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Employment Screening Resources to Co-Host Webinar with Paycor on Trends for Background Checks in 2016

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

Employment Screening Resources (ESR), a leading global provider of on demand background check services, will co-host a third webinar in a three part series on recruiting and hiring with leading HR and payroll software provider Paycor. This webinar, entitled ‘Strategies and Trends for Background Checks in 2016 That Will Impact You,’ is scheduled for Thursday, March 10, 2016, at 2:15 PM ET/11:15 PT. Continue reading

Need for Speed in Hiring Process May Compromise Background Checks

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

A safe hiring expert believes that the “need for speed” in the hiring process “unfortunately can often run contrary to the need for accuracy and due diligence” in the background checks of job applicants, according to the article ‘Push to Reduce Time-to-Hire May Impede Background Check Process’ on the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) website. Continue reading

HR West 2016 to Feature Session on California Background Checks by Attorney Lester Rosen

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

The HR West 2016 Conference presented by the Northern California HR Association (NCHRA) will feature a session entitled ‘Legally Using Criminal Background Checks for California Employers’ by Attorney Lester Rosen, the founder and CEO of Employment Screening Resources (ESR), on Monday, March 7, 2016, from 3:30 PM to 4:45 PM PT. Continue reading

CFPB Issues Compliance Bulletin on FCRA Requirements for Data Furnishers

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has issued Compliance Bulletin 2016-01 regarding compliance with the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) that emphasizes the obligation of data furnishers under Regulation V to establish and implement written policies and procedures regarding the accuracy and integrity of information being furnished to Consumer Reporting Agencies (CRAs). Continue reading

Complaint Claims Violations of California ICRAA by Consumer Reporting Agency

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

A complaint filed in Superior Court of California County of San Francisco claims a Consumer Reporting Agency (CRA) has violated the Investigative Consumer Reporting Agencies Act (ICRAA), California Civil Code § 1786 ET SEQ. The ICRAA “regulates the procurement, content, and use of criminal, credit, medical, and other background checks by investigative credit reporting agencies and employers.” Continue reading

Restaurant and Arcade Chain Faces FCRA Class Action Lawsuit Over Background Checks

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

A proposed class action lawsuit claims that restaurant and arcade chain Dave & Buster’s allegedly disregarded the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) when conducting background checks for employment purposes on prospective employees, according to a report from TopClassActions.com. Continue reading

Employment Screening Resources Commentary on Alleged Shootings by Uber Driver Published on CNN

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

The shooting deaths of six people in Kalamazoo, Michigan – where the alleged gunman supposedly picked up fares while working as an Uber driver during the killing spree – raises questions about personal safety in the “gig economy” where strangers use software applications to provide a host of services for others, according to Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) president and chief compliance officer Brad Landin in his opinion piece ‘Vetting drivers in the age of Uber’ on CNN.com. Continue reading

Safe Hiring Expert Examines FCRA and Background Checks in Webinar

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

Attorney Lester Rosen, Founder and CEO of Employment Screening Resources (ESR), will present a webinar with Compliance Online titled “The Federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) and Background Checks” on Friday, February 26, 2016 at 10:00 AM PST / 1:00 PM ESR. This webinar will explain the FCRA and regulations employers should comply with while hiring new employees to avoid getting into legal issues in the future. Continue reading

Webinar Helps Employers Comply with EEOC Guidance on Criminal Records

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

To help employers comply with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) Guidance on the use of criminal records, Attorney Lester Rosen, founder and CEO of background check firm Employment Screening Resources (ESR), will present a live webinar with Aurora Training Advantage entitled “EEOC Criminal Records Update” on February 25, 2016 from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM EST (11:00 AM to 12:30 PM PST). Continue reading

Employment Screening Resources Releases Updated Whitepaper on Social Media Background Checks

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

Since many employers are using the Internet to recruit and screen jobs applicants, Employment Screening Resources® (ESR), a global provider of background checks, has released an update of its complimentary whitepaper ‘Ten Potential Dangers When Using Social Media Background Checks’ to help them avoid legal risk online. The whitepaper is available for free download at http://www.esrcheck.com/Whitepapers/Social-Media-Background-Checks/. Continue reading