California Supreme Court to Consider Whether ICRAA Unconstitutionally Vague when Applied to Background Checks

  Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The California Supreme Court will review a California Court of Appeal decision in the case of Connor v. First Student, Inc. which held the Investigative Consumer Reporting Agencies Act (ICRAA) “is not unconstitutionally vague” when applied to background checks on employees that are subject to both …

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Portland OR Joins Ban the Box Movement

  Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The Portland (Oregon) City Council has unanimously passed a “Ban the Box” ordinance that will prevent employers from asking job applicants about their conviction history on applications or during interviews in order to eliminate barriers to employment for applicants with criminal backgrounds. This Ban the Box …

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USCIS Proposes Changes to Form I-9 Used for Employment Eligibility Verification

  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 – has published a notice in the Federal Register to inform the public of proposed changes to Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification used to prove the identity …

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Tips on Avoiding Identity Theft on Black Friday and Cyber Monday

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The Better Business Bureau (BBB) is offering consumers tips on avoiding identity theft and other scams on “Black Friday,” the Friday after Thanksgiving that officially kicks off the Holiday shopping season, and “Cyber Monday,” the following Monday that is one of the biggest days of the year …

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EEOC Report Reveals Focus on Systemic Discrimination

  Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has released its annual Fiscal Year 2015 Performance and Accountability Report (PAR) on activities during the past fiscal year from October 1, 2014 through September 30, 2015 that were designed to meet the priorities outlined in the EEOC Strategic …

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Safe Hiring Expert Authors HR Module on Criminal History Screening of Global Job Applicants

  Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Attorney and safe hiring expert Lester Rosen, Founder and CEO of background check firm Employment Screening Resources® (ESR), has authored a module of the Global HR Practitioner Handbook Volume 3 titled “Criminal History Screening of Global Job Applicants: Hidden Dangers Employers Should Know” that is available …

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Wisconsin Latest State to Join E-Verify RIDE Program

  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 – has announced that Wisconsin has become the latest state to join the Records and Information from DMVs for E-Verify (RIDE) Program beginning on November 15, 2015.

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EEOC Does Not Have to Reveal Statistical Analysis Used for Background Check Lawsuit against Dollar General

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn An Illinois federal judge has denied an objection by Dollar General to an earlier ruling that determined the retailer could not obtain the statistical analysis used in a lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) that claimed Dollar General’s background check program kept African Americans …

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Privacy Rights Clearinghouse Posts Article by Safe Hiring Expert Lester Rosen on Helping Ex-Offenders Find Work

  Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Job seekers with criminal records face many challenges when re-entering the workforce. To help these reformed ex-offenders find employment, the Privacy Rights Clearinghouse (PRC), a California nonprofit corporation helping individuals protect their privacy, has posted an article titled “Ten Critical Steps for Ex-Offenders to Get Back …

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Webinar Shows Employers How to Deal with Employees Charged With a Crime

  Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn When a business learns that an employee has been arrested, numerous concerns are raised. To address this problem, Attorney and background check expert Lester Rosen, founder and CEO of Employment Screening Resources (ESR), will present a webinar with Aurora Training Advantage titled “Dealing With Employees That …

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