OSHA to Show Importance of Workplace Safety During Safe + Sound Week from August 12 to 18

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) will help businesses and organizations nationwide recognize the importance and successes of workplace safety and health programs during Safe + Sound Week from August 12th to 18th, 2019, according to an OSHA news release. Safe …

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FTC Imposes Historic $5 Billion Penalty and Sweeping Privacy Restrictions on Facebook

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On July 24, 2019, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) – the nation’s primary privacy and data security enforcer – imposed a historic $5 billion penalty and sweeping privacy restrictions on Facebook, Inc. to hold the company accountable for decisions made about the privacy of users, according to …

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Employment Screening Resources (ESR) Founder and CEO Attorney Lester Rosen to Speak at 2019 NAPBS Annual Conference

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Attorney Lester Rosen, founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of leading global background check provider Employment Screening Resources® (ESR), will speak about “Becoming an Expert or Expert Witness in Background Screening” during the 2019 National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS) Annual Conference that will be held …

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Pennsylvania Clean Slate Starts Sealing 30 Million Criminal Records on One-Year Anniversary of Signing

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On June 28, 2019, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf announced at a press conference to celebrate the one-year anniversary of him signing House Bill 1419, the “Clean Slate” bill into law that the automatic sealing of criminal records would begin that day, according to a press release on …

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Fair Chance Act to Ban the Box for Federal Government Passes House of Representatives

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On July 12, 2019, a bill authored by United States Senators Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Ron Johnson (R-WI) called the Fair Chance Act that would “Ban the Box” and give formerly incarcerated individuals a better chance at finding employment was passed in the U.S. House of Representatives …

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Toledo OH Passes Pay Equity Act to Prohibit Salary History Inquiries by Employers

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On June 26, 2019, the City of Toledo, Ohio approved Ordinance 173-19 or the “Pay Equity Act to Prohibit the Inquiry and Use of Salary History in Hiring Practices in the City of Toledo” to prohibit employers from inquiring about the past salary history of job applicants …

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Decision to Perform Background Checks Should Be a No-Brainer for Employers

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn A safe hiring expert commenting on a report from the Indianapolis Star about a former employee of the Indiana Pacers who worked for the team “despite previously being convicted of raping a teenager” said the decision of whether or not employers should conduct background checks on job …

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Bill to Restrict Use of Credit Checks by Employers Passed by House Financial Services Committee

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On July 11, 2019, the U.S. House Committee on Financial Services – which oversees the nation’s housing and financial services sectors – passed “H.R. 3614, the Restricting Use of Credit Checks for Employment Decisions Act” which will ban the use of credit information for most employment decisions …

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Synthetic Identity Theft is Fastest Growing Financial Crime in United States

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn “Synthetic identity theft” – where fraudsters create new identities by combining real and fabricated personal data – is the fastest growing type of financial crime in the United States that is difficult to detect and often unreported, according to a white paper from the U.S. Federal Reserve. …

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FTC Reaches Settlement with Background Screening Firm Over False Claim of Privacy Shield Participation

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn In June 2019, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) – a government agency that protects consumers and promotes competition – reached a settlement with a background screening company over an alleged false claim of being a participant in the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield program and also sent warning letters …

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