Employment Important Issue for Veterans after Completion of Military Service

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn With employment an important issue for Veterans completing their military service, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) offers a Veterans Employment Toolkit designed to provide those who have served their country with resources on how to find jobs, make smart career decisions, and advance in the …

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Credit Reporting Agencies to Pay $7.1 Million to State of Mississippi over Credit Report Errors

  Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The nation’s three major credit reporting agencies—Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion—will pay the state of Mississippi a total of $7.175 million and two of the agencies will offer Mississippians unlimited access to free credit reports over the next three years to resolve an investigation into credit report …

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FTC Issues Data Breach Response Guide for Businesses

  Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn With massive data breaches like the one affecting 500 million Yahoo users in the news lately, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has issued a new Data Breach Response: A Guide for Business that outlines the steps that businesses should take when experiencing a data breach.

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Jackson County MO Joins Ban the Box Movement

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Jackson County, Missouri has joined the fast spreading Ban the Box movement and will no longer require job candidates applying for employment with the county to check a box on application forms if they have a criminal record, according to a report from the Kansas City Star.

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Safe Hiring Expert Attorney Lester Rosen to Present Webinar on Use of Criminal Records by Employers

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Attorney Lester Rosen, founder and CEO of Employment Screening Resources® (ESR), will present a live webinar for Clear Law Institute entitled “The Use of Criminal Records by Employers: Staying Safe, Fair and Legal” on November 22, 2016, from 3:00 PM to 4:15 PM ET. To register for …

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October Employment Situation Report Shows 161,000 Jobs Added

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The U.S. economy added 161,000 jobs while the unemployment rate and number of unemployed persons dropped to 4.9 percent and 7.8 million respectively in October of 2016, according to the Employment Situation report released by the Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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FCRA Lawsuit against Bank of America over Background Checks Dismissed

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn A California federal judge has dismissed a class action lawsuit filed against Bank of America Inc. and other defendants over alleged violations of the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) during background checks on contract workers by ruling the plaintiff lacked standing to bring any claims, according …

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Background Check Experts Brad Landin and Dawn Standerwick to Speak at Paycor Online HR and Compliance Web Summit

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Two background check experts from Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) – ESR President and Chief Compliance Officer Brad Landin and ESR Vice President of Strategic Growth Dawn Standerwick – will co-present a session entitled “Hiring Compliance: Strategies and Trends for Background Checks” on Wednesday, November 9, 2016, from …

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Man Misidentified as Criminal on Background Check Awarded Over $3 Million

  Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn A Florida man who was denied jobs after a background check company misidentified him twice as a criminal – one who just happened to have the same birth date and a similar name – has won a nearly $3.6 million verdict in federal court, according to …

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Continuous Screening of Employees Could Be More Common in Near Future

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn While most companies currently perform background screening on employees once at the pre-hire stage, “the new normal may call for continuous, post-hire monitoring” in the near future to avoid insider threats, according to a Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) article.

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