EEOC Does Not Have to Reveal Statistical Analysis Used for Background Check Lawsuit against Dollar General

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn An Illinois federal judge has denied an objection by Dollar General to an earlier ruling that determined the retailer could not obtain the statistical analysis used in a lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) that claimed Dollar General’s background check program kept African Americans …

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Privacy Rights Clearinghouse Posts Article by Safe Hiring Expert Lester Rosen on Helping Ex-Offenders Find Work

  Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Job seekers with criminal records face many challenges when re-entering the workforce. To help these reformed ex-offenders find employment, the Privacy Rights Clearinghouse (PRC), a California nonprofit corporation helping individuals protect their privacy, has posted an article titled “Ten Critical Steps for Ex-Offenders to Get Back …

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Webinar Shows Employers How to Deal with Employees Charged With a Crime

  Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn When a business learns that an employee has been arrested, numerous concerns are raised. To address this problem, Attorney and background check expert Lester Rosen, founder and CEO of Employment Screening Resources (ESR), will present a webinar with Aurora Training Advantage titled “Dealing With Employees That …

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Class Action Lawsuit Against Big Lots Claims FCRA Violations

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn A class action lawsuit filed in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania against Big Lots Stores Inc. claims the retail discount store chain allegedly conducted improper background checks on employees in violation of the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), according to a report from TopClassActions.com.

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Nashville TN Joins Ban the Box Movement

  Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The Metro Civil Service Commission of Nashville, Tennessee has voted unanimously to join the Ban the Box movement and remove the check box on job applications for employment with the consolidated city and county that asks if applicants were ever convicted of a crime in the …

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Employers Should Watch Out for Phony Job Seekers Looking for FCRA Lawsuits Not Work

  Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Employers conducting background checks on prospective employees have to worry about the sharp rise in the number of class action lawsuits filed by job applicants over alleged technical violations of the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). Employment Screening Resources (ESR) saw the potential for phony …

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Military Veterans Face Unique Challenges in Civilian Workforce

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Nearly two-thirds – 64 percent – of U.S. military veterans employed in white collar jobs in the civilian workforce say they are not using skills that could be relevant in the corporate world while more than one-third – 38 percent – say corporate leaders are incapable of seeing …

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European Commission Issues Guidance on Data Transfers to US after Safe Harbor Ruled Invalid

  Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The European Commission has issued guidance on transatlantic data transfers and is urging the establishment of a new data transfer agreement within three months after an October 6, 2015 ruling by the European Court of Justice invalidated the Safe Harbor pact allowing data transfers between the European …

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Banks Have Special Obligation to Perform Background Checks when Hiring

  Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Banks and financial entities have a special obligation to exercise care when hiring due to regulations and the need to maintain a workforce that clients will trust. To help with this task, Attorney Lester Rosen, founder and CEO of Employment Screening Resources (ESR), will present a …

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Strong October Jobs Report Exceeds Expectations

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The U.S. economy added a higher than expected 271,000 jobs in October 2015 while the unemployment rate dipped to 5.0 percent, according to ‘THE EMPLOYMENT SITUATION — OCTOBER 2015’ jobs report released by the Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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