FTC Closed with Limited Services Due to Partial U.S. Government Shutdown

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) – the federal agency protecting American consumers – closed on December 28, 2018, due to a lapse in funding caused by the partial shutdown of the United States federal government that began on December 22, 2018, according to a notice on the …

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Report Finds Nearly Half of U.S. Adults Have Had Family Member Incarcerated in Jail or Prison

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn A report based on research conducted by FWD.us and Cornell University on how incarceration affects American families revealed that nearly half of all adults living in the United States – 45 percent or approximately 113 million people – have had an immediate family member either formerly or …

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Delta Air Lines to Pay $2.3 Million to Settle Background Check Lawsuit for Alleged FCRA Violations

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On January 3, 2019, Delta Air Lines agreed to pay $2.3 million to settle a class action lawsuit that claimed the major U.S. airline allegedly failed to provide job applicants with a “standalone” background check disclosure in violation of the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) and related California …

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Virginia to Repair Holes in State Criminal Records Database Used for Background Checks

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn In December of 2018, the Virginia State Crime Commission (VSCC) – a criminal justice agency established in the legislative branch of the state government – released recommendations for the fingerprinting of defendants after 750,000 conviction records were found to be missing from the Virginia state criminal records …

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Background Check Process Answered for Job Applicants

Written By Employment Screening Resources (ESR) Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) – a leading global background check provider – answers some Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about the background check process for job applicants. Here are some background check FAQs from www.esrcheck.com/Applicant-Support-Center/FAQs/.

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CFPB Announces Ceiling on Charges for FCRA Disclosures Increased in 2019

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On December 31, 2018, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) – the agency responsible for consumer protection in the financial sector – announced the ceiling on allowable charges for disclosures under the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) had increased from $12.00 to $12.50, effective for 2019.

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Safe Hiring Expert Attorney Lester Rosen to Present Webinar about Background Checks

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Attorney Lester Rosen, founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of leading global background check firm Employment Screening Resources® (ESR), will present a live webinar entitled “Background Checks: Best Practices, Trends, and Legal Compliance” for Aurora Training Advantage on Friday, January 25, 2019, from 11:00 AM to 12:30 AM …

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December 2018 Jobs Report Reveals 312,000 Jobs Added to U.S. Economy

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The United States economy added 312,000 jobs in December 2018 while the unemployment rate rose to 3.9 percent during the month, according to the “Employment Situation” jobs report for December 2018 released by the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

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Vermont Attorney General Issues Guidance on Data Broker Regulation

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On January 1, 2019, the Vermont Data Broker Regulation (Act 171) took effect and requires, among other things, that data brokers register with the Vermont Secretary State and protect the personally identifiable information (PII) of Vermont residents.

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Background Check Expert Attorney Lester Rosen to Present Webinar about Reference Checking

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Attorney Lester Rosen, founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of leading global background check firm Employment Screening Resources® (ESR), will present a live webinar entitled “Reference Checking and Education Verification Compliance” for business training provider Lorman Education Services on Thursday, January 17, 2019, from 10:00 AM to 11:30 …

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