USCIS Tells Employers to Review Form I-9 for Social Security Number Glitch

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is telling employees who used the new Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification downloaded between November 14, 2016 – the date the revised version of the Form I-9 was published – and November 17, 2016, to review the form to ensure Social Security …

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EEOC Examines Current State of U.S. Workforce and Future Demand for Jobs

  Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On April 5, 2017, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) held a public meeting at the agency’s headquarters in Washington, D.C., where experts examined the current state of the workforce in the United States and what jobs may be in future demand, according to a press …

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Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework Now Accepting Self-Certifications

  Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On April 12, 2017, the U.S. Secretary of Commerce announced that the newly launched Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework is accepting self-certifications to provide companies a mechanism to comply with Swiss data protection requirements when transferring personal data from Switzerland to the United States in support of …

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High School Principal Resigns after Student Journalists Question Credentials from Alleged Diploma Mill

  Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn A newly hired principal at Pittsburg High School in Kansas resigned from her job after student journalists uncovered some questionable credentials from an alleged “diploma mill” where people could purchase a degree, diploma, or certificates, according to an article in The Kansas City Star.

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New York City to Prohibit Questions about Salary History of Job Applicants during the Hiring Process

  Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On April 5, 2017, the New York City Council passed legislation – Introduction 1253-2016 – that will prohibit employers from inquiring about the salary history of job applicants during the hiring process and also from relying on salary history information to determine salary if that information …

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U.S. Economy Adds 98,000 Jobs in March 2017

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The United States economy added 98,000 jobs in March 2017 while the unemployment rate decreased by 0.2 percentage point to 4.5 percent, according to The Employment Situation report released by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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Attorney Lester Rosen to Speak about Reference Checking and Education Verifications at SHRM 2017 Talent Management Conference

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Attorney Lester Rosen, founder and CEO of global background check firm Employment Screening Resources® (ESR), will present a session entitled ‘Legal and Effective Reference Checking, Credential, and Education Verification’ on Wednesday, April 26, 2017, from 9:45 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. CST at the Society for Human Resource …

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Employment Screening Resources Creates Infographic for Los Angeles Ban the Box Ordinance

  Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Employment Screening Resources® (ESR), a global provider of background checks located in California, has issued a City of Los Angeles Ban the Box Ordinance Infographic that outlines employment requirements and impact of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance (FCIHO) that took effect January …

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Attorney Lester Rosen to Speak about Social Media Background Screening at SHRM 2017 Talent Management Conference

  Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Attorney Lester Rosen, founder and CEO of global background check firm Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) will present a session entitled ‘Social Media Background Screening. Is it Right for My Company?’ on Monday, April 24, 2017, from 10:45 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. CST at the Society for …

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Lawsuit Claims Three Credit Reporting Agencies Allegedly Violated FCRA by Reporting Old Debt

  Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn An Illinois woman has filed a lawsuit filed against the three major nationwide credit reporting agencies – Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion – claiming that they allegedly violated the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) by failing to observe her bankruptcy and reporting discharged debt, according to …

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