Roanoke VA Will Ban the Box

Ban the Box Blogs

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

The City of Roanoke, Virginia has agreed to Ban the Box and will implement a policy to remove the question about the criminal history of job applicants from initial applications for most job openings with the city “by January of next year,” according to a report from WDBJ7 available at http://www.wdbj7.com/news/local/city-of-roanoke-agrees-to-ban-the-box/29039640. Continue reading

Atlanta City Council Passes Ban the Box Ordinance

Ban the Box Blogs

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

The Atlanta City Council has passed a Ban the Box ordinance – named for the box on applications that applicants check if they have criminal records – to eliminate discrimination against City of Atlanta job applicants who are ex-offenders. A report from AtlantaDailyWorld.com about the Ban the Box ordinance is at http://atlantadailyworld.com/2014/10/06/atlanta-city-council-approves-ban-the-box-legislation. Continue reading

E-Verify Ten-Year-Old Record Disposal Begins January 1, 2015

E-Verify News

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

On January 1, 2015, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will begin disposing of E-Verify records over 10 years old in accordance with the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) records retention and disposal requirements (N 1-566-08-7) that mandate the disposal of E-Verify records after 10 years. For more information, read the USCIS Fact Sheet ‘E-Verify Records Retention and Disposal’ available at http://www.uscis.gov/sites/default/files/USCIS/Verification/E-Verify/E-Verify_Native_Documents/Fact-Sheet-E-Verify-NARA.pdf. Continue reading

September 2014 Jobs Report Shows 248,000 Jobs Added

Jobs Report Blogs

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

Private sector employment in the United States increased by 248,000 jobs in September 2014 while the unemployment rate declined to 5.9 percent and the number of unemployed persons decreased to  9.3 million, according to ‘THE EMPLOYMENT SITUATION — SEPTEMBER 2014’ jobs report released by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The most recent jobs report is available at http://www.bls.gov/news.release/pdf/empsit.pdf. Continue reading

213,000 Jobs Gained in September ADP Report Shows

Jobs Report Blogs

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

Private sector employment in the United States increased by 213,000 jobs from August to September with small businesses leading the way with 88,000 jobs added, according to the September 2014 ADP National Employment Report®. Key findings of the report were broken down into the following categories*: Continue reading

Webinar Reviews Background Checks and Legal Compliance

ESR Founder & CEO Attorney Lester Rosen

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

Attorney Lester Rosen, Founder and CEO of Employment Screening Resources (ESR), will present a live webinar with Aurora Training Advantage titled Background Checks and Legal Compliance on Thursday, October 2, 2014 from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM Eastern Time. For more information about the webinar, which is worth 1.5 PHR/SPHR Credits, visit http://www.esrcheck.com/Stay-Updated/ESR-Speaks/Detail/226/Background-Checks-and-Legal-Compliance. Continue reading

Background Checks of Ride Sharing Service Drivers Questioned

ESR News Blogs about Background Checks

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

The arrest of a ride sharing service driver in San Francisco who allegedly attacked a passenger with a hammer and seriously injured him calls into question the background checks of drivers for ride sharing services such as Uber, Lyft, and Sidecar, according to a report by KPIX 5 CBS San Francisco, California. Continue reading

Safe Hiring Expert to Speak at 2014 ASIS International in Atlanta

ESR Founder & CEO Attorney Lester Rosen

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

Attorney Lester Rosen, author of “The Safe Hiring Manual” and Founder and CEO of Employment Screening Resources® (ESR), will  present the session “Strategies For Reducing the Insider Threat Before and After Hiring” on Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at the 60th Annual ASIS International Seminar and Exhibits. The presentation is from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM Noon in Room B308 of the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, GA. For more information, visit http://www.esrcheck.com/Stay-Updated/ESR-Speaks/Detail/223/Background-Checks-and-Reducing-the-Insider-Threat-Strategies-Before-and-After-Hiring. Continue reading

Inaccurate Background Checks Can Cost Applicants Jobs

Inaccurate Background Checks

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

Criminal background checks run by employers on applicants that contain erroneous information can cost applicants a chance at jobs and people who fall victim to these inaccurate background checks should be pro-active in correcting them, according to an article by Forbes Staff Writer Susan Adams. Continue reading

Class Action Lawsuit Filed for Alleged FCRA Violations

Class Action Lawsuit Blogs

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

A class action lawsuit filed against Staples, Inc. alleges that the company failed to properly disclose to applicants and employees its use of consumer reports and deprived them of their rights under the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), according to a press release from the Bohrer Law Firm. Continue reading