Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn A class action lawsuit filed in Tampa, Florida claims the nation’s largest online retailer Amazon.com allegedly violated the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) by misusing consumer credit reports for hiring, termination, and assignment decisions, according to a report from Courthouse News Service.Continue reading "Amazon Faces Class Action Lawsuit for Alleged FCRA Violations"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The loan-servicing arm of a Texas-based auto dealer will pay $82,777 in civil penalties as part of a settlement to address Federal Trade Commission (FTC) charges that the company violated the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) Furnisher Rule by failing to have written policies and …Continue reading "Data Furnisher to Pay Over $82,000 to Settle FTC Charges of FCRA Violations"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Employment Screening Resources® (ESR), a nationwide accredited background check firm, has been recognized by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) as a member of the SHRM Preferred Provider Program able to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP™) and SHRM Senior Certified …Continue reading "Employment Screening Resources Recognized as SHRM Preferred Provider"
Written By Employment Screening Resources (ESR) As reported by the Santa Rosa Press Democrat, the fire in the Lake County, California area – also known as the “Valley Fire” – has killed three people, destroyed almost 600 homes, and burned more than 75,000 acres that included hot springs, wineries, and vineyards. More than 2,700 firefighters …Continue reading "Employment Screening Resources Encourages Assistance to California Fire Victims"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn To help Consumer Reporting Agencies (CRAs) deal with Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) compliance issues outside the traditional employer‐applicant relationship, Attorney Lester Rosen, founder and CEO of Employment Screening Resources (ESR), will present a session titled “Staffing Vendors & Third Parties Can Create Liability Landmines for …Continue reading "Employment Screening Resources CEO Attorney Lester Rosen to Present Session at 2015 NAPBS Annual Conference"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn With New York City passing the nation’s strongest ban on employment credit checks that took effect on September 3, 2015, businesses in the Big Apple need all the help they can get to comply with this new law that strictly prohibits most employers from using credit history …Continue reading "New York City Businesses Must Comply with New Law Banning Credit Checks by Employers"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Information security is a critical concern for businesses to prevent embarrassing and costly data breaches that harm a company’s reputation and bottom line. The case of Corona, et al. vs. Sony Pictures Entertainment, Inc. is just one example among many of why businesses need to protect …Continue reading "Sony Data Breach Lawsuit Settlement Underscores Why Businesses Must Ensure Information Security"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn BMW Manufacturing Co., LLC (BMW) will pay $1.6 million and provide job opportunities to the alleged victims of race discrimination to resolve a lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) that claimed BMW’s criminal record background check policy disproportionately affected African-American workers, according …Continue reading "BMW to Pay $1.6 Million to Settle EEOC Criminal Background Check Lawsuit"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn A class action lawsuit filed against Universal Studios Orlando alleges that the Universal Inc. theme park violated the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) by not properly disclosing to job applicants and current employees that the company used credit reports for employment decisions, according to a …Continue reading "Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against Theme Park for Alleged FCRA Violations"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The United States economy added 173,000 jobs in August while the unemployment rate and the number of unemployed persons decreased to 5.1 percent and 8.0 million percent, according to ‘THE EMPLOYMENT SITUATION — AUGUST 2015’ released by the U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics. The …Continue reading "August Jobs Report Shows 173,000 Added in Month"