California Background Check Laws Unique

  Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn California has background check laws unique from the rest of the country, according to one safe hiring expert from the Golden State. These “only in California” rules make legally complaint background checks crucial for employers in the state, where stakes are so high that failure to …

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Hiring Expert to Discuss EEOC Guidance

  Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Attorney and safe hiring expert Lester Rosen, founder and CEO of Employment Screening Resources (ESR), will present an audio conference to discuss EEOC Guidance titled ‘Using Criminal Records in Employment Decisions’ on Tuesday, May 19, 2015 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Eastern Time. To learn …

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Ohio Attorney General Audit Finds Criminal Background Check System Unreliable

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn An audit by the office of Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine found that some Ohio courts are failing to follow a state law requiring them to report criminal convictions to the Bureau of Criminal Identification (BCI) resulting in “a technologically unreliable” criminal background check system, according to …

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April Jobs Report: 223,000 Added

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Total nonfarm employment in the United States increased by 223,000 jobs in April while the unemployment rate and the number of unemployed persons dipped slightly to 5.4 percent and 8.5 million respectively, according to ‘THE EMPLOYMENT SITUATION — APRIL 2015’ jobs report released by the U.S. Department …

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Expunged Criminal Records Appearing in Background Checks Unnecessarily

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Expunged criminal records of job and housing applicants removed from government databases are still appearing in some background checks performed by private screening companies, according to a report from the Wall Street Journal. However, a background check expert says these expunged records should not appear if the …

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April ADP Employment Report Shows 169,000 Jobs Added

  Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Private sector employment in the United States increased by 169,000 jobs from March to April led by growth in small and midsized businesses, according to the April 2015 ADP National Employment Report® (NER). The complete employment report is available at http://www.adpemploymentreport.com/2015/April/NER/NER-April-2015.aspx.

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Oregon House Votes to Ban the Box

  Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The state of Oregon House of Representative has voted 33-27 to “Ban the Box” and pass House Bill 3025 (HB 3025) which would bar employers from including a box on job applications that applicants are asked to check if they have ever been arrested or convicted …

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Webinar on Background Checks Scheduled for May 14

  Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Attorney Lester Rosen, founder and CEO of Employment Screening Resources® (ESR), will present a live Webinar with Aurora Training Advantage titled ‘Background Checks and Legal Compliance’ on Thursday, May 14, 2015 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. EDT. To register for this webinar, please visit http://auroratrainingadvantage.com/webinars/background-checks/.

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USCIS Offers Free E-Verify Webinars in May 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 May 2015 about the Internet-based employment eligibility verification system. To view the full May 2015 E-Verify webinar schedule, …

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NFL Expands Background Checks for Draft

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The National Football League (NFL) conducted background checks on all top college players in advance of the 2015 NFL Draft taking place April 30th to May 2nd in Chicago, IL, and every team in the league was given the information uncovered in those screenings, according to an …

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