November Jobs Report Shows 321,000 Jobs Added

Jobs Report Blogs

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

Private sector employment in the United States increased by 321,000 jobs in November 2014 while the unemployment rate was unchanged at 5.8 percent and the number of unemployed persons rose slightly to  9.1 million, according to ‘THE EMPLOYMENT SITUATION — NOVEMBER 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

Employment Screening Resources to Announce Top Ten Background Check Trends for 2015

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) – ‘The Background Check Authority®’ – will announce the selection of the 8th annual ‘ESR Top Ten Background Check Trends for 2015’ by ESR Founder and CEO Attorney Lester Rosen during the month of December 2014. After all of the trends are revealed, Rosen will host a complimentary webinar for the ‘ESR Top Ten Background Check Trends for 2015’ on Wednesday, January 21, 2015. The registration link for this webinar presented by ESR is https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3656006267617568513. Continue reading

November ADP National Employment Report: 208,000 Jobs Added

Jobs Report Blogs

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

Private sector employment in the United States increased by 208,000 jobs from October to November with small businesses leading the growth with 101,000 jobs added, according to the November 2014 ADP National Employment Report®. The ADP National Employment Report for November is at http://www.adpemploymentreport.com/2014/November/NER/NER-November-2014.aspx. Continue reading

Class Action Lawsuit Filed Over Background Checks

Class Action Lawsuit Blogs

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

A class action lawsuit that claims a technology company that provides a request tool to facilitate transportation allegedly performed illegal background checks that violated the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) and state credit reporting laws was recently filed in a Northern California federal court, according to a story on the TopClassActions.com website. Continue reading

Safe Hiring Expert to Speak at CALI District Meeting

ESR Founder & CEO Attorney Lester Rosen

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

Attorney Lester Rosen, author of “The Safe Hiring Manual,” will speak at the California Association of Licensed Investigators (CALI) San Francisco District Meeting on Wednesday, December 10, 2014 in San Francisco, CA. For more information about this event, please visit http://cali.memberclicks.net/event-list. Continue reading

Black Friday and Cyber Monday Time for Identity Theft

Identity Theft & Fraud Blogs

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

Two popular holiday shopping days – “Black Friday” and “Cyber Monday” – are also popular times for identity theft. A ‘Shop Safe on Back Friday and Cyber Monday’ infographic offers some tips for shoppers to use to protect against identity theft during the holidays. The infographic is available on the IdentityHawk.com website at http://www.identityhawk.com/cyber-monday-black-friday-shopping-identity-theft-infographic. Continue reading

California Courts Closed for Thanksgiving Day Holiday

Court Cases & Closures

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

California Courts and judicial branch offices will be closed Thursday, November 27, 2014 and Friday, November 28, 2014 in observance of the Thanksgiving Day holiday. For a schedule of court holidays on which the California courts will be closed, visit http://www.courts.ca.gov/holidays.htm. Continue reading

EEOC Issues Performance Report for Fiscal Year 2014

ESR News Blogs about EEOC

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has issued its annual Performance and Accountability Report (PAR) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2014 that ended on September 30, 2014. The PAR report showed the EEOC – the federal agency that enforces laws enforces federal laws prohibiting employment discrimination – secured nearly $300 million in monetary relief for victims of employment discrimination. The EEOC FY 2014 PAR is posted on the agency’s website at http://www.eeoc.gov/eeoc/plan/2014par.pdf. Continue reading

Holiday Season Hiring Brings Increased Fraud Risk

Identity Theft & Fraud Blogs

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

Thanksgiving week signals the official start of the holiday season. Along with turkey, football, presents, and good cheer, the holiday season brings an increase in seasonal hiring. However, fraud experts interviewed for an article posted on InsuranceJournal.com warn that businesses skipping their usual due diligence background checks when hiring to quickly add workers for the holiday season face an increased risk of fraud. The article is available at http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/southcentral/2014/11/18/347427.htm. Continue reading

Ban the Box Takes Effect in Rochester NY

Ban the Box Blogs

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

A Ban the Box law in Rochester, New York – Chapter 63, Article II of the City of Rochester Municipal Code – took effect November 18, 2014 and “prohibits employers from inquiring about criminal convictions of job applicants on a job application form or during the initial application process and prior to the end of the first interview,” according to a Ban the Box Ordinance Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page available at http://www.cityofrochester.gov/article.aspx?id=8589961788. Continue reading