Publix to Settle Lawsuit Over Background Checks for $6.8 Million

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Publix Super Markets Inc. will pay approximately $6.8 million to settle a class action lawsuit that alleges the company violated the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) for not making “legally required disclosures about background checks to job applicants,” according to a report on TheLedger.com available at …

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Montgomery County MD Enacts Ban the Box Law

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The Montgomery County (Maryland) Council has unanimously enacted a Ban the Box law – amended Bill 36-14 – to delay the point at which employers in the County may inquire into the criminal history of applicants for County jobs until the conclusion of the first interview. A …

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Background Screening Expert to Speak at SF EAC Meeting

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn To help keep businesses productive and out of court, Employment Screening Resources (ESR) Founder and CEO Attorney Lester Rosen will speak about ‘Pre-employment Background Screening Trends and Best Practices’ at the San Francisco Employer Advisory Council (SF EAC) General Meeting on Thursday, November 6, 2014. For more …

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Safe Hiring Expert to Speak at HR in California Virtual Conference

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Attorney Lester Rosen, Founder and CEO of Employment Screening Resources® (ESR), will present a session titled ‘Dealing with “Only in California” Laws Regulating Employment Screening and Safe Hiring’ at the HR.com Institute for Human Resources (IHR) HR in California Virtual Conference on Wednesday, November 5, 2014 from …

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Ban the Box Webinar from Employment Screening Resources on November 12

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 the webinar “Ban the Box – What Employers Need to Know” on Wednesday, November 12, 2014  from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM Pacific Time. To register for …

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Top 10 Background Check Trends Webinar on November 5

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn To help employers avoid bad hires by keeping current on background check trends, Attorney Lester Rosen, Founder and CEO of Employment Screening Resources (ESR) will present a webinar with ClearLawInstitute.com featuring the ‘Top 10 Background Check Trends of 2014’ on Wednesday, November 5, 2014 from 3:00 PM …

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California Background Checks Examined in Webinar November 4

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Attorney Lester S. Rosen, founder and CEO of Employment Screening Resources® (ESR), will present a webinar titled “Background Checks in California: HR Best Practices Given EEOC Guidance, the FCRA & Ban-the-Box Laws” on Tuesday, November 4, 2014 from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Eastern / 10:30 a.m. …

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USCIS Launches New E-Verify Service Called myE-Verify

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) – the agency that oversees legal immigration to the country – has launched a new service called myE-Verify designed to give workers a free and secure way to participate in the E-Verify process. To access the myE-verify website, visit http://www.uscis.gov/mye-verify.

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New Hampshire Protects Social Media and Email Privacy

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn A law that took effect in New Hampshire on September 30, 2014 – House Bill 1407 (HB 1407) – prohibits employers in the state from requiring employees or job applicants to disclose social media or electronic mail passwords. The final version of HB 1407 is available at …

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St. Petersburg FL to Ban the Box Starting January 1

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Beginning January 1, 2015, St. Petersburg, Florida will Ban the Box on job applications for the city that asks applicants if they have a criminal record, according to a report on SaintPetersBlog.com available at http://www.saintpetersblog.com/archives/163633.

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