Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The U.S. economy added 151,000 jobs in August 2016 while both the unemployment rate and the number of unemployed persons remained unchanged at 4.9 percent and 7.8 million respectively, according to the Employment Situation Report for August 2016 released by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of …Continue reading "August Employment Situation Report Shows 151,000 Jobs Added in Month"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn A temporary staffing agency will pay $435,000 to settle a race and national origin discrimination lawsuit brought by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) that claimed the company illegally granted placement preferences to Hispanic Temps over African American Temps, the EEOC has announced.Continue reading "Temporary Staffing Agency to Pay $435,000 to Settle EEOC Race Discrimination Suit"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Supervisory Highlights for Summer 2016 publication features some issues related to adverse action notices that the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) requires users of background check reports to send to subjects of those reports when any adverse (i.e. negative) action …Continue reading "CFPB Supervisory Highlights for Summer 2016 Include FCRA Adverse Action Notice Issues"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The City of Sacramento, California is considering a law that may “Ban the Box” and prohibit private companies from receiving city contracts if they ask their workers whether or not they have a criminal conviction on job applications, according to a report from KCRA 3 News in …Continue reading "Sacramento CA May Ban the Box on Job Applications"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn In a follow up to a letter sent in May 2016, Senators Claire McCaskill (D-Missouri) and Jon Tester (D-Montana) have sent a second letter to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) expressing concern about the transition of the government background check process from the Federal Investigative …Continue reading "Senators Send Second Letter to OPM about Progress of the National Background Investigations Bureau"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn With millions of college students soon heading to campuses across the United States to attend school, the Better Business Bureau (BBB) is offering seven tips that these young adults can use to help protect themselves from identity theft and other types of fraud while away on …Continue reading "BBB Offers Tips for College Students to Prevent Identity Theft"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn In July of 2016, a federal judge in the Northern District of California certified a class of job applicants in a lawsuit claiming a background check firm violated the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) that may proceed under the “concreteness” test established by a U.S. …Continue reading "Judge Finds FCRA Lawsuit against Background Check Firm May Proceed Under Supreme Court Spokeo Ruling"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Claiming that “scammers love to take advantage of major news events” – including the 2016 United States Presidential election – the Better Business Bureau (BBB) has issued a warning for political donors to watch out for campaign donation fraud.Continue reading "BBB Warns Political Donors to Watch Out for Campaign Donation Fraud"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Since numerous concerns are raised when employers learn an employee has been arrested, Attorney Lester Rosen, founder and CEO of Employment Screening Resources® (ESR), will present a live webinar for Aurora Training Advantage entitled ‘Employees That Have Been Charged with a Crime’ on Tuesday, August 30, …Continue reading "Safe Hiring Expert Explains Steps Employers Should Take When Employees are Charged with a Crime"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On August 16, 2016, the White House announced a new round of signers of the Obama administration’s Fair Chance Business Pledge that includes Walmart – the largest private employer in the world with 2.2 million employees – to bring the total number of companies and organizations pledging …Continue reading "White House Announces New Round of Employers Taking Ban the Box Pledge"