Average Time To Hire Workers Jumps to Record 29 Days

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The average time needed to hire workers to fill vacant job openings in the United States jumped to a record high of 29 days in July 2015, up from 26.8 days in June 2015, according to the DHI-DFH Mean Vacancy Duration Measure. The report quantifies the average …

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Class Action Lawsuit Claims National Restaurant Chain Violated FCRA

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn A class action lawsuit filed in California federal court claims Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. violated the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) by having job applications where consent for applicant background checks was “hidden” in the document, according to a report from Top Class Actions.

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FTC Finds Unique Way to Explain FCRA to Employers

  Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has found a unique way to summarize key requirements of the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) to remind businesses that use background checks in making hiring decisions of their obligations under the FCRA. A post in the FTC Business Blog …

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Amazon Faces Class Action Lawsuit for Alleged FCRA Violations

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn A class action lawsuit filed in Tampa, Florida claims the nation’s largest online retailer Amazon.com allegedly violated the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) by misusing consumer credit reports for hiring, termination, and assignment decisions, according to a report from Courthouse News Service.

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Data Furnisher to Pay Over $82,000 to Settle FTC Charges of FCRA Violations

  Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The loan-servicing arm of a Texas-based auto dealer will pay $82,777 in civil penalties as part of a settlement to address Federal Trade Commission (FTC) charges that the company violated the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) Furnisher Rule by failing to have written policies and …

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Employment Screening Resources Recognized as SHRM Preferred Provider

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Employment Screening Resources® (ESR), a nationwide accredited background check firm, has been recognized by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) as a member of the SHRM Preferred Provider Program able to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP™) and SHRM Senior Certified …

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Employment Screening Resources Encourages Assistance to California Fire Victims

Written By Employment Screening Resources (ESR) As reported by the Santa Rosa Press Democrat, the fire in the Lake County, California area – also known as the “Valley Fire” – has killed three people, destroyed almost 600 homes, and burned more than 75,000 acres that included hot springs, wineries, and vineyards. More than 2,700 firefighters …

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Employment Screening Resources CEO Attorney Lester Rosen to Present Session at 2015 NAPBS Annual Conference

  Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn To help Consumer Reporting Agencies (CRAs) deal with Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) compliance issues outside the traditional employer‐applicant relationship, Attorney Lester Rosen, founder and CEO of Employment Screening Resources (ESR), will present a session titled “Staffing Vendors & Third Parties Can Create Liability Landmines for …

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New York City Businesses Must Comply with New Law Banning Credit Checks by Employers

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn With New York City passing the nation’s strongest ban on employment credit checks that took effect on September 3, 2015, businesses in the Big Apple need all the help they can get to comply with this new law that strictly prohibits most employers from using credit history …

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Sony Data Breach Lawsuit Settlement Underscores Why Businesses Must Ensure Information Security

  Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Information security is a critical concern for businesses to prevent embarrassing and costly data breaches that harm a company’s reputation and bottom line. The case of Corona, et al. vs. Sony Pictures Entertainment, Inc. is just one example among many of why businesses need to protect …

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