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 …Continue reading "California FTB Warns Businesses and Individuals about Tax Identity Theft and Refund Fraud Scams"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On January 10, 2017, the California Fair Employment & Housing Council (FEHC) approved regulations first proposed in 2016 that restrict the use of criminal records of job applicants and employees by employers in hiring and other employment decisions. The new regulations from the FEHC – the state agency …Continue reading "California FEHC Approves Regulations for Employers Using Criminal Records of Applicants and Employees"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The Los Angeles Department of Public Works (DPW) Bureau of Contract Administration (BCA) has issued an Individualized Assessment and Reassessment Form to help employers comply with the Ban the Box law called the Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance (FCIHO) that took effect January 22, 2017.Continue reading "City of Los Angeles Issues Ban the Box Ordinance Individualized Assessment and Reassessment Form"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Attorney Lester Rosen, author of “The Safe Hiring Manual” and CEO of San Francisco, California-area background check firm Employment Screening Resources® (ESR), will present a live session entitled “Avoiding Lawsuits and Bad Hires with Effective Background Screening” on Monday, March 6, 2017, from 3:00 p.m. to …Continue reading "Safe Hiring Expert Attorney Lester Rosen to Present Session at HR West 2017"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn United Parcel Service (UPS) of America Inc. faces a class action lawsuit that claims UPS allegedly violated the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) by using background checks for employment without providing the results to job applicants or employees, according to a report on the Top Class …Continue reading "UPS Faces FCRA Class Action Lawsuit Over Alleged Background Check Violations"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn A Federal Trade Commission (FTC) blog entitled ‘Background checks? Don’t double-dip.’ reminds users who receive information from Consumer Reporting Agencies (CRAs) that compile consumer reports containing the employment, income, and criminal history of consumers that they must comply with the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) and …Continue reading "FTC Reminds Users of Consumer Reports of their Obligations Under the FCRA"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On February 13, 2017, the Albany County (NY) Legislature voted 32 to 3 to approve “Local Law N” to Ban the Box and remove the check box on county job applications that applicants are asked to check if they have a criminal record, according to a …Continue reading "Albany County NY Legislature Votes to Ban the Box on Job Applications"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has signed into law new legislation – the “Transportation Network Company Safety and Regulatory Act” (A3695) – that will license and regulate transportation network companies (TNCs) such as Uber and Lyft and require them to meet insurance coverage standards and conduct driving …Continue reading "New Jersey Law Will Require Uber and Lyft Drivers to Undergo Driving and Criminal Background Checks"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Two in five employers – 40 percent – plan to hire full-time permanent employees over the next 12 months while three in 10 employees expect to hire part-time permanent staff, making the hiring outlook for 2017 the best the U.S. has seen in a decade, according …Continue reading "CareerBuilder Job Forecast Finds Best Hiring Outlook in a Decade for 2017"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The operators of two online “high schools” have agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission (FTC) charges that they misled tens of thousands of consumers by falsely claiming to be accredited schools while actually being alleged diploma mills that sold worthless fake diplomas, according to a press release …Continue reading "Alleged Diploma Mills Settle FTC Charges of Misleading Consumers with Fake Diplomas"