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EEOC Report Reveals Focus on Systemic Discrimination

 

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has released its annual Fiscal Year 2015 Performance and Accountability Report (PAR) on activities during the past fiscal year from October 1, 2014 through September 30, 2015 that were designed to meet the priorities outlined in the EEOC Strategic Enforcement Plan (SEP) for Fiscal Years 2012-2016. Continue reading

Safe Hiring Expert Authors HR Module on Criminal History Screening of Global Job Applicants

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

Attorney and safe hiring expert Lester Rosen, Founder and CEO of background check firm Employment Screening Resources® (ESR), has authored a module of the Global HR Practitioner Handbook Volume 3 titled “Criminal History Screening of Global Job Applicants: Hidden Dangers Employers Should Know” that is available at the Global Immersion Press e-store. Continue reading

Wisconsin Latest State to Join E-Verify RIDE Program

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) – the government agency that oversees lawful immigration to the United States – has announced that Wisconsin has become the latest state to join the Records and Information from DMVs for E-Verify (RIDE) Program beginning on November 15, 2015. Continue reading

EEOC Does Not Have to Reveal Statistical Analysis Used for Background Check Lawsuit against Dollar General

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

An Illinois federal judge has denied an objection by Dollar General to an earlier ruling that determined the retailer could not obtain the statistical analysis used in a lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) that claimed Dollar General’s background check program kept African Americans from finding work with the company, according to a report from CookCountyRecord.com. Continue reading

Privacy Rights Clearinghouse Posts Article by Safe Hiring Expert Lester Rosen on Helping Ex-Offenders Find Work

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

Job seekers with criminal records face many challenges when re-entering the workforce. To help these reformed ex-offenders find employment, the Privacy Rights Clearinghouse (PRC), a California nonprofit corporation helping individuals protect their privacy, has posted an article titled “Ten Critical Steps for Ex-Offenders to Get Back Into the Workforce” by safe hiring expert Attorney Lester Rosen, the founder and CEO of San Francisco, CA-area background check firm Employment Screening Resources (ESR). Continue reading

Webinar Shows Employers How to Deal with Employees Charged With a Crime

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

When a business learns that an employee has been arrested, numerous concerns are raised. To address this problem, Attorney and background check expert Lester Rosen, founder and CEO of Employment Screening Resources (ESR), will present a webinar with Aurora Training Advantage titled “Dealing With Employees That Have Been Charged With a Crime” on Wednesday, November 18, 2015 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. EST. Continue reading

Class Action Lawsuit Against Big Lots Claims FCRA Violations

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

A class action lawsuit filed in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania against Big Lots Stores Inc. claims the retail discount store chain allegedly conducted improper background checks on employees in violation of the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), according to a report from TopClassActions.com. Continue reading

Nashville TN Joins Ban the Box Movement

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

The Metro Civil Service Commission of Nashville, Tennessee has voted unanimously to join the Ban the Box movement and remove the check box on job applications for employment with the consolidated city and county that asks if applicants were ever convicted of a crime in the past, according to report on the WKRN-TV News 2 website. Continue reading

Employers Should Watch Out for Phony Job Seekers Looking for FCRA Lawsuits Not Work

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

Employers conducting background checks on prospective employees have to worry about the sharp rise in the number of class action lawsuits filed by job applicants over alleged technical violations of the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). Employment Screening Resources (ESR) saw the potential for phony job seekers looking to file FCRA class action lawsuits over technical violations of the FCRA as far back as a March 25, 2009 blog “Cup of Coffee with that Criminal Conviction? Starbucks Case Underscores Importance of Well-Crafted Employment Application” written by ESR founder and CEO Attorney Lester Rosen. Continue reading

Military Veterans Face Unique Challenges in Civilian Workforce

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

Nearly two-thirds – 64 percent – of U.S. military veterans employed in white collar jobs in the civilian workforce say they are not using skills that could be relevant in the corporate world while more than one-third – 38 percent – say corporate leaders are incapable of seeing their full potential, according to findings in the book Mission Critical: Unlocking the Value of Veterans in the Workforce from the Center for Talent Innovation that highlights the unique challenges military veterans face in civilian workplaces. Continue reading