E-Verify Customized Webinars Offered by USCIS

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) – the government agency that oversees lawful immigration to the United States – is offering customized E-Verify webinars to educate employers on how to properly verify employment eligibility of newly hired workers. To request a customized E-Verify webinar, please email …

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Ban the Box Becoming National Trend Says Safe Hiring Expert

  Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The Ban the Box movement that removes criminal history questions from initial job applications is becoming a national trend “that will soon affect all types and sizes of employers,” according to Attorney Lester Rosen, founder and CEO of Employment Screening Resources® (ESR). Rosen’s comments are featured …

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Top Trends for Background Checks Examined September 3

  Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Attorney Lester Rosen, Founder and CEO of Employment Screening Resources® (ESR), will present an HRTrainingCenter.com Audio Conference titled Top Ten Trends For Background Checks on Wednesday, September 3, 2014 from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM Eastern. To learn more, visit http://hrtrainingcenter.com/showWCDetails.asp?TCID=1013559&st=.

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Diploma Mill Shut Down by State of Texas

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott has resolved the State’s enforcement action against a purported diploma mill that falsely claimed to be an accredited educational institution, according to a press release on the Texas Attorney General website. The final judgment in State of Texas vs. Lincoln Academy is …

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Lawsuit against WMATA Alleges Background Check Violations

  Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn A class action lawsuit filed against the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) claims that WMATA’s criminal background check policy violates the civil rights of African Americans, according to a report by The Washington Post.

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Ban the Box Arrives in San Francisco August 13

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The Ban the Box Movement – named for the box on job applications that applicants check if they have criminal records – has arrived in San Francisco, California as the Fair Chance Ordinance (FCO) takes effect Wednesday, August 13, 2014. This Ban the Box Ordinance requires San …

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Ban the Box Act Signed by New Jersey Governor

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has signed Ban the Box legislation – (S2124) “The Opportunity to Compete Act” – that establishes 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 …

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Data Breach Hits DHS Background Check Contractor

  Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Officials said a U.S. background check contractor for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) suffered a data breach that most likely resulted in the theft of personally identifiable information (PII) of some DHS employees, according to a report from The Washington Post.

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Background Check Lawsuit Reaches Settlement

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn A settlement has been reached in a class action lawsuit that claimed a background check firm violated the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) when providing information for background check reports, according to a report from TopClassActions.com. As a result, subjects of these background check reports may be …

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Lawsuit Over Retail Theft Database Settles for $2.38 Million

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn A Pennsylvania federal judge has approved a settlement for $2.38 million in a class action lawsuit that alleged a retail theft database used for background checks wrongfully labeled job seekers as criminals even if they were not convicted of a crime, according to a report by TopClassActions.com.

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