Written By Thomas Ahearn The Louisville (KY) Metro Council has voted in favor of a new “Ban the Box” law removing the question about criminal records from job applications for the city and many of its vendors, according to a press release from the National Employment Law Project (NELP). This follows similar Ban the Box …Continue reading "Louisville Latest City to Ban the Box"
Written By Thomas Ahearn Attorney Lester Rosen, Founder and CEO of background check firm Employment Screening Resources® (ESR), will present ‘International Background Checks: Exercising Due Diligence in Hiring Around the World’ at the Seattle Global Business News Conference on Thursday, March 27, 2014. For more information about the event – which will be held at …Continue reading "Background Check Expert Lester Rosen Speaks at Seattle Global Business News Conference on March 27"
Written By Thomas Ahearn Attorney and safe hiring expert Lester S. Rosen, Founder and CEO of San Francisco, CA-area background check firm Employment Screening Resources® (ESR), will focus on the credentials of IT workers internationally in a private webinar for Contingent Workforce Management (CWP) titled ‘The Reality of International Background Checks – Can You Handle …Continue reading "Webinar Focuses on International Background Checks"
Written By Thomas Ahearn A panel of experts has told the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) that the growing use of social media by employers, applicants, and employees in today’s workplace may implicate and impact the federal laws prohibiting discrimination in employment that the EEOC enforces. A press release about the Social Media Commission …Continue reading "Social Media Use in Workplace Raises Employment Discrimination Concerns"
Written By Thomas Ahearn As part of the $38.2 billion in discretionary funds requested for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the White House DHS budget proposes $124 million for the government’s E-Verify employment eligibility verification system, according to a news article posted on FedWeek.com available at http://www.fedweek.com/item-view.php?tbl=15&ID=141.Continue reading "DHS Budget Proposes $124 Million for E-Verify"
Written By Thomas Ahearn India has “the highest number of cases of employment-related inconsistencies” on the globe helped by the blatant proliferation of advertisements where fake degrees from any college in the world can be bought for a few hundred dollars, according to the article ‘Watch out for fake degrees’ available on TheHindu.com at http://m.thehindu.com/features/education/watch-out-for-fake-degrees/article5743087.ece/.Continue reading "Fake Degrees Growing Problem in India"
Written By Thomas Ahearn The U.S. Citizenship and Immigrations Services (USCIS) will present a free live webinar on Wednesday, March 19, at 11:00 AM EDT so that Spanish speaking employers can learn about E-Verify and the Form I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification process in their native language. A schedule of all upcoming E-Verify and Form I-9 …Continue reading "E-Verify and Form I-9 Webinar in Spanish for Employers on March 19"
Written By Thomas Ahearn In the “Independent republic of California,” background checks are performed much differently than in the other 49 states, according to Attorney Lester Rosen, Founder and CEO of San Francisco, CA-area firm Employment Screening Resources® (ESR). To help explain California background checks, Rosen will present a session titled ‘Only in California: Using …Continue reading "Screening Expert to Speak About California Background Checks at LA HR Star"
Written By Thomas Ahearn In a class action suit alleging Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) violations, a federal judge has ruled that Canon Business Solutions faces additional discovery into claims the company relied on criminal background checks without letting employees or job applicants dispute the findings, according a Courthouse News Service report available at http://www.courthousenews.com/2014/03/03/65785.htm.Continue reading "Background Check Lawsuit Claims FCRA Violations"
Written By Thomas Ahearn The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) have released a joint publication titled ‘Background Checks: What Employers Need to Know’ to explain how compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) and anti-discrimination laws intersect when employers use employment background checks. The publication is available …Continue reading "EEOC and FTC Offer Tips for Employment Background Checks"