Massachusetts Data Breach Notification Law Amendments Take Effect April 11

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On April 11, 2019, amendments passed in 2018 by the Massachusetts legislature to the Data Breach Notification Law will take effect and impose additional requirements on companies covered by the law that suffer a data breach involving the personal information of Massachusetts residents.

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Trucking Company to Pay $250,000 to Settle EEOC Discrimination Lawsuit Over Driver Screening

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On April 4, 2019, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) – the agency that enforces federal laws prohibiting employment discrimination – announced that national trucking company JBS Carriers, Inc. would pay $250,000 to settle a disability discrimination lawsuit filed by the EEOC.

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New York State Budget Includes Increase to OCA Statewide Criminal History Record Search Fee

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On April 1, 2019, the New York Legislature approved the State Fiscal Year 2019-2020 budget that includes a $30 increase to the fee charged by the Office of Court Administration (OCA) for the statewide Criminal History Record Search (CHRS) to raise the cost for the NY OCA search …

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March 2019 Jobs Report Reveals U.S. Economy Added 196,000 Jobs in Month

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The United States economy added 196,000 jobs in March 2019 while the unemployment rate remained unchanged at 3.8 percent during the month, according to the jobs report for March 2019 released by the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

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EEOC Announces $77,500 Settlement in Equal Pay Discrimination Lawsuit

   Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On April 1, 2019, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) – the agency that enforces federal laws prohibiting employment discrimination – announced that a manufacturer of diesel engines, Cummins, Inc., will pay $77,500 to settle an EEOC equal pay discrimination lawsuit for allegedly paying a …

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Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission Releases Report on Uber Driver Background Check Process

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On March 28, 2019, the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) released its first-ever report of Uber’s driver background check process in Pennsylvania – along with Uber’s implementation plan in the state – and directed Uber Technologies, Inc. to proceed with recommendations to further strengthen Uber’s background check …

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Equal Pay Day Dedicated to Raising Awareness of Gender Pay Gap

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Equal Pay Day – the symbolic day dedicated to raising awareness about the gender pay gap in the United States – is being held on Tuesday, April 2, 2019, in order to symbolize how far into the year women must work to earn what men earned in …

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Background Check Expert to Present Webinar on Legal Use of Criminal Records by Employers

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Attorney Lester Rosen, founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of leading global background check firm Employment Screening Resources® (ESR), will present a live webinar entitled “Legally Obtaining and Using Criminal Records, and the Impact of the EEOC and Ban the Box” hosted by compliance experts Aurora Training …

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New Bern NC Enacts Ban the Box Resolution to Support Fair Hiring Practices

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On March 26, 2019, the City of New Bern, North Carolina officially enacted a resolution to “Ban the Box” and remove the checkbox on city job applications that applicants are asked to check if they have a criminal record in order to support fair hiring practices that will take …

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Stanford University to Conduct Background Checks on Student Athletes after College Admissions Scam

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Stanford University will conduct background checks on student athletes recommended by coaches to confirm their athletic credentials in the wake of a nationwide college admissions scam that involved the school, according to an announcement in a blog post entitled “An update on the admissions fraud scheme” made …

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