Safe Hiring Expert Talks Background Checks on May 5

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Attorney Lester Rosen, founder and CEO of Employment Screening Resources (ESR), will present an Audio Conference with The Industry Calendar titled ‘Background Checks And Safe Hiring: Trends, Legal Developments, And Best Practices In 2015’ on Tuesday, May 5, 2015 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Eastern Time. For …

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myE-Verify Now Available in All 50 States

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced the expansion of the myE-Verify service that gives workers a free and secure way to participate in the E-Verify process nationwide to all 50 states. To learn more, visit the myE-Verify page on the USCIS website at http://www.uscis.gov/mye-verify.

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New York City to Bar Employers from Viewing Credit Reports of Job Seekers

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The New York City Council is expected to pass a bill – “Stop Credit Discrimination in Employment Act” (Int. No. 261-A) – that will bar employers from viewing the credit reports of job seekers and also prohibit them from asking about credit scores in job interviews, according …

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Class Action Lawsuit against Major National Online Retailer Underscores Need to Comply with the FCRA

  Written By Attorney Lester Rosen, Founder & CEO of Employment Screening Resources (ESR) In a class action lawsuit filed in federal court in Seattle on April 7, 2015, a major national online retailer and a staffing firm that provides workers have been sued in a class action lawsuit alleging that the defendants failed to …

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Fake Diploma Mills Cost Students Real Money

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Phony diploma mills that use “slick websites” and claim to be “nationally accredited” to lure honest students looking to improve themselves through education only offer certificates costing hundreds of dollars that “are not worth the paper they are printed on,” according to a report from ABC Action …

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Reference Checking and Education Verification Webinar on April 14

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Attorney Lester Rosen, founder and CEO of background check firm Employment Screening Resources (ESR), will present a webinar with Clear Law Institute titled ‘Legal and Effective Reference Checking and Education Verification’ on Tuesday, April 14, 2015 from 3:00 PM ET to 4:15 PM ET. For more information, …

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Apple Bans Construction Workers with Criminal Records from Building New Campus

  Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Several construction workers hired to help build a new campus in Cupertino, California for tech giant Apple were let go from their jobs in January because of prior felony criminal convictions, according to a report from The San Francisco Chronicle. (UPDATE: An Apple spokesman told the …

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Virginia to Ban the Box on State Job Applications

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe has signed Executive Order 41 to “Ban the Box” and remove questions about the criminal history of applicants from state job applications, according to a news release on the Governor’s website. The Order also makes clear that the criminal history of state job …

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March Jobs Report: 126,000 Added

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Private sector employment in the United States increased by 126,000 jobs in March while the unemployment rate remained unchanged at 5.5 percent, according to ‘THE EMPLOYMENT SITUATION — MARCH 2015’ released by the U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics. The most recent jobs report is …

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IRS Warns Taxpayers about Phone Scams

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn With the tax filing deadline of Wednesday, April 15, 2015 less than two weeks away, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is warning taxpayers not to be fooled by phone scams using fake names, bogus IRS badge numbers, and altered caller IDs to make it appear the IRS …

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