Paramount Class Action Lawsuit Alleges FCRA Violations

Class Action Lawsuit Blogs

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

A class action lawsuit claims Paramount Pictures Corporation improperly performed consumer reports for employment purposes in alleged violation of federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), according to TopClassActions.com. The FCRA regulates the collection, dissemination, and use of consumer information including credit reports. The full story is available at http://topclassactions.com/lawsuit-settlements/lawsuit-news/47331-lawsuit-paramount-illegally-obtains-applicants-credit-reports/. Continue reading

Risky Business Not Using Background Checks when Hiring

News about Background Checks

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

Businesses that do not use background checks are putting themselves at risk for hiring strangers as new employees, according to a safe hiring expert interviewed in the Business News Daily article ‘Choosing a Background Check Service: A Buying Guide for Businesses.’ The article is at http://www.businessnewsdaily.com/7636-choosing-a-background-check-service.html. Continue reading

USCIS Announces myE-Verify Expansion to 16 More States

E-Verify News

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced the expansion of myE-Verify – a free Web-based service that provides users with a secure account to use self-service features to participate in the E-Verify process – to sixteen more states. For more information about myE-Verify, please visit http://www.uscis.gov/mye-verify. Continue reading

Background Checks Examined in Webinar on January 20

 News about Background Checks

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

Attorney Lester Rosen, Founder and CEO of Employment Screening Resources (ESR), will present a webinar with Bloomberg BNA titled ‘Negligent Hiring and Background Checks – Best Practices and Legal Compliance’ on Tuesday, January 20, 2015 from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM ET. To learn more, visit http://www.bna.com/negligent-hiring-background-m17179921229/. Continue reading

Employment Screening Resources Named One of Top Dozen Background Check Firms by Business News Daily

 Background Check News from ESR

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) – ‘The Background Check Authority®’ – was named one of the top dozen background check firms in the January 2015 Business News Daily report ‘Best Background Check Services: Roundup.’ To read the report, visit http://www.businessnewsdaily.com/7638-best-background-check-services.html. Continue reading

December 2014 Jobs Report Shows 252,000 Jobs Added

 Jobs Report Blogs

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

Private sector employment in the United States increased by 252,000 jobs in December 2014 while the unemployment rate declined to 5.6 percent, according to ‘THE EMPLOYMENT SITUATION — DECEMBER 2014’ jobs report released by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The most recent jobs report from the BLS is available at http://www.bls.gov/news.release/pdf/empsit.pdf. Continue reading

Background Checks Should Not Be One Size Fits All

News about Background Checks

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

Background checks of drivers using ride-sharing technology from Uber that came under scrutiny after the alleged rape of a woman in Boston by an Uber driver should not be “one size fits all,” according to a background check expert quoted in the article ‘Who’s really taking you for an Uber ride?’ by CNET at http://www.cnet.com/news/whos-really-taking-you-for-an-uber-ride/. Continue reading

December 2014 ADP National Employment Report: 241,000 Jobs Added

Jobs Report Blogs

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

Private sector employment in the United States increased by 241,000 jobs from November to December with small businesses leading the growth with 106,000 jobs added, according to the December 2014 ADP National Employment Report®. The complete December 2014 ADP National Employment Report is available at http://www.adpemploymentreport.com/2014/December/NER/NER-December-2014.aspx. Continue reading

FTC and CFPB Interpret FCRA Reporting for Non-Conviction Records

Blogs about FCRA

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) have filed a joint amicus brief advocating for the seven-year reporting period for non-conviction records found in the federal Fair Credit reporting Act (FCRA) to begin on date of the charge or filing and not on the date of the last action in the case. To view the entire amicus brief jointly filed by the FTC and the CFPB, click here. Continue reading

Employment Screening Resources to Present Webinar for Top Ten Background Check Trends in 2015

Background Check News

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) – ‘The Background Check Authority®’ – will present a complimentary webinar hosted by ESR Founder and CEO Attorney Lester Rosen for the ESR Top Ten Background Check Trends for 2015 on Wednesday, January 21, 2015. The webinar will take place from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM Noon Pacific Time. To register for this webinar, please visit https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3656006267617568513. (View Recording of “ESR Top Ten Background Check Trends for 2015″ webinar Hosted by ESR CEO Lester Rosen) Continue reading