Client Education Important for NAPBS Accredited Background Screening Firms

  Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Employers have legal responsibilities when using background checks for employment purposes. A background screening firm accredited by the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS) will inform clients of these legal responsibilities and requirements imposed by the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) and state laws, …

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Legal Compliance a Necessity for NAPBS Accredited Background Screening Firms

  Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Given the increasingly complex legal environment surrounding background checks, employers need a background screening provider that utilizes best practices to be in compliance with laws for screening. A background screening firm accredited by the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS) is well versed in the …

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Information Security a Top Priority for NAPBS Accredited Background Screening Firms

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Information security is a top priority for background screening firms in today’s digital age. Background screening firms that deal with Personally Identifiable Information (PII) of consumers must guard against data breaches and identity theft. A background screening firm accredited by the National Association of Professional Background Screeners …

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Oregon to Join Ban the Box Movement

  Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The Oregon House and Senate have approved House Bill (HB) 3025 that will Ban the Box and bar most employers in the state from asking applicants about criminal convictions on initial job applications, according to a report in the Portland Tribune. The legislation now heads to Governor …

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Why Every PI Should Know Background Check Law

  Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Attorney and licensed Private Investigator (PI) Lester Rosen, founder and CEO of Employment Screening Resources (ESR), will be a guest on the radio show “PI’s Declassified” for an episode titled “What Every Private Investigator Needs to Know about the Laws Governing Pre-Employment Screening” on Thursday, July …

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California Rules Uber Driver is Employee Not Contractor

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The California Labor Commissioner’s Office has ruled that a driver who worked for ride-sharing application technology provider Uber should be classified as an employee and not an independent contractor, according to a story by The New York Times.

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Nevada Removes Seven Year Reporting Restriction for Convictions

  Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval has signed Senate Bill 409 (S.B. 409) which “removes the prohibition against disclosing a record of conviction of a crime which is more than 7 years old, meaning that there is no limitation of time for which such a record may be …

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Washington State Criminal Records Database Missing Dispositions

  Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn A Performance Audit from the Washington State Auditor’s Office – “Improving the Completeness of Washington’s Criminal History Records Database” – has found that a third of the dispositions reported in the Judicial Information System (JIS) in 2012 were missing from the Washington State Identification System (WASIS). …

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Colorado Supreme Court Rules Employers Can Fire Workers for Medical Marijuana Use

  Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The Colorado Supreme Court in a 6-0 decision has affirmed the rulings of lower courts that employers can fire employees for the use of off-duty medical marijuana, according to a report by The Denver Post.

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Background Check Expert Talks Top Trends

Background Check Expert Talks Top Trends Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Attorney Lester S. Rosen, Founder and CEO of Employment Screening Resources (ESR), a nationwide background check firm accredited by the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS), will present ‘Top Ten Background Check Trends of 2015’ with Clear Law Institute on …

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