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EEOC Examines Current State of U.S. Workforce and Future Demand for Jobs

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

On April 5, 2017, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) held a public meeting at the agency’s headquarters in Washington, D.C., where experts examined the current state of the workforce in the United States and what jobs may be in future demand, according to a press release from the EEOC. Continue reading

Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework Now Accepting Self-Certifications

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

On April 12, 2017, the U.S. Secretary of Commerce announced that the newly launched Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework is accepting self-certifications to provide companies a mechanism to comply with Swiss data protection requirements when transferring personal data from Switzerland to the United States in support of transatlantic commerce. For more information, visit www.privacyshield.gov. Continue reading

High School Principal Resigns after Student Journalists Question Credentials from Alleged Diploma Mill

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

A newly hired principal at Pittsburg High School in Kansas resigned from her job after student journalists uncovered some questionable credentials from an alleged “diploma mill” where people could purchase a degree, diploma, or certificates, according to an article in The Kansas City Star. Continue reading

New York City to Prohibit Questions about Salary History of Job Applicants during the Hiring Process

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

On April 5, 2017, the New York City Council passed legislation – Introduction 1253-2016 – that will prohibit employers from inquiring about the salary history of job applicants during the hiring process and also from relying on salary history information to determine salary if that information is already known. Continue reading

More than Ten Percent of Uber and Lyft Drivers Fail Background Checks in Massachusetts

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

Figures released by Massachusetts officials show more than ten percent of drivers failed comprehensive background checks required under a state law for ride-hailing companies Uber and Lyft, with 8,200 drivers failing and more than 62,000 drivers passing the checks, according to an article on Boston.com. Continue reading

Attorney Lester Rosen to Speak about Reference Checking and Education Verifications at SHRM 2017 Talent Management Conference

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

Attorney Lester Rosen, founder and CEO of global background check firm Employment Screening Resources® (ESR), will present a session entitled ‘Legal and Effective Reference Checking, Credential, and Education Verification’ on Wednesday, April 26, 2017, from 9:45 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. CST at the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) 2017 Talent Management Conference & Exposition taking place in Chicago, Illinois. Continue reading

Employment Screening Resources Creates Infographic for Los Angeles Ban the Box Ordinance

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

Employment Screening Resources® (ESR), a global provider of background checks located in California, has issued a City of Los Angeles Ban the Box Ordinance Infographic that outlines employment requirements and impact of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance (FCIHO) that took effect January 22, 2017. The infographic is available at www.esrcheck.com/Los-Angeles-Ban-the-Box-Ordinance/index.php. Continue reading

Attorney Lester Rosen to Speak about Social Media Background Screening at SHRM 2017 Talent Management Conference

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

Attorney Lester Rosen, founder and CEO of global background check firm Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) will present a session entitled ‘Social Media Background Screening. Is it Right for My Company?’ on Monday, April 24, 2017, from 10:45 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. CST at the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) 2017 Talent Management Conference & Exposition taking place in Chicago, Illinois. Continue reading

Lawsuit Claims Three Credit Reporting Agencies Allegedly Violated FCRA by Reporting Old Debt

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

An Illinois woman has filed a lawsuit filed against the three major nationwide credit reporting agencies – Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion – claiming that they allegedly violated the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) by failing to observe her bankruptcy and reporting discharged debt, according to a report by the Madison-St. Clair Record. Continue reading