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FTC Requests Public Comment on Disposal Rule for Consumer Report Information and Records

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is seeking public comment on the Disposal Rule formally known as the ‘Disposal of Consumer Report Information and Records Rule’ which implements part of the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act of 2003 (FACTA) by requiring consumer report information for business purposes to be properly disposed of through reasonable measures to protect that data from unauthorized access, according to an FTC press release. Continue reading

Wells Fargo Fined $185 Million for Secretly Opening Unauthorized Accounts

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has fined Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. $100 million – the largest penalty the CFPB ever imposed – as part of a total fine of $185 million “for the widespread illegal practice of secretly opening unauthorized deposit and credit card accounts,” according to a CFPB press release. Continue reading

NAPBS Elects Dawn Standerwick of Employment Screening Resources Chair of Board of Directors

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Written By Employment Screening Resources® (ESR)

Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) – a global background check firm – is pleased to announce that Dawn Standerwick, ESR Vice President of Strategic Growth, has been elected Chair of the Board of Directors of the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS®) for the 2016-17 term. Continue reading

OMB Approves Revisions to New Form I-9

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has approved the latest revisions to the current version of the Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification which expired on March 31, 2016 to clear the way for a new Form I-9 to be released to the public, according to an OMB Notice of Action dated August 25, 2016. Continue reading

Safe Hiring Expert to Present Webcast about Social Media and Hiring on October 19

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

Attorney Lester Rosen, the founder and CEO of global background check firm Employment Screening Resources® (ESR), will present a live webcast entitled If It’s on the Internet, Isn’t it Fair Game? Social Media and Hiring underwritten by video interview provider Montage for the Human Capital Institute (HCI) on Wednesday, October 19, 2016, from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. EDT. To register for the webcast, please visit www.hci.org/lib/if-it-s-internet-isn-t-it-fair-game-social-media-and-hiring. Continue reading

Safe Hiring Expert Attorney Lester Rosen to Host Webinar on EEOC Criminal Record Guidance

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

On April 25, 2012, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) – the agency that enforces federal laws prohibiting employment discrimination – approved an updated ‘Enforcement Guidance on the Consideration of Arrest and Conviction Records in Employment Decisions Under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964’ that has since impacted how employers in America hire. Continue reading

August Employment Situation Report Shows 151,000 Jobs Added in Month

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

The U.S. economy added 151,000 jobs in August 2016 while both the unemployment rate and the number of unemployed persons remained unchanged at 4.9 percent and 7.8 million respectively, according to the Employment Situation Report for August 2016 released by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Continue reading

Temporary Staffing Agency to Pay $435,000 to Settle EEOC Race Discrimination Suit

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

A temporary staffing agency will pay $435,000 to settle a race and national origin discrimination lawsuit brought by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) that claimed the company illegally granted placement preferences to Hispanic Temps over African American Temps, the EEOC has announced. Continue reading

CFPB Supervisory Highlights for Summer 2016 Include FCRA Adverse Action Notice Issues

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Supervisory Highlights for Summer 2016 publication features some issues related to adverse action notices that the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) requires users of background check reports to send to subjects of those reports when any adverse (i.e. negative) action is taken against them based on information contained in the background check report. Continue reading

Sacramento CA May Ban the Box on Job Applications

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

The City of Sacramento, California is considering a law that may “Ban the Box” and prohibit private companies from receiving city contracts if they ask their workers whether or not they have a criminal conviction on job applications, according to a report from KCRA 3 News in Sacramento. Continue reading