Alleged Diploma Mills Settle FTC Charges of Misleading Consumers with Fake Diplomas

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 …

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Safe Hiring Expert to Present Webinar on California Background Checks

  Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Attorney Lester S. Rosen, founder and CEO of Employment Screening Resources® (ESR), will present a live webinar for Business and Legal Resources (BLR) entitled ‘California Background Checks: Best Practices for Hiring in the Golden State’ on Thursday, February 23, 2017, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. …

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Kentucky Governor Issues Order to Ban the Box from State Job Applications

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On February 1, 2017, Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin issued an executive order that will “Ban the Box” and remove questions about criminal conviction history from the initial application for all state jobs in the executive branch, according to a news report on Governor Bevin’s website.

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Report Recommends Increased Employee Screening of Airport Workers to Mitigate Insider Threats

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The House Homeland Security Committee Majority Staff has issued a report entitled ‘America’s Airports: The Threat From Within’ that examines employee screening at the approximately 450 airports in the U.S. under federal control and found that “much more needs to be done to improve the state of …

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Safe Hiring Expert Attorney Lester Rosen Examines Negligent Hiring and Background Checks in Webinar

  Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Attorney Lester S. Rosen, founder and CEO of Employment Screening Resources® (ESR), will present a webinar for TrainHR entitled “Negligent Hiring and Background Checks – Best Practices and Legal Compliance” on Monday, February 13, 2017 starting at 10:00 AM Pacific Time / 1:00 PM Eastern Time.

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Third Edition of Safe Hiring Manual by Attorney Lester Rosen Published to Help Employers Conduct Background Checks

  Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Nationally recognized background check expert Attorney Lester Rosen, founder and CEO of Employment Screening Resources® (ESR), has authored an updated and enhanced third edition of his comprehensive book on background screening entitled “The Safe Hiring Manual – The Complete Guide to Employment Screening Background Checks for …

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January 2017 Jobs Report Shows U.S. Economy Added 227,000 Jobs in Month

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The United States economy added 227,000 jobs in January 2017 while the unemployment rate increased by 0.1 percentage point to 4.8 percent, according to the Employment Situation report released by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

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Study Finds Identity Theft Reached Record High 15.4 Million Victims in 2016

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The 2017 Identity Fraud Study released by Javelin Strategy & Research has revealed that the number of identity theft victims increased 16% to reach 15.4 million U.S. consumers in 2016 – the highest number since Javelin began tracking fraud in 2003 – and that the amount of …

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Philadelphia Wage Equity Law Prohibits Employers from Asking Job Applicants about Salary History

  Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On January 23, 2017, Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney signed Bill No. 160840, a Wage Equity Law that prohibits employers from inquiring about the salary history of job applicants. A copy of the law – which is slated to take effect May 23, 2017 – is at …

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FTC Hosts Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week from January 30 to February 3

  Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) will host Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week from January 30, 2017, to February 3, 2017, with a series of events using webinars and social media to alert consumers and businesses to ways they can minimize their risk of tax identity theft, …

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