The U.S. Justice Department has accused a private security company contracted to provide background investigations to the federal government of faking at least 665,000 completed background checks while receiving nearly $12 million in bonus payments from 2008 to 2010, according to a report from CNN available at http://www.cnn.com/2014/01/23/justice/us-background-check-fraud/index.html.Continue reading "US Government Accuses Security Contractor of Faking 665000 Completed Background Checks"
Courts in New Jersey and Delaware – as well as courts in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – are closed today, Wednesday, January 22, 2014, due to snow from Winter Storm Janus, according to the County House Research, Inc. (CHR) ‘Courts and Schedules’ page available at http://www.countyhouseresearch.com/courts-and-schedules.Continue reading "New Jersey and Delaware Courts Closed January 22 Due to Snow from Winter Storm Janus"
A new law in California that took effect January 1, 2014 – Senate Bill No. 530 (SB 530) – provides significant new protection to ex-offenders who committed crimes, including felonies, when it comes to job hunting and what employers can legally discover or use. The new law prohibits an employer from asking about, seeking, or …Continue reading "New California Law Significantly Impacts Use of Past Criminal Records by Employers during Employment Background Screening"
The European Union (EU) Commission has reviewed the U.S. Safe Harbor data protection program on transfers of personal information to the United States and will either modify, suspend, or revoke its Safe Harbor decision by summer 2014 based on progress made on EU Commission’s 13 recommendations for improvements. The EU ‘Commission Communication to the European …Continue reading "EU Commission Recommends 13 Improvements for US Safe Harbor Data Protection Program"
On Wednesday, January 22, 2014 at 1:00 PM EST, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will present a free live webinar for Spanish speaking employers so they can learn about E-Verify and the Form I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification process in their native language. To attend this webinar, please visit https://connect16.uc.att.com/EventEntry/Websites/?VaccId=uscis&ExEventID=86861068.Continue reading "USCIS Schedules Free E-Verify and Form I-9 Webinar in Spanish for January 22"
Puzzled as to why a large amount of job seekers listed the same previous employer on their CV (Curriculum Vitae) – a type of resume in India – managers of a New Delhi IT company used a background screening firm to discover the “employer” was a fake IT firm falsifying past work experience for money. …Continue reading "Resume Fraud in India Shows Need for International Background Screening"
Background checks in 2014 will be “all about the law” says Attorney Lester Rosen, Founder and CEO of Employment Screening Resources® (ESR), which just released the 7th Annual ESR Top 10 Background Check Trends. Rosen made the comment in an interview about top trends with Tom Field, Vice President, Editorial of Information Security Media Group, …Continue reading "Employment Screening Background Checks Focused on Legal Compliance in 2014"
To introduce employers to the legal, practical, and cultural challenges faced when obtaining information outside of the U.S., Attorney Lester Rosen, Founder and CEO of Employment Screening Resources® (ESR), will present a webinar for TrainHR.com titled ‘International Background Checks: Global Due Diligence and Legal Compliance’ on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 2:00 PM ET/11:00 AM PT. …Continue reading "International Background Checks and Global Due Diligence Discussed in Webinar on January 16"
Attorney Lester Rosen, Founder and CEO of Employment Screening Resources® (ESR), will present the webcast ‘Top Ten Trends for Background Checks in 2014’ for HRTrainingCenter.com on Wednesday, January 15, 2014 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Eastern Time. For more information about this program, which has been approved for 1.5 recertification credit hours through the …Continue reading "Webcast Outlining Top Ten Trends for Background Checks in 2014 Scheduled for January 15"
Total nonfarm employment in the United States edged up by only 74,000 jobs in December 2013 while the unemployment rate declined from 7 percent to 6.7 percent and the number of unemployed persons dropped from 10.9 million to 10.4 million, according to ‘THE EMPLOYMENT SITUATION — DECEMBER 2013’ released today by the U.S. Department of …Continue reading "December 2013 Employment Situation Report Shows Gain of Only 74000 Jobs"