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Study Finds Bans on Credit Checks by Employers May Lead to More Unemployment for Some Applicants

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

A study of bans on credit checks by employers meant to help job applicants with bad credit find work revealed that people with mid-to-low credit scores, those under 22 years old, and – most surprisingly – African-Americans, were more likely to be unemployed as a result of these laws. Continue reading

Company to Pay $3.1 Million for Illegally Offshoring Personal Data and Risking Privacy of Millions of Americans

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

A New York-based company awarded a contract by the state to digitize files holding fingerprint records and personal information collected from 22 million people has agreed to pay $3.1 million in penalties and fees for unlawfully outsourcing and “offshoring” the work overseas to India and risking the privacy of millions of people, according to a report from The New York Times. Continue reading

EEOC Issues Fact Sheet to Help Small Business Owners Prevent Discrimination

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) – the federal agency that enforces laws prohibiting employment discrimination – has issued a one-page fact sheet entitled “Preventing Discrimination is Good Business” to help small business owners understand their responsibilities under the federal employment anti-discrimination laws. Continue reading

Chattanooga Police Dealing with Backlog of 23,000 Expunged Criminal Records that Could Affect Background Checks and Hiring

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

The Chattanooga, Tennessee Police Department is working to process a backlog of at least 23,000 orders for expunged criminal files, where a legal record of an arrest or a criminal conviction is sealed and erased in the eyes of the law, which could affect the hiring of job seekers with criminal records that undergo background checks, according to a report from the Chattanooga Times Free Press. Continue reading

Safe Hiring Expert Attorney Lester Rosen to Host Webinar on Background Checks and Negligent Hiring

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

Attorney Lester Rosen, founder and CEO of Employment Screening Resources (ESR), will host a webinar for Clear Law Institute entitled “Background Checks, Negligent Hiring, and Legal Compliance” on Tuesday, March 29, 2016, from 12:00 p.m. Noon to 1:15 p.m. PST. To register for the event, please visit http://clearlawinstitute.com/shop/webinars/background-checks-negligent-hiring-legal-compliance/. Continue reading

Class Action Lawsuit Claims Negligent Hiring by Hospital Put Thousands of Patients at Risk

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

A class action lawsuit filed in a Colorado Federal Court claims a hospital put thousands of its patients at risk through the negligent hiring of a surgical technologist who potentially exposed them to viruses such as HIV, hepatitis B, or hepatitis C, according to the Denver Post. Continue reading

Employment Screening Resources’ Dawn Standerwick Accepts Position on HR Tech Alliances Advisory Board

 

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

Employment Screening Resources® (ESR), a leading global provider of background screening services, announced today that Dawn Standerwick, ESR Vice President of Strategic Growth, has accepted her nomination to become a member of the Advisory Board of HR Tech Alliances, a global HR portal designed to foster collaboration, strategic partnerships, and alliances in the HR Technology industry. Continue reading

Marin Business Forum Event on Background Checks Features Safe Hiring Expert Attorney Lester Rosen

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

The Marin Business Forum (MBF) will present an event with the Novato Chamber of Commerce on “Background Checks” featuring Attorney Lester Rosen, founder and CEO of Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) on Thursday, March 24, 2016 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. To register, visit http://marinbusinessforum.com/event-registration/. Continue reading

Presidential Candidates Asked to Make Re-Entry of People with Criminal Background into Workforce a Priority in America

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

Illinois State Representative La Shawn K. Ford (D-Chicago) held a press conference on Sunday, March 13, 2016, with people who have a criminal background in America to call on presidential candidates running in the upcoming Illinois primary on Tuesday to make workforce re-entry issues a priority for the United States, according to a press release from Ford’s office. Continue reading

NIGA Associate Member Employment Screening Resources Exhibiting at Indian Gaming Tradeshow and Convention

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

Employment Screening Resources (ESR), a global provider of background check services and an Associate Member of the National Indian Gaming Association (NIGA), will be an exhibitor at the NIGA Indian Gaming Tradeshow & Convention taking place at the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, Arizona from March 13-16, 2016. ESR will be located at Booth 415. Continue reading