How Potential U.S. Federal Government Shutdown May Impact Employers

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn With a potential United States federal government shutdown looming if the U.S. Senate does not approve an appropriations bill before the deadline of midnight on January 19, 2018, employers would be wise to recall the impact felt from the United States federal government shutdown of 2013.

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BBC News Investigation Reveals Thousands of UK Nationals Bought Fake Degrees from Diploma Mill

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Thousands of United Kingdom (UK) nationals have purchased fake degrees from a multi-million dollar diploma mill in Pakistan with buyers including National Health Service (NHS) consultants, nurses, and a large defense contractor, a British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) News investigation has discovered.

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Rising Demand for Workers in U.S. Leads to More Job Opportunities for Applicants with Criminal Records

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn With the demand for workers rising in the United States – the December 2017 jobs report revealed the unemployment rate to be 4.1 percent – companies in America are being forced “to consider workers they once would have turned away” and to provide “opportunities to people who have …

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Judge Dismisses FCRA Class Action Lawsuit Against Rite Aid for Lack of Standing Under U.S. Constitution

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn In December of 2017, a federal Judge in Pennsylvania dismissed a class action lawsuit against Rite Aid Corporation claiming violations of the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) that regulates background checks for employment purposes for lack of standing under Article III of the United States Constitution.

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Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against GEO Group for Alleged FCRA Violations

  Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn A class action lawsuit filed in New York federal court claims The GEO Group, Inc. and their background screening provider violated the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) during criminal background checks of job applicants, the law firm Outten & Golden LLP announced.

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Ban the Box Demonstration Planned for White House

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Advocates, civil rights leaders, clergy, and impacted individuals will hold a demonstration at the White House in Washington D.C. on Thursday, July 30, 2015, to call on President Barack Obama to issue an executive order to “Ban the Box” and implement fair hiring practices for federal jobs, …

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November 2013 ADP National Employment Report Shows 215000 Jobs Added

Private sector employment in the United States increased by 215,000 jobs from October 2013 to November 2013 led by a gain of 102,000 jobs in small businesses, according to the November 2013 ADP National Employment Report® produced by Automatic Data Processing, Inc. (ADP®) in collaboration with Moody’s Analytics. The complete November 2013 ADP National Employment …

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