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Appeals Court Finds No Concrete Injury in FCRA Lawsuit Over Incorrect Information on Credit Report

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

On May 11, 2017, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit decided in Dreher v. Experian Information Solutions, Inc., et al that the plaintiff’s claim that Experian violated the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) by listing a defunct company on his credit report – thus denying him access to information to which he was entitled – failed to establish a “concrete injury” under Article III of the U.S. Constitution. Continue reading

Inaccurate Background Check Leads Applicant to File Class Action Lawsuit against Prospective Employer

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

A Booneville, Indiana woman who was shocked to learn she would not be hired for a nursing job when an employment background check report revealed that she had “multiple felonies” – even though she insists she has “a squeaky clean criminal record” – has filed a class action lawsuit against her prospective employer that requested the background check, according to a story from The Indianapolis Star. Continue reading

National Small Business Week Takes Place from April 30 to May 6

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

The National Small Business Week (NSBW) – which takes place from April 30, 2017, to May 6, 2017, to recognize the critical contributions of America’s entrepreneurs and small business owners – offers events in  Washington, DC, Indiana, Texas, and California. For more information about NSBW, please visit www.sba.gov/nsbw/. Continue reading

Court Finds Sending Copy of Background Check and Summary of Rights Satisfies FCRA Pre-Adverse Action Requirements

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

A Pennsylvania Court has found in the case of Wright v. Lincoln Property Company that an employer who considered rejecting an applicant based on a background check and followed “pre-adverse” action rules under the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) that requires employers to send applicants a copy of their background checks and a summary of rights under the FCRA prior to taking “adverse action” is only obligated to send the applicant these documents and whether the applicant receives them is irrelevant. Continue reading

UPS Faces FCRA Class Action Lawsuit Over Alleged Background Check Violations

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

United Parcel Service (UPS) of America Inc. faces a class action lawsuit that claims UPS allegedly violated the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) by using background checks for employment without providing the results to job applicants or employees, according to a report on the Top Class Actions website. Continue reading

Third Edition of Safe Hiring Manual by Attorney Lester Rosen Published to Help Employers Conduct Background Checks

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

Nationally recognized background check expert Attorney Lester Rosen, founder and CEO of Employment Screening Resources® (ESR), has authored an updated and enhanced third edition of his comprehensive book on background screening entitled “The Safe Hiring Manual – The Complete Guide to Employment Screening Background Checks for Employers, Recruiters, and Jobseekers”  (Facts on Demand Press/826 pages) to help employers conduct legal background checks. For more information and to order this book, which was published in January of 2017, please visit www.esrcheck.com/The-Safe-Hiring-Manual/. Continue reading

Background Check Expert Attorney Lester Rosen to be Guest on Internet Talk Radio Show PIs Declassified

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

Attorney Lester Rosen, CEO of the background check firm Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) and a Private Investigator, will be a guest on the Internet talk radio show hosted by Certified Professional Investigator (CPI) Francie Koehler called PI’s Declassified! on Thursday, February 9, 2017 from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Pacific Time. To learn more about the show, visit www.voiceamerica.com/episode/97192/screening-employees. (Listen to the show). Continue reading

HR Professionals Must Adapt to Emerging Background Check Trends when Hiring

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

Human resource (HR) professionals conducting employment screening when hiring must adapt to several emerging background check trends including “Ban the Box” laws and the “gig” workforce in 2017, according to an article on the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) website. Continue reading

Starbucks Faces Class Action Lawsuit for Allegedly Inaccurate Background Check

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

Starbucks Corp. is facing a class action lawsuit filed by a Colorado man who claims he was denied a job based on an allegedly inaccurate background check and is suing the coffeehouse chain for violations of the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), according to a report from Top Class Actions. Continue reading

Employment Screening Resources to Present Webinar on Background Check Trends for 2017

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

To help employers prepare for changes in the background screening landscape in the new year, Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) founder and CEO Attorney Lester Rosen will host a live complimentary webinar entitled ‘ESR Top Ten Background Check Trends for 2017’ on Wednesday, January 18, 2017, from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM PT / 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM ET. To register for the webinar, visit https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/733293271056375556. Continue reading