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Background Check Expert Talks Top Trends

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Background Check Expert Talks Top Trends

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

Attorney Lester S. Rosen, Founder and CEO of Employment Screening Resources (ESR), a nationwide background check firm accredited by the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS), will present ‘Top Ten Background Check Trends of 2015’ with Clear Law Institute on Monday, June 22nd, 2015, from 3:00 PM to 4:15 PM, ET. To learn more, visit http://clearlawinstitute.com/shop/webinars/top-ten-background-check-trends-of-2015/. Continue reading

New York City Council Passes Ban the Box Bill for Private Sector

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

The New York City Council has passed a “Ban the Box” bill – Introduction 318-A – Fair Chance Act – that will prevent many private sector employers in the city from asking job applicants if they have a criminal record until after a conditional job offer is made, according to an Associated Press (AP) report on myfoxny.com. AP also reports New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has signaled support and is expected to sign the Ban the Box bill into law (Update: Mayor de Blasio Signs “Fair Chance Act”). Continue reading

Hertz Faces Lawsuit for Alleged FCRA Violations

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

A class action lawsuit filed in San Francisco federal court claims Hertz Corporation and the Consumer Reporting Agency (CRA) providing background check reports to the rental car giant allegedly “acted willfully in violating the requirements” of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) when performing criminal background checks on job applicants. Continue reading

TSA Fails to Identify 73 Employees with Terrorism Links

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

A report from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG) – ‘TSA Can Improve Aviation Worker Vetting’ – found that the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) “did not identify 73 individuals with terrorism related category codes because TSA is not authorized to receive all terrorism-related information under current interagency watchlisting policy.” The report is available at https://www.oig.dhs.gov/assets/Mgmt/2015/OIG_15-98_Jun15.pdf. Continue reading

OSHA Releases Update to Preventing Workplace Violence Guidelines

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has released an update to its Guidelines for Preventing Workplace Violence for Healthcare and Social Service Workers that highlights the most effective ways to reduce the risk of violence in various healthcare and social service settings. The complete report from OSHA is available at https://www.osha.gov/Publications/osha3148.pdf. Continue reading

May Jobs Report Stronger than Expected with 280,000 Jobs Added

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

Total nonfarm employment in the United States increased by a stronger than expected 280,000 jobs in May while the unemployment rate and the number of unemployed persons rose slightly to 5.5 percent and 8.7 million respectively, according to ‘THE EMPLOYMENT SITUATION — MAY 2015’ released by the U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics. The jobs report is available at http://www.bls.gov/news.release/pdf/empsit.pdf. Continue reading

May ADP Employment Report Shows 201,000 Jobs Added

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

Private sector employment in the United States increased by 201,000 jobs from April to May led by growth in small businesses, according to the May 2015 ADP National Employment Report® (NER). The complete ADP employment report is available at http://www.adpemploymentreport.com/2015/May/NER/NER-May-2015.aspx. Continue reading

USCIS Releases Free E-Verify Webinar Schedule for June 2015

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) – the government agency that oversees lawful immigration to the United States – is offering free E-Verify webinars for employers in June 2015 about the Internet-based employment eligibility verification system. To view the full schedule, visit http://www.uscis.gov/e-verify/e-verify-webinars/take-free-webinar. Continue reading