Macon-Bibb County GA Votes to Ban the Box

Ban the Box Blogs

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

The Macon-Bibb County (Georgia) Commission has voted 6-3 to Ban the Box and remove any questions that ask about criminal records of applicants from county job applications, according to a report from 13WMAZ in Central Georgia. Continue reading

EEOC Guidance Webinar Scheduled for February 25

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

To help Consumer Reporting Agencies (CRAs) better understand the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) guidance for the use criminal records in employment background checks, ClearStar Technology is sponsoring a webinar titled ‘Best Practices Standards: A Powerful Tool for CRAs’ that will be held Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. ET/11:00 a.m. PT. To register, visit https://clearstar.webex.com/clearstar/onstage/g.php?MTID=ec428b48f1c324813d7477fb21a67fed5. Continue reading

CareerBuilder Valentine’s Day Study Looks at Office Romance

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, leading human capital solutions provider CareerBuilder has released a survey of workers that takes a closer look at office romance. According to CareerBuilder’s annual Valentine’s Day study, 37 percent of workers have dated a co-worker and 30 percent of those office romances have led to marriage. Continue reading

FTC Report on Internet of Things Urges Best Practices

Internet & Privacy Blogs

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has released a detailed report – ‘Internet of Things: Privacy & Security in a Connected World’ – that recommends best practices that businesses can follow to enhance and protect the privacy and security of American consumers in a world of Internet-connected devices. Continue reading

Court Rules in Favor of Employer Withdrawing Job Offer after Applicant Lied

Court Cases

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

A U.S. District Court in Pennsylvania has ruled in favor of an employer who withdrew a job offer after finding discrepancies between the criminal history found on a background check of a job applicant and criminal history information reported to the employer by that applicant. The summary judgment is available at http://www.esrcheck.com/file/McCorkle-v-Scheinker.pdf. Continue reading

Tallahassee FL Votes to Ban the Box

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

The City Commission of Tallahassee, Florida has voted 3-2 to support a “Ban the Box” measure that will remove the question asking people who apply for jobs with the city if they have had a criminal conviction from applications, according to a report from the Tallahassee Democrat. Continue reading

BBB Warns About Background Check Email Scam

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

The Better Business Bureau® (BBB) is warning consumers to be on the lookout for a background check email scam that landed in BBB inboxes recently. The BBB warns the fake messages claim someone ordered a background check on the email recipients to get them to click an infected link. The BBB alert is at http://www.bbb.org/blog/2015/02/someone-ordered-your-background-check-its-a-scam/. Continue reading

January 2015 Jobs Report Shows 257,000 Jobs Added

Jobs Report Blogs

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

Private sector employment in the United States increased by 257,000 jobs in January while the unemployment rate ticked up to 5.7 percent, according to ‘THE EMPLOYMENT SITUATION — JANUARY 2015’ jobs report released by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics. The most recent jobs report is available at http://www.bls.gov/news.release/pdf/empsit.pdf. Continue reading

Another FCRA Lawsuit Filed Against Michaels Stores

Blogs about FCRA Class Actions

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

A class action lawsuit alleging violations of the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) with improper background checks on job applicants was filed against Michaels Stores – the second FCRA lawsuit filed against the retail craft supply chain in as many months – according to a report on TopClassActions.com. Continue reading

January 2015 ADP Employment Report: 213,000 Jobs Added

Jobs Report Blogs

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

Private sector employment in the United States increased by 213,000 jobs from December to January, according to the January 2015 ADP National Employment Report® (NER). The complete employment report is available at http://www.adpemploymentreport.com/2015/January/NER/NER-January-2015.aspx. Continue reading