Massachusetts Attorney General Cites Employers for Violating State Ban the Box Law in Hiring Practices

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On June 6, 2018, Massachusetts Attorney General (AG) Maura Healey announced her office had reached agreements with four national employers an issued warning letters to 17 other Boston area businesses found to be in violation of a “Ban the Box” provision in state law that prohibits employers …

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Background Screening Firm Protects Employers While Promoting Ex-Offenders Re-Entering Workforce

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) – a background screening firm headquartered in the San Francisco, California area – “helps employers navigate the complex regulations around compliance and privacy laws, while providing resources and advocacy in helping ex-offenders find work,” according to a blog on BadCredit.org.

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California Employers Should Apply Same Background Screening to Apprentices as Used for Any Hire

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn With the number of apprentices in California expected to reach 100,000 by 2020, Attorney Lester Rosen, founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of San Francisco-area background check firm Employment Screening Resources (ESR), advised employers in the state to apply “the same background screening and due diligence procedures …

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Samsonite CEO Resigns After Report Accuses Him of Resume Fraud for Falsely Claiming to Have a PhD

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On June 1, 2018, Ramesh Tainwala, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Samsonite, the world’s largest travel luggage company, resigned from his position citing “personal reasons” only a week after a report from “activist investment firm” Blue Orca Capital accused him of resume fraud for claiming to have a …

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Ban the Box Law Takes Effect in the State of Washington on June 7

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On June 7, 2018, the Washington Fair Chance Act (HB 1298) will take effect and extend “Ban the Box” protections to job applicants with criminal records who are seeking employment with both public and private employers in the state by adding a new chapter to Title 49 …

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U.S. Economy Adds 223,000 Jobs and Unemployment Rate Drops to 3.8 Percent in May 2018

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The United States economy added 223,000 jobs in May 2018 while the unemployment rate edged down to 3.8 percent during the month, according to the Employment Situation report released by the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

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Background Check Expert Attorney Lester Rosen to Present Session at 2018 SHRM Annual Conference & Exposition

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Attorney Lester Rosen, founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of global background check firm Employment Screening Resources (ESR), will present a session at the 2018 Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Annual Conference & Exposition held from June 17th to 20th, 2018, in Chicago, Illinois.

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City of York in Pennsylvania Adopts Ban the Box Policy to Help Ex-Offenders Gain Employment

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On May 16, 2018, the York City Council in York, Pennsylvania adopted a new “Ban the Box” hiring policy to give job applicants with criminal records who have served their time an equal opportunity to gain employment, according to a report from WHTM ABC 27 News in …

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Safe Hiring Expert to Present Webinar on Background Checks and Avoiding Legal Tripwires on June 12

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 the live webinar “Ban-the-Box, Background Checks, and Salary Inquiries: The Latest Update and Legal Tripwires to Avoid” produced by compliance experts Business & Legal Resources (BLR®) on …

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Facebook and Google Accused of Violating GDPR on First Day of Enforcement

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On May 25, 2018, the first day of enforcement of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) – the primary law regulating how companies protect the personal data of citizens in the European Union (EU) – the European Center for Digital Rights or NOYB (“none of your business”) filed four complaints …

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