Kansas City MO Adopts Ban the Box Ordinance to Give Ex-Offenders a Fair Chance at Employment

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On February 1, 2018, Kansas City, Missouri adopted a “Ban The Box” ordinance to bar private and public employers from asking applicants about criminal records and delay such inquiries until later in the hiring process to give ex-offenders a fair chance at employment. The ordinance takes effect …

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CFPB To Redirect Mission and Focus Under New Leadership While Enforcing Consumer Protection Laws

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On January 23, 2018, Mick Mulvaney, Acting Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) – an agency of the U.S. government responsible for consumer protection in the financial sector – sent a memo to employees informing them that the CFPB would continue to fulfill its legal …

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Jobs Report Shows U.S. Added 200,000 Jobs in January 2018

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The U.S. economy added 200,000 jobs in January 2018 while the unemployment rate remained unchanged at 4.1 percent for the fourth consecutive month, according to the jobs report released by the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

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FBI Gives Behind the Scenes Look at Security for Super Bowl LII

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is giving a behind the scenes look at security for Super Bowl LII where the Philadelphia Eagles will play the New England Patriots at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota on Sunday, February 4, 2018, thanks to the story “Super Bowl Security” on …

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FCRA Consumer Litigation Increased Nearly Ten Percent from 2016 to 2017

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Consumer litigation filed under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) – a federal law ensuring accuracy, fairness, and privacy of consumer information – increased 9.9 percent from 2016 to 2017, with FCRA filings increasing from 3,954 in 2016 to 4,346 in 2017, according to statistics provided by …

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Webinar to Show What Contingent Workforce Professionals Need to Know About Background Checks

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) founder and CEO Attorney Lester Rosen will host a webinar entitled “What Contingent Workforce Professionals Need to Know About Due Diligence and Background Checks: Trends, Legal Updates and Best Practices” on Wednesday, February 21, 2018, from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM Pacific Time …

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FTC Hosts Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week from January 29 to February 2

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is hosting Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week from Monday, January 29, 2018, to Friday, February 2, 2018, with a series of free events to help consumers and businesses reduce their chances of becoming tax identity theft victims, according to a press release from the …

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What Employers Need to Know about E-Verify Resuming Operations after U.S. Government Shutdown

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Following a lapse in U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) appropriations that made the E-Verify electronic employment eligibility verification system unavailable during a shutdown of the U.S. federal government that lasted from January 20 to 22, 2018, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has released information that employers need …

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U.S. Supreme Court Denies Petition Seeking Review of Ruling in Spokeo Case Involving Alleged FCRA Violations

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On January 22, 2018, the Supreme Court of the United States denied a petition for a writ of certiorari that sought a review of the Court’s ruling on May 16, 2016, in the case of Spokeo, Inc. v. Robins that found a mere “technical” violation of a federal …

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Employment Screening Resources (ESR) Launches Redesigned Website for Background Check Solutions

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) – a leading global background check firm and a strategic choice for employers – has launched a newly redesigned website offering a suite of comprehensive background screening services, products, and solutions that empower ESR’s clients to make compliant and informed hiring decisions. The …

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