FTC Releases Data about COVID-19 Related Complaints from Consumers

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On June 11, 2020, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) made more state-level information available to the public about the complaints the FTC receives from consumers that are related to Coronavirus (COVID-19), with reports about online shopping problems topping the list of complaints in most states, according to …

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EEOC Once Again Issues Updated COVID-19 Technical Assistance Publication

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On June 11, 2020, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) once again updated its COVID-19 technical assistance publication to address questions about the Federal Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Laws related to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, according to a press release from the EEOC. The publication titled …

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FMCSA Extends Pre-Employment Drug Testing Waiver Due to Coronavirus

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On June 8, 2020, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) – an administration within the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) – declared that the continuing Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic warranted the extension and modification of Emergency Declaration No. 2020-002 to continue the pre-employment drug testing exemption set …

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HEROES Act Would Amend Changes CARES Act Made to FCRA for Coronavirus

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn A bill titled the “Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions Act (HEROES Act)” awaiting consideration in the U.S. Senate would amend changes the “Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act)” made to the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) …

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Coronavirus Delaying Some Background Checks in San Francisco Bay Area

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Some people who found work at a time of record-setting job losses have had trouble starting their new jobs because the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic “has caused background checks to be delayed at some local courts, including San Francisco’s,” according to a report from the San Francisco Chronicle. …

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OSHA Testifies about Protecting Workers During Coronavirus (COVID-19) Crisis

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On May 28, 2020, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) – an agency of the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) dedicated to keeping the American workforce safe and healthy – testified before the House Education and Labor Committee’s Workforce Protections Subcommittee about the agency’s role during …

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EEOC Updates COVID-19 Guidance to Address Employee Medical Conditions

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On May 7, 2020, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) again updated and expanded its COVID-19 technical assistance publication to address questions arising under the Federal Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Laws related to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, according to an EEOC press release. The publication titled …

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Employment Screening Resources (ESR) Releases Whitepaper about Background Checks in the Age of Coronavirus

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Leading global background check firm Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) has released a whitepaper titled “Due Diligence and Background Checks in the Age of Coronavirus – What is an Employer to Do?” written by ESR founder and CEO Attorney Lester Rosen to help employers deal with the Coronavirus …

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ICE Announces Extension of Flexibility in Form I-9 Rules Due to Coronavirus

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On May 14, 2020, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) – an agency within the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) – announced an extension of the flexibilities in rules related to Form I-9 compliance that were granted earlier in 2020 due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) …

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HR Tech Job Search Group Launched to Help Job Seekers Find Work During Coronavirus Crisis

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn At a time when the United States and the world is dealing with record job losses due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, an expert in global Human Resources (HR) Technology and Human Capital Management (HCM) who also lost her job is launching the HR Tech Alliances Professional …

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