Attorney and safe hiring expert Lester Rosen, Founder and CEO of Employment Screening Resources (ESR), will discuss the ‘ESR Top Ten Background Check Trends for 2013’ in a presentation at the Los Angeles HR Star Conference on Wednesday, March 20, 2013. The LA HR Star Conference will take place at the Los Angeles Convention Center …Continue reading "Top Ten Background Check Trends for 2013 Discussed at Los Angeles HR Star Conference on March 20"
A New York law signed by Governor Andrew Cuomo in August 2012 that amended the state’s 2008 Social Security Number Protection Law has caused some concern for New York employers conducting background checks. However, a review of the law demonstrates that when it comes to background checks conducted under the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) …Continue reading "New York Social Security Number Protection Law Amendment Allows Employers to Request SSN for Background Checks"
At least 28 states have legislation that has been introduced or is pending in 2013 to prevent employers from requesting usernames and passwords to various social media and personal Internet accounts of employees and job applicants to get or keep a job, according the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL). A list of legislation regarding …Continue reading "Legislation to Prevent Employers from Requesting Social Media Passwords Introduced or Pending in 28 States"
On Wednesday, February 27, 2013, the House Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security held a hearing entitled “How E-Verify Works and How it Benefits American Employers and Workers” in Washington, D.C. Members at the hearing discussed whether use of the E-Verify employment eligibility verification system should be required by all U.S. employers to check the …Continue reading "House Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security Holds Hearing on E-Verify Employment Eligibility Verification System"
Identity theft in general – and tax- or wage-related fraud in particular – has once again topped the list of complaints received by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) for the 13th consecutive year in the annual FTC Consumer Sentinel Network Data Book for January – December 2012. The report, which marks the first year the …Continue reading "Identity Theft Tops Annual FTC List of National Consumer Complaints for 13th Consecutive Year"
The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and the community group TakeAction Minnesota have accused a large national retailer of unfair hiring practices that allegedly discriminated against job applicants with criminal records in ten formal complaints filed with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). More information about this story is available …Continue reading "Complaints to EEOC Allege National Retailer Discriminated against Job Applicants with Criminal Records"
The number of identity fraud incidents increased by one million more consumers over the past year and the dollar amount stolen increased to a three-year high of $21 billion, according to the ‘2013 IDENTITY FRAUD REPORT: Data Breaches Becoming a Treasure Trove for Fraudsters’ from Javelin Strategy & Research. The report also explored the relationship …Continue reading "2013 Identity Fraud Report Shows Dollar Amount Stolen Increased to Three Year High of 21 Billion"
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) held a public meeting on February 20, 2013 to discuss progress, achievements, and implementation of the EEOC Strategic Plan for Fiscal Years 2012 to 2016 that was approved in a 4-1 vote in February 2012. The Strategic Plan serves as a framework for the EEOC to achieve its …Continue reading "EEOC Discusses Progress of Strategic Plan for Fiscal Years 2012 to 2016 in Public Meeting on February 20"
The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced that users of the federal E-Verify online system that allows businesses to verify the employment eligibility of their employees to work in the United States gave the program high marks in a recent customer satisfaction survey. More than 1,300 randomly selected employers across the nation who use …Continue reading "E-Verify Employment Eligibility Verification System Receives High Ratings in Customer Satisfaction Survey"
In December of 2012, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) Board of Directors modified the Statement of Policy (SOP) for Section 19 of the Federal Deposit Insurance (FDI) Act which prohibits a person convicted of a criminal offense involving dishonesty, breach of trust, money laundering, or who has entered into a pretrial diversion program, from …Continue reading "FDIC Modifies Statement of Policy for Section 19 of Federal Deposit Insurance Act"