Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The Ban the Box movement has reached Spokane, Washington as Mayor David Condon indicated that the city “would join a nationwide trend to Ban the Box and no longer ask city job applicants about their criminal background,” according to a report from The Spokesman-Review.Continue reading "Ban the Box Movement Reaches Spokane WA"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Rhode Island Governor Lincoln D. Chafee has signed the 2014 Student and Employee Social Media Privacy Acts – 2014-S 2095Aaa and 2014-H 7124Aaa – to prevent potential employers or school admissions officers from asking applicants to provide login information or to sign into their social media accounts …Continue reading "Rhode Island Enacts Student and Employee Social Media Privacy Acts"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Independent auditors conducting a comprehensive Service Organization Control (SOC) 2(SM) examination of Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) – a leading nationwide accredited background check firm – have issued a SOC 2(SM) report stating ESR maintained effective controls over the security, confidentiality, and privacy of employee screening system data. …Continue reading "Employment Screening Resources Completes SOC 2 Data Security Audit"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Private sector employment in the United States increased by 209,000 jobs in July 2014 while the unemployment rate rose to 6.2 percent and the number of unemployed persons increased to 9.7 million, according to THE EMPLOYMENT SITUATION — JULY 2014 jobs report released by the U.S. Department …Continue reading "July 2014 Jobs Report Shows Gain of 209000 Jobs"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn A new Alabama expungement law that took effect July 7, 2014 allows residents who have been arrested – but not convicted – of a crime an opportunity to clear their arrest record and have the charge “deemed never to have occurred,” according to a report on the …Continue reading "New Alabama Expungement Law Allows Clearing of Arrest Records"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Private sector employment in the United States increased by 218,000 jobs from June to July, according to the July 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/July/NER/NER-July-2014.aspx.Continue reading "July 2014 ADP Report Shows Gain of 218000 Jobs"
Written By Attorney Lester Rosen, Founder & CEO of Employment Screening Resources (ESR) The San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance – also known as the Ban the Box Ordinance – will take effect Wednesday, August 13, 2014. This Ordinance will require employers with San Francisco City or County offices and worksites who have 20 or more …Continue reading "San Francisco Ban the Box Ordinance Takes Effect August 13"
Written By Attorney Lester Rosen, Founder & CEO of Employment Screening Resources (ESR) A Florida law firm filed federal class action lawsuits in the same court against three separate national employers on the same day, with two of them naming the same consumer as the lead plaintiff, alleging violations of the federal Fair Credit Reporting …Continue reading "Florida Law Firm Files Three Class Action Lawsuits on Same Day against Employers Alleging Violation of FCRA with Background Checks"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Six members of the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) have filed a class action lawsuit in federal court in Boston, MA against the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) under the Federal Privacy Act, according to a press release from OOIDA. The lawsuit charges that the FMCSA …Continue reading "OOIDA Members Lawsuit Challenges FMCSA Pre-Employment Screening Program"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Oregon and Washington – along with the federal government – do not require carnivals and fairs to run criminal background checks on employees who work around children and sometimes even handle them, according to a report by the KATU Channel 2 On Your Side Investigators in Portland, …Continue reading "Background Checks Not Required at Carnivals and Fairs"