applications for state employment, according to a report at http://governor.vermont.gov/node/2326.

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