Written By Attorney Lester Rosen, Founder & CEO of Employment Screening Resources (ESR) Two class action lawsuits filed in federal courts in Wisconsin by the same lawyers and the same lead plaintiff within one week of each other and both alleging the same cause of action underscore the prevalence of class action lawsuits for violations …Continue reading "FCRA Class Action Lawsuits Against Employers Becoming Routine"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) – the federal government agency that oversees lawful immigration to the United States – has scheduled free E-Verify and Form I-9 webinars for employers and employees in March 2015. The full webinar schedule from the USCIS for March 2015 is …Continue reading "Free E-Verify Webinars Scheduled for March 2015"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The 2014 Fifth Annual Study on Medical Identity Theft sponsored by the Medical Identity Fraud Alliance (MIFA) found that medical identity theft increased nearly 22 percent in the last year, with nearly half a million more victims in 2014 than in 2013. To obtain a copy of this …Continue reading "Medical Identity Theft Increased in 2014"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Effective March 1, 2015, Ban the Box legislation in New Jersey – (S2124) “The Opportunity to Compete Act” – will establish certain employment rights for reformed ex-offenders and provides job applicants who have criminal records with protections when they seek employment. The law prevents employers from asking …Continue reading "New Jersey Ban the Box Act Takes Effect March 1"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Georgia Governor Nathan Deal has signed an Executive Order that will make Georgia the 14th state to Ban the Box. Job applicants will no longer be required to disclose their criminal histories on job applications for state jobs. A copy of the Executive Order is available at …Continue reading "Georgia Latest State to Ban the Box"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit has affirmed a summary judgment in a lawsuit filed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) alleging that corporate events service provider Freeman conducted criminal background checks that had an unlawful disparate impact on black and male …Continue reading "Court Affirms Judgment against EEOC in Freeman Case"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) – ‘The Background Check Authority®’ – has released a new whitepaper sponsored by leading video interviewing solution provider Montage titled ‘Video Interviewing & Discrimination – What Talent Acquisition Leaders Need to Know.’ The complimentary whitepaper is available for download at http://www.esrcheck.com/Stay-Updated/Download/.Continue reading "Employment Screening Resources Releases Whitepaper with Montage on Video Interviewing and Discrimination"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The “tweets, posts, and snapchats” of National Football League (NFL) prospects are just as important as their physical ability on the field at the NFL Scouting Combine taking place this weekend due to the rise of social media background checks performed by NFL teams, according to a …Continue reading "NFL Combine Involves Social Media Background Checks"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Attorney Lester Rosen, Founder and CEO of Employment Screening Resources (ESR) and author of “The Safe Hiring Manual,” will present a session titled ‘The New EEOC Criminal Record Guidance: Taking Practical Steps to Comply’ at HR West 2015 on Tuesday, March 3, 2015 from 10:50 a.m. to …Continue reading "Safe Hiring Expert to Discuss EEOC Guidance at HR West"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The Macon-Bibb County (Georgia) Commission has voted 6-3 to Ban the Box and remove any questions that ask about criminal records of applicants from county job applications, according to a report from 13WMAZ in Central Georgia.Continue reading "Macon-Bibb County GA Votes to Ban the Box"