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Class Action Lawsuit Filed for Alleged FCRA Violations

Class Action Lawsuit Blogs

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

A class action lawsuit filed against Staples, Inc. alleges that the company failed to properly disclose to applicants and employees its use of consumer reports and deprived them of their rights under the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), according to a press release from the Bohrer Law Firm. Continue reading

Alleged Diploma Mill that Made $11 Million Halted by FTC

Diploma Mill Blogs

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

A U.S. district court in Florida has at the request of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) temporarily halted a diploma mill that allegedly made $11 million from selling fake high school diplomas online to consumers nationwide. The FTC press release about the diploma mill is at http://www.ftc.gov/news-events/press-releases/2014/09/ftc-action-halts-online-high-school-diploma-mill-made-11-million. Continue reading

Employment Screening Resources Creates San Francisco Ban the Box Infographic

Ban the Box Blogs

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

Employment Screening Resources® (ESR), a nationwide accredited background check firm located in the San Francisco, CA-area, has created an infographic for the San Francisco Ban the Box Ordinance. This infographic is designed to help employers in the City and County of San Francisco better understand the Fair Chance Ordinance that took effect August 13, 2014. The San Francisco Ban the Box Ordinance Infographic is viewable at http://www.esrcheck.com/San-Francisco-Ban-the-Box-Ordinance/BTB2/. Continue reading

Atlanta HR Star Conference to Feature Background Check Expert

ESR Founder & CEO Attorney Lester Rosen

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

Attorney Lester Rosen, Founder and CEO of Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) and author of The Safe Hiring Manual, will present a session titled Using Background Checks to Hire the Best and Stay Out of Court at the 13th annual 2014 Atlanta HR Star Conference on Thursday, September 25, 2014. For more information about the session by Attorney Lester Rosen at the 2014 Atlanta HR Star Conference, visit http://www.esrcheck.com/Stay-Updated/ESR-Speaks/Detail/236/2014-Atlanta-HR-Star-Conference. Continue reading

Two Free E-Verify Employee Rights Webinars on September 23

E-Verify News

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and the U.S. Department of Justice (USDOJ) Civil Rights Division Office of Special Counsel (OSC) for Immigration Related Unfair Employment Practices will present two free E-Verify webinars on Employee Rights in both English and Spanish on Tuesday, September 23, 2014. Continue reading

Class Action Lawsuit Over Alleged Illegal Background Checks Settled

Class Action Lawsuit Blogs

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

A class action lawsuit filed in New Jersey federal court that alleged that Canon Solutions America Inc. ran illegal background checks on their employees has reached a settlement agreement, according to a report on the Top Class Actions website. The complete story is available at http://topclassactions.com/lawsuit-settlements/lawsuit-news/40387-canon-agrees-illegal-background-check-class-action-settlement/. Continue reading

Form I-9 Audit Results in Nearly $2 Million Fine for Hotel

Form I-9 Blogs

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has announced that a hotel chain will forfeit nearly $2 million to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for hiring unauthorized workers –including illegal aliens – following a Form I-9 audit and a non-prosecution agreement between the company, the U.S. Attorney for the District of Utah, and ICE’s Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), according to a news release from ICE. Continue reading

New York City May Ban Credit Checks by Employers

Credit Report Blogs

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

New York City Council members are considering legislation – Introductory Bill Number 261 (“Int. No. 261”) – that would amend the administrative code of the city “in relation to prohibiting discrimination based on one’s consumer credit history” and prevent employers from using credit checks in employment decisions. More information about the bill is available here: Int. No. 261. Continue reading

Bill Seeks To Limit EEOC Guidance on Criminal Background Checks

ESR News Blogs about EEOC

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

New legislation – The “Certainty in Enforcement Act of 2014” (H.R. 5423) – seeks to limit the current U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s (EEOC) enforcement guidance on criminal background checks and “amend Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to exclude the application of such title to employment practices that are in compliance with Federal regulations, and State laws, in certain areas.” The full text of H.R. 5423 – which could possibly affect EEOC guidance enforcement if passed – is available at http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/BILLS-113hr5423ih/pdf/BILLS-113hr5423ih.pdf. Continue reading

Background Check Expert to Speak at National Tribal Gaming Conference

ESR Founder & CEO Attorney Les Rosen

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

Attorney and background check expert Lester Rosen, Founder and CEO of Employment Screening Resources® (ESR), and Jayne Liera, Backgrounds Manager of Soboba Tribal Gaming Commission, will co-host two sessions at the National Tribal Gaming Commissioners/Regulators (NTGC/R) Fall 2014 Conference that takes place September 16 to 18, 2014 at the Couer d’Alene Casino Resort Hotel in Worley, Idaho. To learn more about the NTGC/R Fall 2014 Conference, view a brochure at http://www.ntgcr.com/2014/Brochure_Sept_2014.doc. Continue reading