August 2014 Jobs Report Shows 142,000 Jobs Added

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Private sector employment in the United States increased by 142,000 jobs in August 2014 while the unemployment rate dipped slightly to 6.1 percent and the number of unemployed persons decreased to  9.6 million, according to ‘THE EMPLOYMENT SITUATION — AUGUST 2014’ jobs report released by the U.S. …

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August 2014 ADP National Employment Report Shows Gain of 204,000 Jobs

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Private sector employment in the United States increased by 204,000 jobs from July to August, according to the August 2014 ADP National Employment Report ® produced by Automatic Data Processing, Inc. (ADP ®) in collaboration with Moody’s Analytics. The report is available at http://www.adpemploymentreport.com/2014/August/NER/NER-August-2014.aspx.

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President Obama Appoints New EEOC Chair

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has announced that President Barack Obama has appointed Vice Chair Jenny R. Yang as Chair of the EEOC. More information about the appointment of Yang – who will be the first Asian-American Chair of the EEOC – is available on …

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Government Background Checks May Be Impacted By Stop Work Order

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn A stop-work order issued by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for a U.S. contractor conducting the majority of government background checks “could significantly impact the security clearance process,” according to a report from The Washington Post.

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New Minnesota Drug Testing Case Gives Guidance on Which State Law Controls Background Checks

Written By Attorney Lester Rosen, Founder & CEO of Employment Screening Resources (ESR) A recurring issue for employers and background screening firms is which state law to apply when a criminal record is found in one state for a job in another state.  Confusion can be created if an applicant is offered a job in …

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Safe Hiring Expert to Speak at Risk Management Conference

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Attorney Lester Rosen, Founder and CEO Employment Screening Resources® (ESR), will speak about ‘The Use of Criminal Records in Screening Volunteers and Employees’ at the Risk Management Conference (RMC) 2014 North American Division on Tuesday, September 9, 2014. For more information about the conference, visit http://www.adventistrisk.org/AboutUs/Events/RMC2014NorthAmericanDivision.aspx.

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Study Links Ban the Box Laws to Public Safety

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn A ‘first of its kind’ study published in the American Journal of Criminal Justice has linked the Ban the Box legislation that removes the criminal history question from job applications to improved public safety. More information about the study ‘The Effect of Hawaii’s Ban the Box Law …

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Two New E-Verify Webinars Premiere August 26

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will premier two new E-Verify webinars – E-Verify in 30 and Evenings with E-Verify – on August 26, 2014. A flyer about the two new webinars from the USCIS – the government agency that oversees lawful immigration to the United …

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Webcast on Reference Checking and Verifications September 4

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Attorney Lester Rosen, Founder and CEO Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) will present a Webcast for HR.com Quality of Hire Virtual Event titled ‘Legal and Effective Reference Checking and Education Verification’ on Thursday, September 4, 2014 from 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM Eastern Time. For more information about …

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California Governor Signs Bill Prohibiting Mug Shot Shakedowns

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn California Governor Jerry Brown has signed legislation – Senate Bill 1027 (SB 1027) – that amends the California Civil Code to prohibit websites from posting arrest mug shots and then charging a fee to remove the photos. The complete text of SB 1027 – which takes effect …

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