Judge Dismisses Lawsuits Faulting FBI Background Check System for Charleston Church Shooting

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On June 18, 2018, a federal judge reluctantly dismissed 16 lawsuits faulting the background check system used by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) for enabling convicted murderer Dylann Roof to kill nine black worshipers in a Charleston, South Carolina church in 2015, according to the Courthouse News Service …

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Petco Reaches $1.2 Million Settlement with Job Applicants in FCRA Background Check Lawsuit

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Petco Animal Supplies Inc. is waiting for preliminary approval of a $1.2 million settlement with two job applicants in a class action lawsuit that claims the company violated the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) with unlawful background check policies, according to a report on the Top …

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Employment Screening Resources (ESR) Explains How Putting People Over Profit Helps Background Check Process in DealCrunch Blog

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On April 17, 2018, Employment Screening Resources (ESR) – a leading global background check firm – was profiled in a blog on DealCrunch.com’s Industry Crunch that revealed the company lives by the mantra of “Put People Over Profit,” according to ESR Vice President of Strategic Growth Dawn Standerwick.

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Target to Pay $3.7 Million to Settle Lawsuit Over Discriminatory Criminal Background Check Policy

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Target Corporation has agreed to pay $3.7 million to settle a class action lawsuit to resolve allegations its overly broad and outdated criminal background check policy discriminated against African-American and Latino applicants, according to a press release from the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund, Inc. (LDF).

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Government Spending Bill Includes Fix NICS Act to Strengthen National Instant Criminal Background Check System

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn In March 2018, United States President Donald Trump signed a $1.3 trillion spending bill that includes the “Fix NICS Act” which will strengthen the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) used by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to ensure convicted felons and domestic abusers cannot illegally …

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OIG Audit Report Finds Census Bureau Background Check Program Not Fully Prepared for 2020 Census

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn In February of 2018, the Office of Inspector General (OIG) released an audit report entitled “2020 Census: The Bureau’s Background Check Office Is Not Fully Prepared for the 2020 Census” that reviewed the revised background check policies and procedures of the United States Census Bureau as well …

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Appeals Court Rules Lawsuits Over Inaccurate Background Check Data Must Show Concrete Injury

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On January 12, 2018, a federal appeals court ruled that truck drivers cannot be awarded legal damages merely for inaccurate background check data in the federal Pre-employment Screening Program (PSP) database without showing “concrete injury,” according to an article on the Transport Topics website.

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Employment Screening Resources (ESR) Launches Redesigned Website for Background Check Solutions

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) – a leading global background check firm and a strategic choice for employers – has launched a newly redesigned website offering a suite of comprehensive background screening services, products, and solutions that empower ESR’s clients to make compliant and informed hiring decisions. The …

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Employment Screening Resources to Present Webinar on Top Ten Background Check Trends of 2018

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Leading global background check provider Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) will present a live webinar hosted by ESR founder and CEO Attorney Lester Rosen entitled “ESR Top Ten Background Check Trends for 2018” that will take place on Wednesday, January 17, 2018, from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM Noon Pacific …

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Employment Screening Resources (ESR) Releases Top Ten Background Check Trends for 2018

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) – a leading global background check firm – has released the 11th annual “ESR Top Ten Background Check Trends” for 2018 that feature emerging and influential trends in the background screening industry for the coming year. The top ten background check trends for 2018 are …

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