NAPBS and HR.com Release Results of Annual Survey of HR Professionals about Background Screening

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS) – a non-profit trade association representing the interests of background screening companies – and leading human resources (HR) social networking website HR.com have released the results of their third annual survey of “How Human Resources Professionals View and Use …

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Alaska Supreme Court Rules State Law Requiring Registry of Sex Offenders Unconstitutional

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On June 14, 2019, the Supreme Court of the State of Alaska ruled in the case of John Doe v. State of Alaska, Department of Public Safety that a state law requiring the registry of all sex offenders was unconstitutional because it violates rights to due process …

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Bill Introduced to Make E-Verify Employment Eligibility Verification Program Permanent

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On June 12, 2019, U.S. Senator Mitt Romney (R-Utah) introduced a bill called the Permanent E-Verify Act that will make the E-Verify employment eligibility verification program permanent by removing the termination provision that requires Congress to repeatedly act to extend the program, according to a press release …

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Employment Screening Resources (ESR) National Account Executive Shannon Durst to Present Session at 2019 San Francisco HR Star Conference

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn   Shannon Durst, a National Account Executive for California-based global background check provider Employment Screening Resources® (ESR), will present a session at the 2019 San Francisco HR Star Conference that will take place on Wednesday, July 10, 2019, from 8:15 AM to 4:45 PM, at the South …

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Arrest of Food Delivery Driver for Theft Shows Need for Background Checks of Gig Economy Workers

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn A driver for online and mobile food ordering and delivery service provider Grubhub was arrested and accused of theft after being caught on a video camera stealing a tip jar from a restaurant in Michigan, according to a report from FOX 2 News Detroit. One background check …

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Court Sets Standard to Define a Consumer Reporting Agency Under the FCRA

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On May 30, 2019, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit issued a decision in the case of Kidd v. Thomson Reuters Corporation that affirmed the ruling by the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York that the defendant Thomson Reuters …

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Nevada Becomes First State to Prohibit Denial of Employment Due to Positive Marijuana Drug Tests

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On June 5, 2019, Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak signed 60 bills that included Assembly Bill 132 (AB 132) that will prohibit the denial of employment because of the presence of marijuana in a pre-employment drug test taken by a prospective employee except under certain specific circumstances. AB …

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Richland County SC Approves Ban the Box Rule to Drop Criminal History Question from Job Applications

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On June 4, 2019, Richland County in South Carolina approved a “Ban the Box” rule to “drop the question about criminal convictions from job applications” and “will no longer ask future job applicants if they have a criminal history, joining a national movement meant to give those …

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Report Finds District of Columbia Employers Paid Nearly $500,000 Under Ban the Box Law Since 2014

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn In May 2019, the District of Columbia (D.C.) Office of Human Rights (OHR) released a report on its “Ban the Box” law that was enacted in 2014 entitled “The District of Columbia Fair Criminal Record Screening Amendment Act of 2014: The Work and Enforcement by the DC …

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May 2019 Jobs Report Reveals U.S. Economy Added 75,000 Jobs in Month

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The United States economy added 75,000 jobs in May 2019 while the unemployment rate remained at 3.6 percent during the month, according to the jobs report for May 2019 released by the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The jobs report for May 2019 showed …

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