Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Private sector employment in the United States increased by 189,000 jobs from February to March led by growth in small business, according to the March 2015 ADP National Employment Report® (NER). The complete employment report is available at http://www.adpemploymentreport.com/2015/March/NER/NER-March-2015.aspx.Continue reading "March ADP Employment Report Shows 189,000 Jobs Added"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn A U.S. District Judge has granted the defendant’s motion to dismiss in the class action lawsuit that claimed Paramount violated the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) requirement for disclosure of consumer reports. A copy of the ‘Order Granting Defendant’s Motion to Dismiss’ is available at …Continue reading "FCRA Class Action Lawsuit Against Paramount Pictures Dismissed"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The Northern California Human Resources Association (NCHRA) has scheduled an online webinar titled ‘Negligent Hiring and Background Checks – Best Practices and Legal Compliance’ on Friday, April 10, 2015 from 10:30 a.m. to12:00 p.m. The webinar will be hosted by Attorney Lester Rosen, founder and CEO of …Continue reading "NCHRA Webinar on Background Checks Scheduled for April 10"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn A Minnesota woman has filed a lawsuit claiming a background check error confusing her with a convicted felon ruined her reputation and cost her a job, according to a CBS Minnesota report.Continue reading "Lawsuit Filed Over Background Check Error"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn A settlement of $3 million was reached in class action lawsuit between a group of job applicants and east coast grocery store chain Food Lion, LLC and its parent company Delhaize America, LLC over allegedly illegal background checks in violation of the Fair Credit Reporting Act …Continue reading "$3 Million Settlement Reached in FCRA Class Action Lawsuit"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) – ‘The Background Check Authority®’ – has released a whitepaper on ‘Common Ways Consumer Reporting Agencies are Sued Under the FCRA’ showing employers the reasons why prospective employees may sue Consumer Reporting Agencies (CRAs) for alleged violations of the federal Fair Credit …Continue reading "Employment Screening Resources Releases Whitepaper Showing Why Employers Should Be Careful when Choosing CRAs"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn A woman in Maine who requested a free credit report for herself online inside returned home one night to find her mailbox full with more than 300 credit reports addressed to her but containing confidential information belonging to other people, according to a report from WGME …Continue reading "300 Credit Reports Sent to Woman by Mistake"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Lester Rosen, founder and CEO of Employment Screening Resources® (ESR), and Donald C. Dowling, Jr., Partner, International Employment Law, K & L Gates, will present a webinar for Bloomberg BNA (Bureau of National Affairs) titled ‘Background Checks Around the World: Do You Really Know Who You’re …Continue reading "International Background Checks Webinar Scheduled for March 31"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn A “Ban the Box” policy that eliminates the box on initial job applications that applicants are asked to check if they have criminal records will take effect in Syracuse, New York on Sunday, March 22, 2015, according to a report from The Daily Orange website.Continue reading "Ban the Box Takes Effect in Syracuse NY on March 22"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The Government Accountability Office (GAO) – the “congressional watchdog” investigating how the federal government spends taxpayer dollars – has released a report on the use of criminal background checks titled ‘Criminal History Records: Additional Actions Could Enhance the Completeness of Records Used For Employment-Related Background Checks (GAO-15-162).’ …Continue reading "GAO Releases Report on Criminal History Records"