February 2015 Jobs Report: 295,000 Jobs Added

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Private sector employment in the United States increased by 295,000 jobs in February while the unemployment rate dropped to 5.5 percent, according to ‘THE EMPLOYMENT SITUATION — FEBRUARY 2015’ jobs report released by the U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics. The most recent jobs report …

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Tribal Gaming Conference to Include Session on Background Check Trends

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn As part of the National Tribal Gaming Commissioners/Regulators (NTGC/R) Spring 2015 Semi-Annual Conference, Hudson Tree, Director of Sales and Strategic Partnerships for Employment Screening Resources (ESR), will present the session “Hot Background Screening Topics in Indian Gaming” on Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at 1:00 PM. To learn …

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February ADP Employment Report: 212,000 Jobs Added

  Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Private sector employment in the United States increased by 212,000 jobs from January to February, according to the February 2015 ADP National Employment Report® (NER). The complete employment report is available at http://www.adpemploymentreport.com/2015/February/NER/NER-February-2015.aspx.

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Free E-Verify Webinars Scheduled for March 2015

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) – the federal government agency that oversees lawful immigration to the United States – has scheduled free E-Verify and Form I-9 webinars for employers and employees in March 2015. The full webinar schedule from the USCIS for March 2015 is …

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Medical Identity Theft Increased in 2014

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The 2014 Fifth Annual Study on Medical Identity Theft sponsored by the Medical Identity Fraud Alliance (MIFA) found that medical identity theft increased nearly 22 percent in the last year, with nearly half a million more victims in 2014 than in 2013. To obtain a copy of this …

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New Jersey Ban the Box Act Takes Effect March 1

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Effective March 1, 2015, Ban the Box legislation in New Jersey – (S2124) “The Opportunity to Compete Act” – will establish certain employment rights for reformed ex-offenders and provides job applicants who have criminal records with protections when they seek employment. The law prevents employers from asking …

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Georgia Latest State to Ban the Box

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Georgia Governor Nathan Deal has signed an Executive Order that will make Georgia the 14th state to Ban the Box. Job applicants will no longer be required to disclose their criminal histories on job applications for state jobs. A copy of the Executive Order is available at …

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Court Affirms Judgment against EEOC in Freeman Case

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit has affirmed a summary judgment in a lawsuit filed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) alleging that corporate events service provider Freeman conducted criminal background checks that had an unlawful disparate impact on black and male …

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Employment Screening Resources Releases Whitepaper with Montage on Video Interviewing and Discrimination

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) – ‘The Background Check Authority®’ – has released a new whitepaper sponsored by leading video interviewing solution provider Montage titled ‘Video Interviewing & Discrimination – What Talent Acquisition Leaders Need to Know.’ The complimentary whitepaper is available for download at http://www.esrcheck.com/Stay-Updated/Download/.

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NFL Combine Involves Social Media Background Checks

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The “tweets, posts, and snapchats” of National Football League (NFL) prospects are just as important as their physical ability on the field at the NFL Scouting Combine taking place this weekend due to the rise of social media background checks performed by NFL teams, according to a …

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