Congress Urged to Retain Background Check Reforms in Intelligence Appropriations Bill to Reduce Backlog in Investigations

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Representatives of industries supporting national security have sent a letter to House and Senate Intelligence Committee leaders urging them to retain critical background check reforms to the security clearance process in the Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Years 2018 and 2019 that would speed up information collection …

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Background Check Expert to Present Webinar on How Employers Can Guard Against Résumé Fraud

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Attorney Lester Rosen, founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of global background check firm Employment Screening Resources® (ESR), will present the live webinar “Liar Liar: How Employers Can Legally Identify and Guard Against Costly Résumé Fraud” with business intelligence provider Center For Competitive Management (C4CM) on Wednesday, August …

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Suspected Rideshare Rapist Who Drove for Lyft as Undocumented Immigrant Shows Need for Thorough Background Check Process

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn A suspected “Rideshare Rapist” arrested for allegedly raping four women while posing as a rideshare driver after he fraudulently represented himself to pass a background check to drive for ridesharing company Lyft even though he was an undocumented immigrant shows the need for a thorough background check …

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FBI to Add National Data Exchange System to National Instant Criminal Background Check System

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is planning to add the National Data Exchange (N-DEx) System to the FBI’s National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) used to screen gun buyers in the U.S. to fix a flaw in the system that enabled convicted murderer Dylann Roof to …

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Background Check Firms Help Employers Navigate Regulations when Screening Job Candidates

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Background check firms are focused on making candidate screening – sometimes considered the most stressful aspect of the recruiting process – as painless as possible, according to a background check expert interviewed in the ‘Sector Report: Navigating the Patchwork of Screening Regulations’ available on Workforce.com.

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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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