The State of Texas has filed suit against the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) over Guidance for use of criminal records of job applicants by employers for criminal background checks that may exclude convicted felons from employment. The complaint STATE OF TEXAS vs. EEOC is available at http://www.esrcheck.com/file/State-Of-Texas-vs-EEOC.pdf.Continue reading "Texas Sues EEOC over Guidance for Criminal Background Checks"
All U.S. Courts are closed on Monday, November 11, 2013 in observance of the Veterans Day, according to the ‘Federal Holidays’ page of U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) website at http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/snow-dismissal-procedures/federal-holidays/#url=2013.Continue reading "All US Courts Closed on November 11 in Observance of Veterans Day"
Total nonfarm payroll employment in the United States rose by 204,000 jobs in October 2013 while the unemployment rate ticked up to 7.3 percent and the number of unemployed persons remained mostly unchanged at 11.3 million, according to ‘THE EMPLOYMENT SITUATION — OCTOBER 2013’ released today by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor …Continue reading "October 2013 Employment Situation Report Shows Gain of 204000 Jobs"
Background check consumer protection watchdog group Concerned CRAs has accepted its 200th participating employment background screening company, according to a press release available at http://www.prweb.com/releases/backgroundchecks/employment/prweb11304787.htm.Continue reading "Background Check Consumer Protection Group Concerned CRAs Reaches 200 Members"
A Navy veteran who served three tours in Iraq was mistakenly identified as a felon after undergoing a background check to lease an apartment, according to a ‘Bamboozled’ post available on NJ.com at http://www.nj.com/business/index.ssf/2013/11/bamboozled_credit_reporting_fi.html.Continue reading "Credit Reporting Agency Mistakenly Identifies Veteran as Felon on Background Check Report"
Target Corp. will ‘Ban the Box’ asking job seekers about their criminal history on employment applications starting next year to comply with a new Minnesota law that takes effect January 1, 2014, according to a story from the StarTribune available at http://www.startribune.com/business/229310141.html.Continue reading "Target to Ban the Box Asking Job Seekers about Criminal History on Applications Starting January 1"
Background screening provider First Advantage (FADV), a Symphony Technology Group (STG) company, has acquired screening industry competitor Verifications, Inc., according to a press release on the Yahoo! Finance website available at http://finance.yahoo.com/news/first-advantage-acquires-verifications-inc-180000268.html.Continue reading "First Advantage Acquires Background Screening Industry Competitor Verifications Inc"
To help employers comply with U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) guidance, Attorney Lester Rosen, Founder and CEO of Employment Screening Resources® (ESR), will discuss ‘Proper Use of Criminal Records When Hiring – Best Practices for Complying with the EEOC’s New Enforcement Guidelines’ in a webinar sponsored by Avant Resources on Wednesday, November 6, 2013 …Continue reading "Background Check Expert Lester Rosen Discusses Proper Use of Criminal Records When Hiring in Webinar November 6"
Starting November 1, 2013, employers in Seattle, Washington will need to comply with new “Ban the Box” legislation – Ordinance 124201 – that limits the use criminal history records by employers for employment screening during the initial hiring process. The text of Ordinance 124201, which creates a new ‘Chapter 14.17 The Use of Criminal History …Continue reading "Seattle Ban the Box Ordinance Limiting Use of Criminal Records by Employers Takes Effect November 1"
Private sector employment in the United States increased by 130,000 jobs from August 2013 to October 2013 led by a gain of 81,000 jobs in large businesses, according to the October 2013 ADP National Employment Report® produced by Automatic Data Processing, Inc. (ADP®) in collaboration with Moody’s Analytics. The complete October 2013 ADP National Employment …Continue reading "October 2013 ADP National Employment Report Shows 130000 Jobs Added"