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Report Suggests Ways to Improve Ban the Box Policies to Help Prevent Racial Discrimination

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

A research report released by the nonprofit Urban Institute in February 2017 – ‘Ban the Box and Racial Discrimination: A Review of the Evidence and Policy Recommendations’ – suggests “Ban the Box” policies that remove questions on job applications requiring applicants to disclose their criminal history may be improved with policy additions to support equal employment opportunity laws that help prevent racial discrimination. Continue reading

Safe Hiring Expert to Present Two Day Seminar on Background Checks for Newly Hired Employees

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

Attorney Lester S. Rosen, founder and CEO of Employment Screening Resources® (ESR), will present a two day in-person seminar for Compliance Online entitled “Ready, Aim, Hire!! Employee Screening and Background Checks for Newly Hired Employees” on March 30 and 31, 2017, in San Jose, California. For more information about this event, visit http://www.complianceonline.com/how-to-avoid-negligent-hiring-using-employee-screening-strategies-seminar-training-80261SEM-prdsm. Continue reading

SHRM Will Discuss National Study of Employers on Facebook Live March 8

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) will release a survey examining workplace policies and practices called the “National Study of Employers” on Wednesday, March 8, 2017, and one of the study’s authors will talk about key findings of the research and answer questions about the survey during a Facebook Live session on that same day, according to a press release on the SHRM website. Continue reading

USCIS Issues Instructions for Employers to Download Historic Records Reports in E-Verify by March 31

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (UCSIS) is helping employers using E-Verify for more than 10 years by issuing “Instructions to Download Historic Records Reports in E-Verify” to retain case information by downloading the new Historic Records Reports containing E-Verify cases dated on or before December 31, 2006, that will be purged after March 31, 2017. Continue reading

CFPB Monthly Complaint Report for February Highlights Complaints about Credit Reports

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has released the Monthly Complaint Report for February 2017 that highlights consumer complaints about credit reports and shows how consumers continue to report struggling to resolve errors on their credit reports. The report is at http://files.consumerfinance.gov/f/documents/201702_cfpb_Monthly-Complaint-Report.pdf. Continue reading

USCIS Publishes Updated Handbook for Employers for Completing Form I-9

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has published the updated M-274, Handbook for Employers: Guidance for Completing Form I-9 to provide employers with detailed guidance for completing the Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification. The M-274 Handbook is at www.uscis.gov/sites/default/files/files/form/m-274.pdf. Continue reading

ESR VP of Strategic Growth Dawn Standerwick to Speak on Panel at HR Open Standards 2017 Annual Meeting

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

Dawn Standerwick, Vice President of Strategic Growth for Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) and Chair of the Board of Directors of the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS®), will speak on a panel at the HR Open Standards 2017 Annual Meeting taking place March 9-10, 2017, in Denver, Colorado.  To learn more, visit www.hropenstandards.org/page/2017AnnualMe. Continue reading

PASCO Sponsors Webinar on Negligent Hiring and Background Checks in California

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

The Professional Association of Sonoma County (PASCO) is sponsoring a live webinar entitled ‘Negligent Hiring and Background Checks in California – Best Practices and Legal Compliance’ presented by noted background check expert Attorney Lester Rosen, founder and CEO of Employment Screening Resources® (ESR). To register for this webinar, which is scheduled from 8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Pacific Time on Friday, March 17, 2017, please visit the PASCO website at http://pascohr.org/event-expresso-events-list/. Continue reading

California FTB Warns Businesses and Individuals about Tax Identity Theft and Refund Fraud Scams

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

The California Franchise Tax Board (FTB) has issued a warning to businesses and individuals that tax identity theft and refund fraud schemes where criminals steal an employee’s information and file a fraudulent tax return to claim and redirect a taxpayer’s refund are off to a fast start this filing season. Continue reading