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USCIS Offers Free E-Verify Webinars in May 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 May 2015 about the Internet-based employment eligibility verification system. To view the full May 2015 E-Verify webinar schedule, visit http://www.uscis.gov/e-verify/e-verify-webinars/take-free-webinar. Continue reading

NFL Expands Background Checks for Draft

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

The National Football League (NFL) conducted background checks on all top college players in advance of the 2015 NFL Draft taking place April 30th to May 2nd in Chicago, IL, and every team in the league was given the information uncovered in those screenings, according to an article on NFL.com. Continue reading

Top US Employer Adopts Ban the Box

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

One of the largest employers in the United States has adopted a “Ban the Box” policy as Koch Industries, Inc. announced that criminal history questions about job applicants will be removed from applications for positions with the company, according to a news release from the National Employment Law Project (NELP). Continue reading

Workers Memorial Day Observed on April 28

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

Workers Memorial Day is observed every year on April 28 and honors workers who have died on the job or who experienced hazardous exposures at work. The day is also a chance to recommit to safe and healthful workplaces for all workers. The date April 28 is also the day the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) was officially formed in 1971. For more information about events on Workers Memorial Day 2015, visit https://www.osha.gov/as/opa/worker_memorial_2015.html. Continue reading

Supreme Court to Consider FCRA Lawsuit against People Search Website

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

The U.S. Supreme Court has granted the ‘Petition for a Writ of Certiorari’ to question whether online people search website Spokeo Inc. should continue to face a class action lawsuit for alleged violations of the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) that requires Consumer Reporting Agencies (CRAs) to provide correct information. The Petition is available at http://www.esrcheck.com/file/Spokeo-v-Robins-Petition.pdf. Continue reading

Home Depot Settles FCRA Lawsuit for $1.8 Million

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

A settlement of $1.8 million has been reached in a class action lawsuit against Home Depot that claimed the home improvement and construction retailer allegedly violated the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) by not having the proper forms for job applicants to fill out in order to conduct background checks on them, according to a report on the Top Class Actions website. Continue reading

Employment Screening Resources Adds Vice President Strategic Growth

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) – ‘The Background Check Authority®’ – has announced the addition of seasoned screening industry professional Dawn Standerwick as Vice President Strategic Growth. Standerwick strongly enhances ESR’s management team with prior executive management experience in operations, sales, business development, marketing, and online solutions. Her areas of responsibility with ESR will include sales, business development, brand marketing, and client success. Continue reading

Vermont Implements Ban the Box Hiring Policy

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin has signed Executive Order NO. 03-15 to implement a ‘Ban the Box’ state hiring policy that removes questions about criminal records from the first part of job applications for state employment, according to a report at http://governor.vermont.gov/node/2326. Continue reading

Employment Screening Resources to Present Webinar on Ways CRAs are Sued Under FCRA

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) – ‘The Background Check Authority®’ – will present a complimentary webinar hosted by ESR founder and CEO Attorney Lester Rosen titled ‘Common Ways Consumer Reporting Agencies are Sued Under the FCRA’ on Tuesday, May 12, 2015 at 11:00 AM to 12:00 Noon PM Pacific Time. To register for this event, please visit http://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6893115836185261825. Continue reading

DOT Approves Electronic Forms for Drug Testing

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

A final rule that took effect on April 13, 2015 amends U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) regulations to incorporate changes to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) chain of custody and control form (CCF) approved by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). For more information about this rule – which expands the DOT’s definition of the CCF to include both paper and electronic form – visit: Use of Electronic Chain of Custody and Control Form in DOT-Regulated Drug Testing Programs. Continue reading