July 2018 Employment Situation Report Shows U.S. Economy Added 157,000 Jobs During Month

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The United States economy added 157,000 jobs in July 2018 while the unemployment rate edged down to 3.9 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). The jobs report for July 2018 revealed that the number …

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San Francisco District Attorney Sues Home Services Website Over Alleged False Advertising of Background Checks

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The San Francisco district attorney has sued Angie’s List – a website providing ratings and reviews for home service providers – over alleged false advertising of the background checks performed on these providers, according to a news report from KPIX CBS Channel 5 in San Francisco, California.

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California Will Dramatically Change Management of State Sex Offender Registry System in 2021

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn In October 2017, California Governor Jerry Brown signed Senate Bill 384 (SB 384) – also known as the “Sex Offender Registration Act” – which will dramatically change how the state manages the California Sex Offender Registry when the law eventually takes effect on January 1, 2021.

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Kansas City to Remove Question about Salary History of Applicants from Applications for City Jobs

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On July 25, 2018, the Kansas City Council voted unanimously to pass an ordinance to remove the salary history question from applications for city jobs after several women’s groups asked the city to stop collecting salary history in the hiring process, according to a report from KCTV …

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NAPBS Files Lawsuit Against Clerk of Arkansas Court for Impeding Background Screening Process

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On July 23, 2018, the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS) – a non-profit trade group representing companies offering background screening services – filed a lawsuit against a clerk in the Bentonville Division of the District Court of Benton County in Arkansas for allegedly refusing “to …

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Background Check Expert to Present Webinar on How Employers Can Guard Against Résumé Fraud

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 the live webinar “Liar Liar: How Employers Can Legally Identify and Guard Against Costly Résumé Fraud” with business intelligence provider Center For Competitive Management (C4CM) on Wednesday, August …

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California Clarifies Law Prohibiting Employers from Asking Job Applicants about Salary History

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On July 18, 2018, California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law legislation, Assembly Bill 2282 (AB 2282), to clarify the state’s existing law – AB 168, which was signed into law in October 2017 – that prohibits inquiries by employers into the salary history information of job …

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PepsiCo Subsidiary Agrees to Pay $1.2 Million to Settle Class Action Lawsuit Claiming Violation of FCRA

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn A subsidiary of food and beverage giant PepsiCo has agreed to pay $1.2 million to settle a class action lawsuit that claimed the company violated the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) “by procuring background reports for employment purposes without making certain required disclosures,” Top Class Actions reports.

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Employment Screening Resources (ESR) to Co-Sponsor Webinar on Managing Form I-9 Compliance on July 26

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) will co-sponsor a complimentary webinar entitled “Managing Form I-9 Compliance in an Era of Enhanced Workforce Enforcement” presented by Human Resources (HR) technology provider EMP Trust HR on Thursday, July 26, 2018, at 2:00 PM Eastern Time (11:00 AM Pacific Time).

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Appeals Court Dismisses FCRA Case Against State Farm Citing Precedent in Supreme Court Spokeo Decision

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On July 13, 2018, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit upheld the dismissal of a lawsuit filed against State Farm for alleged violations of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) by an applicant who claimed he was not allowed to review incorrect information on …

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