EEOC Reaches Agreement with Pier 1 Imports to Resolve Background Check Race Discrimination Charge

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On August 9, 2019, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) – the agency enforcing federal laws prohibiting employment discrimination – announced it had reached an agreement with international home furnishings retailer Pier 1 Imports through its conciliation process to resolve a background check race discrimination charge …

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Judge Rules Clerk Violated Freedom of Information Act by Not Releasing Court Records for Background Check

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On August 6, 2019, a Pulaski County Circuit Judge ruled in an open-record lawsuit that a Bentonville District Clerk violated the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act by refusing to release court records of a man undergoing a background check, according to a report by the Arkansas Democrat Gazette. …

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Alabama Crimson Tide Football Program Passed on Hiring Assistant Coach After Background Check

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On August 3, 2019, Alabama Crimson Tide head football coach Nick Saban told the media at a press conference that he did not offer a coaching position to former Ohio State Buckeyes assistant Zach Smith after a background check conducted in 2018, according to a report from Sports …

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Criminal Record of Quadruple Homicide Suspect Did Not Appear on Tenant Background Check

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The Housing Authority of Columbus, Georgia is investigating why the past criminal record of a quadruple homicide suspect accused of stabbing his girlfriend and their three children to death did not appear on a tenant background check conducted on him, according to a report from WTVM-TV News …

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Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission Releases Report on Uber Driver Background Check Process

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On March 28, 2019, the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) released its first-ever report of Uber’s driver background check process in Pennsylvania – along with Uber’s implementation plan in the state – and directed Uber Technologies, Inc. to proceed with recommendations to further strengthen Uber’s background check …

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Safe Hiring Expert Explains Why Background Check of Aurora Shooter Did Not Reveal Past Conviction

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn That fact that a past felony conviction was not revealed during the pre-employment background check of an employee who fatally shot five co-workers at his Aurora, Illinois, workplace while being fired from his job “might be perplexing – or even shocking to some – but not to …

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Uber Driver Background Checks Under Scrutiny After Driver Arrested by Police in Middle of Ride

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Uber driver background checks are under scrutiny after a “terrifying ride” experienced by a North Carolina woman in December 2018 where her Uber driver was arrested mid-ride by Police and charged with impersonating an officer, according to a report from WTVD-TV ABC Channel 11 in Raleigh-Durham, NC.

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Employment Screening Resources (ESR) CEO Attorney Lester Rosen to Present Background Check Trends Webinar

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Attorney Lester Rosen – founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) and the author of “The Safe Hiring Manual” – will host a free live webinar entitled “ESR Top Ten Background Check Trends for 2019” on Wednesday, January 30, 2019, from 11:00 AM …

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Delta Air Lines to Pay $2.3 Million to Settle Background Check Lawsuit for Alleged FCRA Violations

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On January 3, 2019, Delta Air Lines agreed to pay $2.3 million to settle a class action lawsuit that claimed the major U.S. airline allegedly failed to provide job applicants with a “standalone” background check disclosure in violation of the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) and related California …

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Background Check Process Answered for Job Applicants

Written By Employment Screening Resources (ESR) Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) – a leading global background check provider – answers some Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about the background check process for job applicants. Here are some background check FAQs from www.esrcheck.com/Applicant-Support-Center/FAQs/.

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