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Applicant Tracking Solutions Will Review Integrations with Screening Partners to Address Emerging Legal Risks in 2016

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

Applicant Tracking Solutions (ATS) operators will review ATS integrations with their background screening partners to address emerging legal risks involving areas such as data breaches and litigation over consent forms in previously accepted processes and revise those integrations accordingly in 2016. This is the number 8 trend selected by Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) Founder and CEO Attorney Lester Rosen for the 9th annual ESR Top Ten Background Check Trends for 2016. Continue reading

Background Check Class Action Lawsuit Settles for $716,400

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

A class action lawsuit settlement of $716,400 was reached with Van Heusen, Izod, G.H. Bass, and Calvin Klein over allegations that the company obtained background check reports without complying with the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), according to a report from TopClassActions.com. Continue reading

Job Opportunities for Ex-Offenders with Criminal Records Should Increase in 2016

ESR Top Ten Background Check Trends for 2016

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

The shrinking workforce in the United States, decriminalization of nonviolent crimes, protections against liability for employers willing to hire applicants with criminal records, and the rapidly spreading “Ban the Box” movement will all combine to create more job opportunities for reformed ex-offenders in 2016. This is the number 9 trend selected by Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) Founder and CEO Attorney Lester Rosen for the 9th annual ESR Top Ten Background Check Trends for 2016. Continue reading

Privacy Concerns Will Loom Large Between EU and US in Terms of International Background Checks in 2016

ESR Top Ten Background Check Trends for 2016

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

As a result of an October 6, 2015 ruling by the European Court of Justice invalidating the “Safe Harbor” pact that allowed the transfer of personal data between the European Union (EU) and the United States (U.S.), privacy concerns will loom large between the EU and U.S. in terms of international background checks in 2016. This is the number 10 trend selected by Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) Founder and CEO Attorney Lester Rosen for the 9th annual ESR Top Ten Background Check Trends for 2016. Continue reading

Employment Screening Resources Releases Whitepaper to Help Ex-Offenders Get Back Into Workforce

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

Employment Screening Resources® (ESR), a leading global screening firm, has released a complimentary whitepaper written by ESR Founder and CEO Attorney Lester Rosen titled “Ten Critical Steps for Ex-Offenders to Get Back into the Workforce.” The goal of this whitepaper is to provide helpful insights and suggestions to assist job applicants with criminal records who are seeking to rebuild their lives and re-enter society through gainful employment. This complimentary whitepaper is available at http://www.esrcheck.com/Whitepapers/Ten-Steps-for-Ex-Offenders-to-Get-Back-in-Workforce/. Continue reading

Employment Screening Resources to Co-Sponsor Form I-9 Compliance Webinar Presented by DHS Analyst

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

Employment Screening Resources® (ESR), a leading global screening provider that enables employers to make informed hiring decisions quickly and easily, will co-sponsor a free webinar with EMP Trust HR and PDS titled “Managing the Form I-9″ on Thursday, December 10, 2015, at 11:00 AM PT/2:00 PM ET. To learn more about the webinar, visit www.emptrust.com/News_Events/Webinar_sub1.aspx. Continue reading

Safe Hiring Expert Lester Rosen Examines Background Checks and Legal Compliance in Webinar

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

Attorney Lester Rosen, founder and CEO of Employment Screening Resources® (ESR), will present a webinar for Clear Law Institute titled “Background Checks, Negligent Hiring, and Legal Compliance” on Monday, December 14, 2015, from 3:00 PM to 4:15 PM Eastern Time. To learn more about this webinar, click here. Continue reading

Employment Screening Resources to Announce Annual Top Ten Background Check Trends for 2016

 ESR Top Ten Background Check Trends for 2016

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

Employment Screening Resources® (ESR), a leading global screening provider that enables employers to make informed hiring decisions quickly and easily, will announce the selection of the 9th annual ‘ESR Top Ten Background Check Trends for 2016’ by ESR Founder and CEO Attorney Lester Rosen during the month of December 2015. The list featuring emerging and influential trends in the background check industry will be available at http://www.esrcheck.com/ESR-Top-Ten-Background-Check-Trends. Continue reading

Solid November Jobs Report Shows 211000 Jobs Added to Economy

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

The U.S. economy increased by 211,000 jobs in November 2015 while the unemployment rate and the number of unemployed persons remained unchanged at 5.0 percent and 7.9 million respectively, according to ‘THE EMPLOYMENT SITUATION — NOVEMBER 2015’ jobs report released by the Department of Labor’s (DOL) Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Continue reading

Employment Screening Resources Releases Whitepaper Revealing Most Common Ways Employees Sue Employers Under FCRA

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

Employment Screening Resources® (ESR), a leading global screening firm providing on demand access to background screening services that enable employers to quickly make informed hiring decisions, has released a whitepaper written by ESR Founder and CEO Attorney Lester Rosen titled “Common Ways Prospective or Current Employees Sue Employers Under the FCRA.” Continue reading