U.S. Supreme Court Denies Petition to Review Case that May Impact Data Breach Lawsuits

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On February 20, 2018, the Supreme Court of the United States denied a petition for a writ of certiorari to review the case of CareFirst Inc. v. Attias and possibly provide some clarification of the Court’s May 2016 ruling in the related case of Spokeo Inc. v. Robins to …

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ICE Arrests More than 150 Individuals in Northern California Immigration Enforcement Operation

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Since February 25, 2018, deportation officers from the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) have conducted targeted immigration enforcement operations in the San Francisco, California area and arrested more than 150 individuals who are allegedly in violation of federal U.S. immigration laws, according …

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FTC to Hold PrivacyCon 2018 Event on February 28

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) – the primary federal privacy and data security enforcement agency – will hold its third PrivacyCon on February 28, 2018, to focus on the economics of privacy including how to quantify the harms that result from the failure of companies to secure …

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SHRM Article about Case of Resume Fraud in White House Shows Need for Background Screening

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The demotion of an administrative leader in White House’s Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) after an investigation revealed resume fraud shows the need for background screening, according to experts interviewed for a Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) article.

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Safe Hiring Expert Attorney Lester Rosen to Present Live Webinar Series on Background Checks

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Attorney Lester Rosen, founder and CEO of leading global background check firm Employment Screening Resources (ESR), will present a four-part live webinar series on background checks in conjunction with business and compliance experts Aurora Training Advantage. The first course, “Background Checks: Best Practices, Trends, and Legal Compliance,” takes place …

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Maine Law Requires Employers to Stop Drug Testing for Marijuana and Ignore Use Out of Workplace

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On February 1, 2018, portions of IB 2015, c.5, “Question 1 – An Act to Legalize Marijuana” took effect in Maine requiring employers to stop drug testing job applicants for marijuana use and also preventing employers from firing workers 21 years or older for the use of …

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White House Budget Invests $23 Million to Expand E-Verify for Mandatory Nationwide Use

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The White House has released ‘An American Budget – President’s Budget Fiscal Year (FY) 2019’ that calls for “$23 million to expand the E-Verify Program for mandatory nationwide use” so businesses employ workers authorized to work in the United States. The complete budget is at www.whitehouse.gov/omb/budget/.

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ICE Operation in Los Angeles Area Results in 212 Arrests

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Deportation officers and special agents from the U.S Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) have arrested 212 individuals for violating federal immigration laws – with 88 percent of those arrested being convicted criminals – and served 122 notices of inspection (NOIs) to businesses in the Los Angeles area …

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EEOC Approves Strategic Plan for 2018-2022

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) – the agency that enforces federal laws prohibiting employment discrimination – has approved its Strategic Plan for Fiscal Years 2018-2022 to help the EEOC prevent and remedy unlawful employment discrimination and advance equal opportunity for all in the workplace. Implementation …

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Appeals Court Rules Lawsuits Over Inaccurate Background Check Data Must Show Concrete Injury

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On January 12, 2018, a federal appeals court ruled that truck drivers cannot be awarded legal damages merely for inaccurate background check data in the federal Pre-employment Screening Program (PSP) database without showing “concrete injury,” according to an article on the Transport Topics website.

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