Hawaii Supreme Court Decision Helps Define Ban the Box Laws

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

A decision by the Hawaii Supreme Court in the case Shimose v. Hawaii Health Systems Corp., No. SCWC-12-0000422 (Jan. 16, 2015) helps to define “ban the box” laws that restrict the scope and timing of permissible investigations into the criminal history of job applicants. The decision is available at http://www.esrcheck.com/file/Shimose_v_Hawaii_Health_Systems_Corp.pdf. Continue reading

EEOC Criminal Record Guidance Examined in Webinar on March 20

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

To help employers comply with U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) guidelines, Attorney Lester Rosen, Founder and CEO of Employment Screening Resources (ESR), will present a webinar with Clear Law Institute title “Practical Steps Employers Can Take to Comply with the New EEOC Criminal Record Guidance.” The webinar will take place Friday, March 20, 2015 from 3:00 PM to 4:15 PM ET. For more information, visit http://clearlawinstitute.com/shop/webinars-and-seminars/practical-steps-employers-take-comply-new-eeoc-criminal-record-guidance/. Continue reading

LA HR Star to Feature Session on Top Background Check Trends for 2015

LA HR Star Conference

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

The 2015 Los Angeles HR Star Conference being held on Thursday, March 19, 2015, will include a session on ‘The Top Five Background Check Trends for 2015.’ The presenter will be Hudson Tree, Director of Strategic Partnerships for Employment Screening Resources® (ESR), a background check firm located in California. To learn more about the LA HR Star Conference, visit www.hrstarconference.com/la/. Continue reading

Credit Reporting Agencies Announce Plan to Improve Credit Report Accuracy

Credit Report Blogs

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

The three leading national Credit Reporting Agencies (CRAs) – Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion – have announced a National Consumer Assistance Plan to improve the collection of complete and accurate consumer information while giving consumers more transparency and improved interaction with credit bureaus about credit reports, according to a joint press release from all three companies. Continue reading

Video Interviewing and Discrimination Webcast Scheduled for March 19

 

Video Interviewing & Discrimination - What Talent Acquisition Leaders Need to Know

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

Attorney Lester Rosen, Founder and CEO of Employment Screening Resources (ESR), will present a live webcast titled ‘Video Interviewing and Discrimination: What Talent Acquisition Leaders Need to Know’ with video interviewing solution provider Montage through the Human Capital Institute (HCI) on Thursday, March 19, 2015 at 3:00 PM EDT/12:00 Noon PM PDT. To register, please visit http://www.hci.org/lib/video-interviewing-and-discrimination-what-talent-acquisition-leaders-need-know. Continue reading

February 2015 Jobs Report: 295,000 Jobs Added

Jobs Report Blogs

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

Private sector employment in the United States increased by 295,000 jobs in February while the unemployment rate dropped to 5.5 percent, according to ‘THE EMPLOYMENT SITUATION — FEBRUARY 2015’ jobs report released by the U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics. The most recent jobs report is available at http://www.bls.gov/news.release/pdf/empsit.pdf. Continue reading

Tribal Gaming Conference to Include Session on Background Check Trends

Tribal Gaming Blogs

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

As part of the National Tribal Gaming Commissioners/Regulators (NTGC/R) Spring 2015 Semi-Annual Conference, Hudson Tree, Director of Sales and Strategic Partnerships for Employment Screening Resources (ESR), will present the session “Hot Background Screening Topics in Indian Gaming” on Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at 1:00 PM. To learn more, please visit http://www.esrcheck.com/NTGCR/. Continue reading

February ADP Employment Report: 212,000 Jobs Added

 Employment Report Blogs

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

Private sector employment in the United States increased by 212,000 jobs from January to February, according to the February 2015 ADP National Employment Report® (NER). The complete employment report is available at http://www.adpemploymentreport.com/2015/February/NER/NER-February-2015.aspx. Continue reading

FCRA Class Action Lawsuits Against Employers Becoming Routine

Blogs about FCRA Class Actions

Written By Attorney Lester Rosen, Founder & CEO of Employment Screening Resources (ESR)

Two class action lawsuits filed in federal courts in Wisconsin by the same lawyers and the same lead plaintiff within one week of each other and both alleging the same cause of action underscore the prevalence of class action lawsuits for violations of the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). It also demonstrates that employers can easily avoid these lawsuits by paying attention to the basics of the FCRA since both lawsuits were based on the use of language that Employment Screening Resources (ESR) has long warned employers to avoid. Continue reading

Free E-Verify Webinars Scheduled for March 2015

E-Verify News

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) – the federal government agency that oversees lawful immigration to the United States – has scheduled free E-Verify and Form I-9 webinars for employers and employees in March 2015. The full webinar schedule from the USCIS for March 2015 is available at http://www.uscis.gov/e-verify/e-verify-webinars/take-free-webinar. Continue reading