Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The U.S. economy added 255,000 jobs in July 2016 while both the unemployment rate and the number of unemployed persons remained essentially unchanged at 4.9 percent and 7.8 million respectively, according to ‘THE EMPLOYMENT SITUATION — JULY 2016’ released by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau …Continue reading "July 2016 Employment Situation Report Shows 255,000 Jobs Added in Month"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On August 1, 2016, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker signed a bipartisan pay equity bill – S.2119, An Act to Establish Pay Equity – to prevent wage discrimination on the basis of gender. The new law also prohibits employers from requiring applicants to provide their salary history …Continue reading "Massachusetts Pay Equity Law Prohibits Employers from Asking Applicants about Salary History before Job Offer"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn A statement released by Santa Clara County (California) Court Officials details how the courts might be impacted by a planned strike by hundreds of court clerks on Wednesday, August 3, 2016, according to a document available on The San Jose Mercury News website.Continue reading "Santa Clara County Court Officials Detail Possible Impact of Strike by Hundreds of Clerks"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The total number of security officers deployed for the upcoming 2016 Olympic Games taking place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil from August 5, 2016, to August 21, 2016, has increased significantly just days before the opening ceremonies, according to a report from CNN.Continue reading "Security Added to Rio Olympic Games Days before Opening Ceremonies"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The office of Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine has awarded a $10.8 million contract using money allocated by lawmakers in the state capital budget to replace the state’s “broken” criminal background check system, according to a report from The Columbus Dispatch.Continue reading "Ohio Paying Nearly $11 Million to Replace Criminal Background Check System"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Lawsuits involving the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) increased by nearly 35 percent in June 2016 over May 2016, according to the latest Debt Collection Litigation and Consumer Financial Protection Board (CFPB) Complaint Statistics Report from WebRecon LLC.Continue reading "FCRA Lawsuits Increased by Nearly 35 Percent in June 2016"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework designed by the U.S. Department of Commerce and European Commission to provide companies on both sides of the Atlantic that transfer personal data from the European Union (EU) to the United States (U.S.) with a mechanism to comply with EU data …Continue reading "New EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework for Data Protection Launches August 1"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn In a story that shows “how” background checks are performed is just as important as “if” they are performed, an inmate who shot and killed two bailiffs and wounded two others during an escape attempt at the Berrien County Courthouse in St. Joseph, Michigan on July 11, …Continue reading "Michigan Courthouse Shooter with Criminal Record Passed Background Checks as School Volunteer"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn In July of 2016, legislators in Tompkins County, New York unanimously voted to Ban the Box and remove the criminal conviction question from job applications and leave such inquiries for later in the hiring process after a conditional job offer is made by employers, according to …Continue reading "Tompkins County NY Votes to Ban the Box on Job Applications"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The families of nine victims killed in the June 2015 shooting at a church in Charleston, South Carolina, are suing the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) over a background check error that supposedly allowed the alleged shooter to purchase his gun, according to a story in The …Continue reading "FBI Sued Over Background Check Error Related to Charleston Church Shooting"