Class Action Lawsuit Filed Over Background Checks

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn A class action lawsuit filed against Michaels Stores Inc. alleges the craft supply retailer “neglected to properly inform job applicants that the company regularly performed background checks on potential employees during the application process” in violation of state and federal consumer protection laws, according to a report …

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Webinars on Top Background Check Trends for 2015

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Attorney Lester Rosen, founder and CEO of Employment Screening Resources® (ESR), will present two webinars titled the ‘ESR Top Ten Background Check Trends for 2015’ on Wednesday, January 21, 2015 and Thursday, January 22, 2015. For information about the “ESR Speaks” schedule, please visit http://www.esrcheck.com/Stay-Updated/ESR-Speaks/.

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Paramount Class Action Lawsuit Alleges FCRA Violations

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn A class action lawsuit claims Paramount Pictures Corporation improperly performed consumer reports for employment purposes in alleged violation of federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), according to TopClassActions.com. The FCRA regulates the collection, dissemination, and use of consumer information including credit reports. The full story is available …

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Risky Business Not Using Background Checks when Hiring

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Businesses that do not use background checks are putting themselves at risk for hiring strangers as new employees, according to a safe hiring expert interviewed in the Business News Daily article ‘Choosing a Background Check Service: A Buying Guide for Businesses.’ The article is at http://www.businessnewsdaily.com/7636-choosing-a-background-check-service.html.

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USCIS Announces myE-Verify Expansion to 16 More States

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced the expansion of myE-Verify – a free Web-based service that provides users with a secure account to use self-service features to participate in the E-Verify process – to sixteen more states. For more information about myE-Verify, please visit …

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Background Checks Examined in Webinar on January 20

  Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Attorney Lester Rosen, Founder and CEO of Employment Screening Resources (ESR), will present a webinar with Bloomberg BNA titled ‘Negligent Hiring and Background Checks – Best Practices and Legal Compliance’ on Tuesday, January 20, 2015 from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM ET. To learn more, visit …

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Employment Screening Resources Named One of Top Dozen Background Check Firms by Business News Daily

  Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) – ‘The Background Check Authority®’ – was named one of the top dozen background check firms in the January 2015 Business News Daily report ‘Best Background Check Services: Roundup.’ To read the report, visit http://www.businessnewsdaily.com/7638-best-background-check-services.html.

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December 2014 Jobs Report Shows 252,000 Jobs Added

  Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Private sector employment in the United States increased by 252,000 jobs in December 2014 while the unemployment rate declined to 5.6 percent, according to ‘THE EMPLOYMENT SITUATION — DECEMBER 2014’ jobs report released by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The most …

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Background Checks Should Not Be One Size Fits All

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Background checks of drivers using ride-sharing technology from Uber that came under scrutiny after the alleged rape of a woman in Boston by an Uber driver should not be “one size fits all,” according to a background check expert quoted in the article ‘Who’s really taking you …

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December 2014 ADP National Employment Report: 241,000 Jobs Added

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Private sector employment in the United States increased by 241,000 jobs from November to December with small businesses leading the growth with 106,000 jobs added, according to the December 2014 ADP National Employment Report®. The complete December 2014 ADP National Employment Report is available at http://www.adpemploymentreport.com/2014/December/NER/NER-December-2014.aspx.

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