New York City Council Passes Ban the Box Bill for Private Sector

  Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The New York City Council has passed a “Ban the Box” bill – Introduction 318-A – Fair Chance Act – that will prevent many private sector employers in the city from asking job applicants if they have a criminal record until after a conditional job offer …

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Hertz Faces Lawsuit for Alleged FCRA Violations

  Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn A class action lawsuit filed in San Francisco federal court claims Hertz Corporation and the Consumer Reporting Agency (CRA) providing background check reports to the rental car giant allegedly “acted willfully in violating the requirements” of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) when performing criminal background …

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TSA Fails to Identify 73 Employees with Terrorism Links

  Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn A report from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG) – ‘TSA Can Improve Aviation Worker Vetting’ – found that the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) “did not identify 73 individuals with terrorism related category codes because TSA is not authorized to …

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OSHA Releases Update to Preventing Workplace Violence Guidelines

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has released an update to its Guidelines for Preventing Workplace Violence for Healthcare and Social Service Workers that highlights the most effective ways to reduce the risk of violence in various healthcare and social service settings. The complete report from …

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May Jobs Report Stronger than Expected with 280,000 Jobs Added

  Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Total nonfarm employment in the United States increased by a stronger than expected 280,000 jobs in May while the unemployment rate and the number of unemployed persons rose slightly to 5.5 percent and 8.7 million respectively, according to ‘THE EMPLOYMENT SITUATION — MAY 2015’ released by …

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University of Iowa Adds Background Checks for Students

  Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The University of Iowa will join the University of Northern Iowa and Iowa State University and include a questionnaire for criminal background checks on all student applications as soon as the 2016 school year, according to a KIMT News 3 report.

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May ADP Employment Report Shows 201,000 Jobs Added

  Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Private sector employment in the United States increased by 201,000 jobs from April to May led by growth in small businesses, according to the May 2015 ADP National Employment Report® (NER). The complete ADP employment report is available at http://www.adpemploymentreport.com/2015/May/NER/NER-May-2015.aspx.

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USCIS Releases Free E-Verify Webinar Schedule for June 2015

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) – the government agency that oversees lawful immigration to the United States – is offering free E-Verify webinars for employers in June 2015 about the Internet-based employment eligibility verification system. To view the full schedule, visit http://www.uscis.gov/e-verify/e-verify-webinars/take-free-webinar.

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Background Check Expert Shows How to Avoid Fake Employment and Education Claims

  Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Attorney Lester Rosen, founder and CEO of background check firm Employment Screening Resources (ESR), will present an Audio Conference with The Industry Calendar titled ‘How To Avoid Fake Employment And Education Claims’ on Thursday, June 18, 2015 from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM Eastern Time. For …

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2015 NSECVAC Conference to be Held May 31 to June 3

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The 2015 National Safe Environment Coordinators and Victim Assistance Coordinators (NSECVAC) Leadership Conference will be held from Sunday, May 31, 2015 to Wednesday, June 3, 2015 at the Embassy Suites Rivercenter in Covington, Kentucky. More information about the 2015 NSECVAC Conference – which will feature the theme …

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