Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Legislation introduced in the U.S. Senate – the “Equal Employment for All Act of 2015” – would amend the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) to prohibit employers from using the credit reports of job applicants and current employees during background checks for employment. The text …Continue reading "Bill Would Prohibit Employers from Using Credit Reports in Background Checks"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Private sector employment in the United States increased by 185,000 jobs, according to the July 2015 ADP National Employment Report® (NER). The complete ADP Employment Report is available at http://www.adpemploymentreport.com/2015/July/NER/NER-July-2015.aspx.Continue reading "July ADP Employment Report Shows 185,000 Jobs Added"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Seattle Office for Civil Rights (SOCR) records reveal 40 businesses were charged in the last year with allegedly violating the Seattle Job Assistance Ordinance, a Ban the Box law that took effect on November 1, 2013 that prohibits employers from asking about criminal history on job applications …Continue reading "Businesses Charged with Violating Seattle Ban the Box Law"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) – the government agency overseeing lawful immigration to the United States – is offering employers free Form I-9 and E-Verify Webinars in August 2015. To view the full Form I-9 and E-Verify webinar schedule, please visit http://www.uscis.gov/e-verify/e-verify-webinars/take-free-webinar.Continue reading "USCIS Offers Free Form I-9 and E-Verify Webinars in August 2015"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn A St. Louis, Missouri woman has filed a lawsuit against the “big three” credit reporting agencies – Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion – for declaring her “deceased” in her credit files and making it impossible for her to receive credit or loans, according to a story from …Continue reading "Woman Sues Credit Reporting Agencies for Declaring Her Dead"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn A company was fined more than $600,000 after the Office of the Chief Administrative Hearing Officer (OCAHO) issued a decision finding the employer liable for more than 800 Form I-9 violations of hiring employees to work in the United States without properly examining and documenting their …Continue reading "Form I-9 Non-Compliance Leads to $600,000 Fine"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn To help employers in California deal with complex laws regarding the use of criminal records during background checks, Attorney Lester Rosen, founder and CEO of Employment Screening Resources (ESR), will present a live webcast titled “Criminal Records and California Employers: A Lawsuit Waiting to Happen” on …Continue reading "Criminal Records a Lawsuit Waiting to Happen for California Employers"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Legislation introduced in the U.S. Senate – S. 1773 – the “Consumer Reporting Fairness Act of 2015” – would require creditors to inform consumer reporting agencies (CRAs) that certain debts have been discharged in bankruptcy cases, making it easier for consumers who rid themselves of credit …Continue reading "Consumer Reporting Fairness Act Would Help Fix Inaccurate Credit Reports"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) has restored access to the Electronic Questionnaires for Investigations Processing (e-QIP) online federal background check system taken offline in June after a massive data breach was discovered, according to an update on the e-QIP Application web page.Continue reading "OPM Restores e-QIP Online Background Check System"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is claiming that LifeLock, Inc. violated a 2010 settlement with the FTC by allegedly continuing to make deceptive claims about the company’s identity theft protection services and by failing to take steps required to protect the data of users, according to …Continue reading "FTC Claims Identity Theft Protection Service Misled Consumers"