E-Verify Can Help Employers Ensure Legal Workforces

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn After more than 100 workers were accused of providing fake identification to get their jobs at a Florida business, employers wanting to avoid a similar situation may consider using the federal E-Verify employment eligibility system to ensure a legal workforce, according to a report from WZVN-TV ABC7 …

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Illinois Governor Signs Ban the Box Legislation

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Illinois Governor Pat Quinn has signed “Ban the Box” legislation – HB 5701 (Job Opportunities for Qualified Applicants Act) – that will help ex-offenders find work in the private sector by preventing criminal background checks until after an applicant is deemed qualified for a job. The law …

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DHS Questioned about Contract to Background Check Firm

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Representative Elijah Cummings (D-MD) and Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK) have written a letter to Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Jeh Johnson asking for an explanation about the awarding of a $190 million contract to a background check firm accused of “alleged fraudulent activity” with investigations in …

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Disney Stresses Background Checks after Investigation

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn A six-month CNN investigation has uncovered “at least 35 Disney employees arrested since 2006 and accused of sex crimes involving children, trying to meet a minor for sex, or for possession of child pornography.” The investigation also found the arrests of five Universal Studios Florida employees and …

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Legal Risks of Background Checks Examined in Webinar

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn A panel of three legal experts will present a live 90 minute Continuing Legal Education (CLE) webinar to examine the legal risks employers face when conducting background checks and discuss the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) Guidance on then use of criminal records for hiring decisions. …

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Background Check Expert to Speak at SF HR Star Conference

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn To help California HR professionals understand that background checks performed in the Golden State have different rules than the rest of the country, Attorney Lester Rosen, Founder and CEO of Employment Screening Resources® (ESR), will present a session titled ‘Only in California: Using Background Checks to Hire …

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Class Action Lawsuit Filed for Alleged FCRA Violations

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn A class action lawsuit filed in a Georgia federal court against Home Depot alleges the home improvement company violated the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) by performing background checks without notifying employees and job applicants and failing to give them copies of the background checks before taking …

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Social Media May Cause Employers to Not Hire Job Candidates

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn A new survey from leading human capital solutions provider CareerBuilder has found that 51 percent of employers – more than half – who researched job candidates on social media found content that caused them to not hire the candidate, up from 43 percent in 2013 and 34 …

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DHS Awards $190 Million Contract to Background Check Firm

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has awarded a new $190 million contract to a background check firm once accused of “defrauding the government while carrying out background checks on millions of people” but never blocked from federal work, according to a report from The Wall Street …

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