Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley has reintroduced legislation – the “Accountability Through Electronic Verification Act” – that would permanently authorize and require employers to use the E-Verify program, an Internet-based system that helps employers determine the eligibility of employees to work in the United States, …Continue reading "Legislation Would Make E-Verify Mandatory for All Employers"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Human resource (HR) professionals conducting employment screening when hiring must adapt to several emerging background check trends including “Ban the Box” laws and the “gig” workforce in 2017, according to an article on the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) website.Continue reading "HR Professionals Must Adapt to Emerging Background Check Trends when Hiring"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has released detailed breakdowns of the Enforcement and Litigation Statistics for the 91,503 charges of workplace discrimination the agency received in fiscal year 2016, which was the second year in a row that the number of charges filed with EEOC …Continue reading "EEOC Releases Enforcement and Litigation Data for Fiscal Year 2016"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On January 20, 2017, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that employers can “willfully” violate the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) if they provide job applicants with a disclosure that a background check may be obtained for employment purposes that also includes a liability waiver …Continue reading "Appeals Court Rules Employer Willfully Violated FCRA with Liability Waiver on Background Check Disclosure Document"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On November 14, 2016, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced the publishing of a revised version of the Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification that employers must start using by January 22, 2017. The new Form I-9 dated 11/14/2016 N is available on the USCIS website …Continue reading "Employers Must Use New Revised Form I-9 Starting January 22"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On December 9, 2016, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti signed into law a Ban the Box ordinance called the Fair Chance Initiative that requires employers to remove questions about criminal history from job applications and restricts them from asking job applicants about criminal convictions until after a …Continue reading "Los Angeles Ban the Box Ordinance Takes Effect January 22"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Sonoma County (CA) Superior Court workers have gone on strike after claiming contract negotiations broke down over pay and working conditions, as approximately 100 members of Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local No. 1021 carried picket signs and chanted slogans in front of the Hall of Justice …Continue reading "Sonoma County CA Court Workers Go on Strike"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Attorney Lester Rosen, founder and CEO of Employment Screening Resources® (ESR), has updated and expanded a new Third Edition of his comprehensive book on background checks – “The Safe Hiring Manual – The Complete Guide to Employment Screening Background Checks for Employers, Recruiters, and Jobseekers” (Facts On Demand …Continue reading "Third Edition of Safe Hiring Manual by Attorney Lester Rosen to Be Published in January 2017"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The 2017 Liberty Mutual Workplace Safety Index produced by the Liberty Mutual Research Institute for Safety has found more than $1 billion is spent each week on serious but non-fatal injuries in workplaces in the United States. The Workplace Safety Index ranks the top ten causes …Continue reading "Workplace Safety Index Finds One Billion Dollars Spent Each Week on Injuries in U.S. Workplaces"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Starbucks Corp. is facing a class action lawsuit filed by a Colorado man who claims he was denied a job based on an allegedly inaccurate background check and is suing the coffeehouse chain for violations of the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), according to a …Continue reading "Starbucks Faces Class Action Lawsuit for Allegedly Inaccurate Background Check"