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Ban the Box Takes Effect in Syracuse NY on March 22

Ban The Box

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

A “Ban the Box” policy that eliminates the box on initial job applications that applicants are asked to check if they have criminal records will take effect in Syracuse, New York on Sunday, March 22, 2015, according to a report from The Daily Orange website. Continue reading

GAO Releases Report on Criminal History Records

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) – the “congressional watchdog” investigating how the federal government spends taxpayer dollars – has released a report on the use of criminal background checks titled ‘Criminal History Records: Additional Actions Could Enhance the Completeness of Records Used For Employment-Related Background Checks (GAO-15-162).’ The complete report from the GAO is available at http://www.esrcheck.com/file/GAO-Criminal-History-Records-Report.pdf. Continue reading

Employment Screening Resources Releases Updated Online Safe Hiring Certification Training Course

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) – ‘The Background Check Authority®’ – has released an updated version of the ‘ESR Online Safe Hiring Certification Training Course’ created by ESR Founder and CEO Attorney Lester Rosen and based on his book “The Safe Hiring Manual.” For more information about the course, please visit http://www.esrcheck.com/Resource-Center/Safe-Hiring-Course/. Continue reading

Over One Billion PII Records Leaked in 2014

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

The 2015 Q1 IBM X-Force Threat Intelligence Quarterly report has revealed at least one billion records of Personally Identifiable Information (PII) were leaked in 2014, nearly 20% higher than in 2013 when approximately 800 million records were breached. The report also found that the number of security incidents in the United States (74.5%) was far higher than in other countries. The report can be downloaded at http://securityintelligence.com/xforce-report-Q1-2015/. Continue reading

Safe Hiring Expert to Speak at SHRM 2015 Employment Law and Legislative Conference

SHRM 2015 Employment Law & Legislative Conference

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

Attorney Lester S. Rosen, Founder and CEO of Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) and author of “The Safe Hiring Manual,” will present a session titled ‘Extreme Caution Advised: Dealing with Federal and State Laws Regulating Pre-employment Screening’ at the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM®) 2015 Employment Law and Legislative Conference in Washington, D.C. on Monday, March 23, 2015 from 1:45 PM to 03:15 PM Eastern Time. For more information about the session, please visit http://conferences.shrm.org/conference/2015-legislative-conference/session/extreme-caution-advised-dealing-federal-and-state. Continue reading

Hawaii Supreme Court Decision Helps Define Ban the Box Laws

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

A decision by the Hawaii Supreme Court in the case Shimose v. Hawaii Health Systems Corp., No. SCWC-12-0000422 (Jan. 16, 2015) helps to define “ban the box” laws that restrict the scope and timing of permissible investigations into the criminal history of job applicants. The decision is available at http://www.esrcheck.com/file/Shimose_v_Hawaii_Health_Systems_Corp.pdf. Continue reading

EEOC Criminal Record Guidance Examined in Webinar on March 20

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

To help employers comply with U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) guidelines, Attorney Lester Rosen, Founder and CEO of Employment Screening Resources (ESR), will present a webinar with Clear Law Institute title “Practical Steps Employers Can Take to Comply with the New EEOC Criminal Record Guidance.” The webinar will take place Friday, March 20, 2015 from 3:00 PM to 4:15 PM ET. For more information, visit http://clearlawinstitute.com/shop/webinars-and-seminars/practical-steps-employers-take-comply-new-eeoc-criminal-record-guidance/. Continue reading

LA HR Star to Feature Session on Top Background Check Trends for 2015

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

The 2015 Los Angeles HR Star Conference being held on Thursday, March 19, 2015, will include a session on ‘The Top Five Background Check Trends for 2015.’ The presenter will be Hudson Tree, Director of Strategic Partnerships for Employment Screening Resources® (ESR), a background check firm located in California. To learn more about the LA HR Star Conference, visit www.hrstarconference.com/la/. Continue reading

Credit Reporting Agencies Announce Plan to Improve Credit Report Accuracy

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

The three leading national Credit Reporting Agencies (CRAs) – Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion – have announced a National Consumer Assistance Plan to improve the collection of complete and accurate consumer information while giving consumers more transparency and improved interaction with credit bureaus about credit reports, according to a joint press release from all three companies. Continue reading

Video Interviewing and Discrimination Webcast Scheduled for March 19

 

Video Interviewing & Discrimination - What Talent Acquisition Leaders Need to Know

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

Attorney Lester Rosen, Founder and CEO of Employment Screening Resources (ESR), will present a live webcast titled ‘Video Interviewing and Discrimination: What Talent Acquisition Leaders Need to Know’ with video interviewing solution provider Montage through the Human Capital Institute (HCI) on Thursday, March 19, 2015 at 3:00 PM EDT/12:00 Noon PM PDT. To register, please visit http://www.hci.org/lib/video-interviewing-and-discrimination-what-talent-acquisition-leaders-need-know. Continue reading