Michigan Supreme Court Adopts Rule on Date of Birth (DOB) Redaction

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On December 6, 2021, the Michigan Supreme Court adopted a rule – ADM File No. 2017-28 – that will amend an order of May 22, 2019, amending Rule 1.109 of the Michigan Court Rules regarding the redaction of dates of birth (DOBs) from court records used as …

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Michigan House Passes Bill Prohibiting Redaction of DOBs on Public Records

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On November 3, 2021, the Michigan House of Representatives passed House Bill 5368 (HB 5368) to prohibit the redaction of dates of birth (DOBs) from public records so background check firms may continue to report criminal records to employers and property managers. The bill now advances to …

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Michigan Bill Requires DOB on Court Records to Help Background Check Firms

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On October 5, 2021, House Bill 5368 was introduced in the Michigan House of Representatives and would require date of birth (DOB) to be included in publicly accessible personal identifying information (PII) on court records to ensure background check firms may continue to report criminal records to …

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PBSA and HR.com Release Fifth Annual Survey of Background Screening Trends

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The Professional Background Screening Association (PBSA) – a non-profit trade group representing background screening firms worldwide – and HR.com’s HR Research Institute (HRRI) have released their 5th annual survey of Human Resources (HR) professionals entitled “Background Screening: Trends in the U.S. and Abroad” to identify and examine …

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Background Screening Expert Lester Rosen to Host Webinar for PBSA Members

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Attorney Lester Rosen, founder and chief executive officer (CEO) of Employment Screening Resources® (ESR), will host a webinar for Professional Background Screening Association (PBSA) members entitled “Becoming an Expert or Expert Witness in Background Screening” at 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time on Wednesday, August 18, 2021. The PBSA …

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PBSA and CDIA Submit Amicus Letter to CA Supreme Court for DOB Redaction

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On July 15, 2021, the Professional Background Screening Association (PBSA) and the Consumer Data Industry Association (CDIA) submitted an amicus letter to the California Supreme Court in response to the opinion in the case of All of Us or None of Us v. Hamrick that will prohibit …

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Business Practices Critical for CRAs Seeking PBSA Accreditation

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Business practices that ensure the proper character of owners and employees, worker training, and quality assurance during the performance of background check services are critical for Consumer Reporting Agencies (CRAs) seeking accreditation by the Professional Background Screening Association (PBSA). The PBSA – a non-profit trade association representing …

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Verification Services Standards Important for CRAs Seeking PBSA Accreditation

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Policies and procedures to ensure maximum possible accuracy when obtaining, recording, and reporting education verifications and employment verifications for their clients are important for Consumer Reporting Agencies (CRAs) seeking accreditation by the Professional Background Screening Association (PBSA). The PBSA – a non-profit trade association representing the background …

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Researcher and Data Standards Required for CRAs Seeking PBSA Accreditation

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Enforcing high standards for public record researchers that search for court records that include criminal records to ensure they comply with the federal, state, and local laws for background screening is required for Consumer Reporting Agencies (CRAs) seeking accreditation by the Professional Background Screening Association (PBSA). The …

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Client Education Necessary for CRAs Seeking PBSA Accreditation

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Educating clients about how to understand the information in background check reports, how to protect personal information, and how to comply with legal and regulatory requirements is necessary for Consumer Reporting Agencies (CRAs) seeking accreditation by the Professional Background Screening Association (PBSA). The PBSA – a non-profit …

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