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Safe Hiring Expert Attorney Lester Rosen Examines Negligent Hiring and Background Checks in Webinar

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

Attorney Lester S. Rosen, founder and CEO of Employment Screening Resources® (ESR), will present a webinar for TrainHR entitled “Negligent Hiring and Background Checks – Best Practices and Legal Compliance” on Monday, February 13, 2017 starting at 10:00 AM Pacific Time / 1:00 PM Eastern Time. Continue reading

Third Edition of Safe Hiring Manual by Attorney Lester Rosen Published to Help Employers Conduct Background Checks

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

Nationally recognized background check expert Attorney Lester Rosen, founder and CEO of Employment Screening Resources® (ESR), has authored an updated and enhanced third edition of his comprehensive book on background screening entitled “The Safe Hiring Manual – The Complete Guide to Employment Screening Background Checks for Employers, Recruiters, and Jobseekers”  (Facts on Demand Press/826 pages) to help employers conduct legal background checks. For more information and to order this book, which was published in January of 2017, please visit www.esrcheck.com/The-Safe-Hiring-Manual/. Continue reading

January 2017 Jobs Report Shows U.S. Economy Added 227,000 Jobs in Month

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

The United States economy added 227,000 jobs in January 2017 while the unemployment rate increased by 0.1 percentage point to 4.8 percent, according to the Employment Situation report released by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Continue reading

Study Finds Identity Theft Reached Record High 15.4 Million Victims in 2016

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

The 2017 Identity Fraud Study released by Javelin Strategy & Research has revealed that the number of identity theft victims increased 16% to reach 15.4 million U.S. consumers in 2016 – the highest number since Javelin began tracking fraud in 2003 – and that the amount of money taken rose by nearly one billion dollars to $16 billion. Continue reading

Philadelphia Wage Equity Law Prohibits Employers from Asking Job Applicants about Salary History

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

On January 23, 2017, Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney signed Bill No. 160840, a Wage Equity Law that prohibits employers from inquiring about the salary history of job applicants. A copy of the law – which is slated to take effect May 23, 2017 – is at www.esrcheck.com/file/Philadelphia-Wage-Equity-Law.pdf. Continue reading

FTC Hosts Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week from January 30 to February 3

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) will host Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week from January 30, 2017, to February 3, 2017, with a series of events using webinars and social media to alert consumers and businesses to ways they can minimize their risk of tax identity theft, according to a press release from the FTC. Continue reading

Background Check Expert Attorney Lester Rosen to be Guest on Internet Talk Radio Show PIs Declassified

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

Attorney Lester Rosen, CEO of the background check firm Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) and a Private Investigator, will be a guest on the Internet talk radio show hosted by Certified Professional Investigator (CPI) Francie Koehler called PI’s Declassified! on Thursday, February 9, 2017 from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Pacific Time. To learn more about the show, visit www.voiceamerica.com/episode/97192/screening-employees. (Listen to the show). Continue reading

Legislation Would Make E-Verify Mandatory for All Employers

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley has reintroduced legislation – the “Accountability Through Electronic Verification Act” – that would permanently authorize and require employers to use the E-Verify program, an Internet-based system that helps employers determine the eligibility of employees to work in the United States, according to a news release on Senator Grassley’s website. Continue reading

HR Professionals Must Adapt to Emerging Background Check Trends when Hiring

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

Human resource (HR) professionals conducting employment screening when hiring must adapt to several emerging background check trends including “Ban the Box” laws and the “gig” workforce in 2017, according to an article on the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) website. Continue reading

EEOC Releases Enforcement and Litigation Data for Fiscal Year 2016

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has released detailed breakdowns of the Enforcement and Litigation Statistics for the 91,503 charges of workplace discrimination the agency received in fiscal year 2016, which was the second year in a row that the number of charges filed with EEOC increased. The EEOC Enforcement and Litigation Statistics are available at www.eeoc.gov/eeoc/statistics/enforcement/. Continue reading