Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The chief executive of a software company in Pakistan accused of running a global diploma mill that made millions selling worthless education degrees was arrested after Pakistani investigators discovered a storage room with blank fake diplomas, according to a report in The New York Times.Continue reading "Owner of Alleged Global Diploma Mill Arrested"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn More than 70 members of the U.S. House of Representatives have sent a letter to President Barack Obama urging him to “Ban the Box” on job applications and adopt a federal fair chance hiring policy at the federal level, according to a press release on the …Continue reading "Congress Urges President Obama to Ban the Box"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Ride sharing technology provider Uber has returned services to Kansas after Governor Sam Brownback signed a new law – Kansas Senate Bill 101 (SB 101) – that will allow Uber to continue to perform background checks on its own drivers instead of with screenings done by …Continue reading "Uber Back in Kansas after Background Check Bill Signed"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn California Courts and judicial branch offices will be closed on Monday, May 25, 2015 in observance of Memorial Day. For a schedule of court holidays schedule of when the California courts will be closed, visit http://www.courts.ca.gov/holidays.htm.Continue reading "California Courts Closed on Memorial Day"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Attorney Generals from 31 states have announced that the three main credit reporting agencies – Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion – agreed to pay a $6 million settlement to their states and change their business practices to benefit consumers, according to a news release from Ohio Attorney …Continue reading "Credit Reporting Agencies to Pay $6 Million Settlement"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Lawsuits filed for alleged violations of the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) have risen sharply so far in 2015, according to a statistical analysis of FCRA lawsuits on WebRecon.com.Continue reading "FCRA Lawsuits Rise Sharply in 2015"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn A vast network of alleged “diploma mills” with hundreds of websites for phony universities and high schools offering worthless online education degrees with no true accreditation makes “tens of millions of dollars” from people worldwide, according to a report by the New York Times.Continue reading "Alleged Diploma Mills Make Millions Selling Fake Degrees"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Beginning on June 1, 2015, Ohio will “Ban the Box” and remove the box that applicants are asked to check on state civil service job applications if they have past criminal convictions, according to a report by The Associated Press (AP) on the Cincinnati.com website (UUPDATE: Kasich …Continue reading "Ban the Box Comes to Ohio Starting June 1"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn A federal judge in the California Central District Court has denied a class action lawsuit that claimed Bank of America NA violated the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) by obtaining consumer reports for background checks on prospective and current employees using authorization disclosures that did not …Continue reading "FCRA Lawsuit against Bank of America Denied"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Ride-sharing technology service provider Uber shut down operations in Kansas after the state legislature overrode Governor Sam Brownback’s veto of a bill – SB 117, The Creation of Kansas Transportation Network Company Services Act – that would require stricter background checks on drivers and increase the …Continue reading "Uber Not in Kansas Anymore Due to Background Check Bill"