President Obama to Announce Executive Order to Ban the Box for Federal Employers

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn United States President Barack Obama will announce an Executive Order to Ban the Box and remove the question about the criminal history of applicants from the job applications for hiring by federal employers, according to “FACT SHEET: President Obama Announces New Actions to Promote Rehabilitation and Reintegration …

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CFPB Orders Background Check Firms to Pay $13 Million for Alleged Inaccurate Reports

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is ordering two of the nation’s largest employment background check firms to correct their practices, provide $10.5 million in relief to harmed consumers, and pay a $2.5 million civil penalty for allegedly failing to take steps to ensure the information they …

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Sprint Could Face Lawsuit for Alleged FCRA Violations during Credit Checks

  Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn A complaint filed by a Chicago, Illinois man in Cook County Circuit Court claims that Sprint Corp. allegedly violated the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) by using non-compliant disclosure forms before checking the credit of job applicants, according to a report on the Cook County …

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E-Verify Records Over Ten Years Old to Be Deleted at End of Year

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced that all E-Verify transaction records more than ten years old will be deleted from the system effective January 1, 2016, to comply with the retention and disposal schedule of the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA).

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New York City Fair Chance Act Notice Published by NYC Commission on Human Rights

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Effective October 27, 2015, the Fair Chance Act (FCA) amends the New York City Human Rights Law (NYCHRL) to prohibit most employers in the city from inquiring about criminal history of job applicants until after a conditional offer of employment is extended. To help city employers comply …

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ESR VP Strategic Growth Dawn Standerwick to Speak at Recruiting Trends Conference 2015

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn To alert recruiters about the dangers of using the Internet to recruit, Dawn Standerwick, Vice President Strategic Growth for Employment Screening Resources® (ESR), will present the session “Legal Pitfalls and Minefields in the New Age of Recruiting” at the Recruiting Trends Conference 2015 on November 9, 2015, …

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Waffle House Faces Background Check Class Action Lawsuit

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn A class action lawsuit filed by a Florida man against Waffle House claims the 24-hour diner chain violated the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) by unfairly using a background check and denying him employment, according to a report from LegalNewsline.com.

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Staffing Company Settles FCRA Class Action Lawsuit

  Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn A staffing company has agreed to settle a class action lawsuit that claims the firm allegedly violated the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) when obtaining background checks on job applicants, according to a TopClassActions.com report.

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New York City Employers Must Ban the Box Starting October 27

  Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Private employers in New York City should prepare to Ban the Box on job applications when the Fair Chance Act (FCA) takes effect on October 27, 2015 to promote the hiring of individuals with prior criminal records and prohibit discrimination based on the arrest records or …

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US and EU Need Safe Harbor Solution by End of January 2016 to Avoid Enforcement Action

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn In the wake of the landmark October 6, 2015 ruling by the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) that invalidated the “Safe Harbor” data transfer pact between the United States (US) and European Union (EU), privacy watchdog group Article 29 Working Party has called on …

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