Virginia Beach Office Shooter Resigned on Day of Attack in Latest Case of Workplace Violence

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn A veteran city engineer who shot and killed 12 people at an office in Virginia Beach, Virginia where he worked for years “resigned the morning of the attack” in the latest case of workplace violence that has plagued employers and employees in the recent past, according to …

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Registration Open for NAPBS 2019 Annual Conference

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS) – the global authority for the background screening profession – has announced that registration is open for the 2019 NAPBS Annual Conference that will be held in San Antonio, Texas from September 8th to 10th, 2019. The 2019 NAPBS …

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Colorado Governor Signs Ban the Box Bill to Limit Inquiries about Criminal History of Job Applicants

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On May 28, 2019, Colorado Governor Jared Polis signed a “Ban the Box” bill into law – House Bill (HB) 19-1025 – that will place limits on the inquiries that employers in the state can make about the criminal history of job applicants, according to the Governor’s …

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Business Practices Critical for Background Screening Companies Accredited by the NAPBS

Written By ESR News Editor Thomas Ahearn Business practices that ensure proper character of owners and employees, worker training, and quality assurance during the performance of background check services are critical for background screening companies accredited by the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS). The NAPBS, a non-profit trade association representing the background screening …

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Verification Services Standards Important for Background Screening Companies Accredited by the NAPBS

Written By ESR News Editor Thomas Ahearn Policies and procedures to ensure maximum possible accuracy when obtaining, recording, and reporting education and employment verifications for their clients are important for background screening companies accredited by the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS). The NAPBS, a non-profit trade association representing the background screening industry founded …

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Researcher and Data Standards Required for Background Screening Companies Accredited by the NAPBS

Written By ESR News Editor Thomas Ahearn Enforcing high standards for public record researchers that search for criminal records at courts to ensure they comply with the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) is required for background screening companies accredited by the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS). The NAPBS, a non-profit trade association …

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Client Education Necessary for Background Screening Companies Accredited by the NAPBS

Written By ESR News Editor Thomas Ahearn Educating clients that use consumer reports about responsibilities imposed by laws such as the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) and Driver’s Privacy Protection Act (DPPA) is necessary for background screening companies accredited by the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS). The NAPBS, a non-profit trade association representing …

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Legal Compliance Essential for Background Screening Companies Accredited by the NAPBS

Written By ESR News Editor Thomas Ahearn Being well versed in the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) and numerous state and local laws for background checks to ensure employers remain in legal compliance is essential for background screening companies accredited by the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS). The NAPBS, a non-profit trade …

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Information Security Crucial for Background Screening Companies Accredited by the NAPBS

Written By ESR News Editor Thomas Ahearn Having information security safeguards in place to protect against unauthorized users and unwanted intrusions caused by data breaches to avoid identity theft and fraud is crucial for background screening companies accredited by the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS). The NAPBS, a non-profit trade association representing the …

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EEOC Announces Kansas School District to Pay $11,250 to Settle Equal Pay Act Discrimination Lawsuit

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On May 16, 2019, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) – the agency that enforces federal laws prohibiting employment discrimination – announced that a Kansas school district has agreed to pay $11,250 and provide other relief to settle an equal pay discrimination lawsuit filed by the …

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