Category Archives: Recent Posts

NAPBS Submits Comments to Los Angeles Mayor and City Council Regarding Ban the Box Legislation

NAPBS logo

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

The National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS) has submitted comments to Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and the LA City Council regarding proposed “ban the box” legislation noting that rule amendments would pose “severe compliance challenges” for employers in the city, especially Consumer Reporting Agencies (CRAs) currently regulated by the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). Continue reading

National Background Investigations Bureau Launched to Ensure Integrity of Federal Workforce


Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

On October 1, 2016, the National Background Investigations Bureau (NBIB) was officially launched with the mission of “delivering efficient and effective background investigations to ensure the integrity and trustworthiness of the Federal workforce.” Continue reading

Home Health Care Agency Sued for Alleged Negligent Hiring and Supervision of Sweetheart Swindler


Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

A woman has sued a home health care agency for the alleged negligent hiring and supervision of a well-known con artist dubbed “The Sweetheart Swindler” with a long criminal history of stealing from the elderly dating back to the 1960s, according to a report from the Courthouse News (CN) Service. Continue reading

New California Law Requires Stricter Background Checks on Transportation Network Company Drivers


Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

California Governor Jerry Brown has signed legislation that will take effect January 1, 2017 – Assembly Bill (AB 1289) – and require Transportation Network Companies (TNCs) such as Uber and Lyft to conduct stricter background checks on their drivers or else face a fine up to $5,000 for each violation of the law. Continue reading

EEOC Releases New Online Small Business Resource Center to Help Small Businesses Avoid Employment Discrimination


Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) – the agency that enforces federal laws prohibiting employment discrimination – has released a new online Small Business Resource Center (SBRC) designed to help small business owners comply with federal employment anti-discrimination laws enforced by EEOC. Continue reading

NAPBS Announces Record Breaking Attendance at 2016 Annual Conference

NAPBS logo

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

The National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS) has announced that a record-breaking 763 background screening professionals attended the 2016 NAPBS Annual Conference held in Palm Desert, California on September 18-20, 2016, according to a press release from the NAPBS. Continue reading

Employment Screening Resources Successfully Completes 2016 SOC 2 Type 2 Data Security Audit


Written By Employment Screening Resources (ESR)

Employment Screening Resources® (ESR), a leading global background screening firm, has announced that independent auditors conducting a SOC (Service Organization Control) 2® Type 2 examination of ESR’s operations for the six month testing period of January 2016 through June 2016 have issued a SOC 2® Type 2 report that states ESR management maintained effective controls over the privacy, security, and confidentiality of its employee screening system. Continue reading

Safe Hiring Expert Attorney Lester Rosen to Co-Present Session on Background Checks at 2016 AELC Conference


Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

Attorney Lester S. Rosen, Founder and CEO of Employment Screening Resources® (ESR), will co-present a session on workplace security and background checks at the 2016 American Employment Law Council (AELC) Conference taking place from October 19, 2016, to October 22, 2016, at The Ritz Carlton in Naples, Florida. Continue reading

Massive Yahoo Data Breach Could Affect 500 Million Users


Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

Technology company Yahoo has confirmed user account information that may have included names, email addresses, phone numbers, dates of birth, passwords, and security questions was stolen from 500 million Yahoo user accounts by “a state-sponsored actor” in a massive data breach in late 2014. (UPDATE: Important Security Information for Yahoo UsersYahoo believes an unauthorized third party, in August 2013, stole data associated with more than one billion user accounts. Yahoo believes this incident is likely distinct from the incident the company disclosed on September 22, 2016.) Continue reading

USCIS to Publish Revised Form I-9 by November 22


Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced that a revised version of the Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification will be published by November 22, 2016. Employers may use the current version of the Form I-9 with a revision date of 03/08/2013 N until January 21, 2017. After January 21, 2017, all previous versions of Form I-9 will be invalid. Continue reading