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 – has announced a series of enhancements to make both the USCIS website and the online E-Verify program easier to use on mobile devices.Continue reading "USCIS Website and E-Verify Optimized for Mobile Devices"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The U.S. economy added 242,000 jobs in February while the unemployment rate and the number of unemployed persons both remained unchanged at 4.9 percent and 7.8 million respectively, according to the February 2016 Employment Situation Report released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).Continue reading "U.S. Economy Adds 242,000 Jobs in February 2016"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Debt collection, identity theft, and imposter scams were the most common categories of consumer complaints received by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) in 2015, according to the FTC’s Consumer Sentinel Network Data Book for January – December 2015 (PDF).Continue reading "FTC Reveals Top Ten Consumer Complaints of 2015"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Employment Screening Resources (ESR), a leading global provider of on demand background check services, will co-host a third webinar in a three part series on recruiting and hiring with leading HR and payroll software provider Paycor. This webinar, entitled ‘Strategies and Trends for Background Checks in 2016 …Continue reading "Employment Screening Resources to Co-Host Webinar with Paycor on Trends for Background Checks in 2016"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn A safe hiring expert believes that the “need for speed” in the hiring process “unfortunately can often run contrary to the need for accuracy and due diligence” in the background checks of job applicants, according to the article ‘Push to Reduce Time-to-Hire May Impede Background Check …Continue reading "Need for Speed in Hiring Process May Compromise Background Checks"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The HR West 2016 Conference presented by the Northern California HR Association (NCHRA) will feature a session entitled ‘Legally Using Criminal Background Checks for California Employers’ by Attorney Lester Rosen, the founder and CEO of Employment Screening Resources (ESR), on Monday, March 7, 2016, from 3:30 PM …Continue reading "HR West 2016 to Feature Session on California Background Checks by Attorney Lester Rosen"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has issued Compliance Bulletin 2016-01 regarding compliance with the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) that emphasizes the obligation of data furnishers under Regulation V to establish and implement written policies and procedures regarding the accuracy and integrity of information being …Continue reading "CFPB Issues Compliance Bulletin on FCRA Requirements for Data Furnishers"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn A complaint filed in Superior Court of California County of San Francisco claims a Consumer Reporting Agency (CRA) has violated the Investigative Consumer Reporting Agencies Act (ICRAA), California Civil Code § 1786 ET SEQ. The ICRAA “regulates the procurement, content, and use of criminal, credit, medical, …Continue reading "Complaint Claims Violations of California ICRAA by Consumer Reporting Agency"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn A proposed class action lawsuit claims that restaurant and arcade chain Dave & Buster’s allegedly disregarded the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) when conducting background checks for employment purposes on prospective employees, according to a report from TopClassActions.com.Continue reading "Restaurant and Arcade Chain Faces FCRA Class Action Lawsuit Over Background Checks"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The shooting deaths of six people in Kalamazoo, Michigan – where the alleged gunman supposedly picked up fares while working as an Uber driver during the killing spree – raises questions about personal safety in the “gig economy” where strangers use software applications to provide a host …Continue reading "Employment Screening Resources Commentary on Alleged Shootings by Uber Driver Published on CNN"