California Passes Ban the Box Law to Prohibit Private Employers from Asking about Criminal History

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On October 14, 2017, California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law new “Ban the Box” legislation – Assembly  Bill 1008 (AB 1008) –  to prohibit private employers in the state with five or more employees from inquiring about or considering a job applicant’s conviction history prior to a …

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Sonoma County Courts Closed Due to Wildfires in California Wine County

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn (Last Updated October 19, 2017) The Superior Court of Sonoma County located in Santa Rosa, California has been closed since Monday, October 9, 2017, due to massive wildfires devastating many parts of the Wine Country north of San Francisco Bay that have burned for over a week with the help of strong …

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BountyJobs and Employment Screening Resources (ESR) Announce Strategic Partnership

Leading Provider of Outsourced Talent Acquisition Solutions Partners with Global Leader in Background Screening Posted By Employment Screening Resources (ESR) BountyJobs, Inc., provider of the leading recruiting technology platform for collaboration between employers and search firms with over $1.25 billion in placement fees to recruiters, today announced a strategic partnership with leading global background screening firm, …

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Job Search Site Will Not Post Jobs from Employers that Discriminate against People with Criminal Backgrounds

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On October 4, 2017, job search website Glassdoor announced that it has “doubled down on its commitment to giving those with a criminal record a fair chance” by updating its Terms of Use to prevent employers from posting jobs that violate Title VII of the Civil Rights Act …

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CPUC Proposal Requires Ride-Sharing Companies in California to Use NAPBS Accredited Background Check Firms

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On October 4, 2017, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) issued a proposal to strengthen the criminal background checks for transportation network company (TNC) drivers that would require background check companies that ride-sharing companies such as Uber and Lyft use to screen their drivers to be accredited by …

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Webinar Examines Social Media and Background Screening on October 18

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Attorney Lester Rosen, founder and CEO of global background firm Employment Screening Resources (ESR), and Dawn Standerwick, ESR Vice President of Strategic Growth, will co-present a complimentary webinar entitled “Social Media and Background Screening: If It’s On the Internet, Isn’t it Fair Game?” as part of the Coffee Break …

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U.S. Economy Loses 33,000 Jobs in September 2017 Due to Impact of Hurricanes Irma and Harvey

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The United States economy lost 33,000 jobs in September 2017 due to the impact of Hurricanes Irma and Harvey while the unemployment rate declined to 4.2 percent during the month, according to the Employment Situation released by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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EEOC Sues Con Edison for Allegedly Requiring Job Applicants to Submit to Medical Exams and Provide Genetic Information

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On September 27, 2017, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) – the agency that enforces federal laws prohibiting employment discrimination – filed a complaint against Consolidated Edison Inc. (Con Edison or Con Ed) that “accused the utility of improperly requiring job applicants to submit to medical examinations …

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Forensic Investigation of Equifax Data Breach Reveals 2.5 Million More Americans May Be Impacted

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Credit reporting agency Equifax Inc. has announced that a forensic investigation of the massive data breach incident first disclosed on September 7, 2017, that impacted approximately 143 million Americans – almost half of the country –  revealed the impact may potentially reach 2.5 million more Americans.

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Tree Trimming Company to Pay Record $95 Million Fine for Unlawful Employment of Illegal Workers

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On September 28, 2017, Asplundh Tree Experts, Co. – one of the largest privately-held companies in the United States – was sentenced to pay a forfeiture money judgment of $80,000,000.00 and an additional $15,000,000.00 to satisfy civil claims arising out of their failure to comply with U.S. immigration …

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