Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The National Employment Law Project (NELP) – a national advocacy organization for employment rights of lower-wage workers – is offering a Ban the Box Toolkit to provide advocates with a step-by-step guide on how to launch a Fair Chance campaign in their city or state to ban …Continue reading "Ban the Box Toolkit from NELP Helps Advocates Start a Fair Chance Campaign"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn California Governor Jerry Brown has signed Assembly Bill (AB) 622 which takes effect on January 1, 2016 and will limit the misuse of the E-Verify employment eligibility verification system by prohibiting employers from using E-Verify in a manner not prescribed by federal law.Continue reading "New California Law Limits Misuse of E-Verify by Employers"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn A Pennsylvania federal judge has ruled in a class action lawsuit over background checks that Genesis Healthcare LLC complied with the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) when obtaining the criminal history of a job applicant from a third party background check provider.Continue reading "Judge Rules Healthcare Provider Complied With FCRA in Background Check Lawsuit"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The dangers of lawsuits against employers for the actions of their staffing vendors may have increased with the August 27, 2015 decision by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) in a case where the definition of a “joint” employer was expanded by holding that the ability …Continue reading "New NLRB Joint Employer Standard Could Increase Liability for Acts of Staffing Vendors"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn A class action lawsuit filed against Amazon claims the online retailer violated the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) for not warning an applicant about a negative background check report neglecting to give him a chance to fix errors on the report, according to TomClassActions.com.Continue reading "Amazon Faces Second FCRA Class Action Lawsuit"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn A California federal judge has granted a Motion to Dismiss in a class action lawsuit against Kohl’s Department Stores Inc. that claimed the company conducted improper background checks on job applicants in violation of the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA).Continue reading "Lawsuit Against Kohl’s Over Background Checks Dismissed"
Written By Employment Screening Resources (ESR) Employment Screening Resources® (ESR), a leading nationwide accredited background screening firm, has announced that independent auditors conducted a Service Organization Control (SOC) 2® examination of its operations for the six month testing period of January 2015 through June 2015 and issued a SOC 2® Type 2 report stating that …Continue reading "Employment Screening Resources Announces Completion of 2015 SOC 2 Type 2 Data Security Audit"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has ruled that a 15-year-old international agreement called Safe Harbor that allowed companies to transfer the digital data of individuals between the United States (US) and the European Union (EU) is immediately invalid, according to a press release from the ECJ.Continue reading "US EU Safe Harbor Data Transfer Pact Ruled Invalid"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The U.S. economy added 142,000 jobs in September 2015 led by gains in the health care and professional and business services industries, according to ‘THE EMPLOYMENT SITUATION — SEPTEMBER 2015’ released by the Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics.Continue reading "September Jobs Report Shows Gain in Health Care and Business Services"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Natural grocery store chain Whole Foods Market Group Inc. has agreed to pay nearly $803,000 to settle a class action lawsuit alleging violations of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) for improperly disclosing to job applicants that they would undergo background checks, according to a report from …Continue reading "Whole Foods Settles FCRA Lawsuit for $803,000"