Tag Archives: Background Checks

Did Britney Spears Boyfriend Undergo Background Check?

Background Check News

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

Think a background check is only for security clearances or new jobs? Think again. Jamie Spears, the father and co-conservator of star pop singer Britney Spears, has apparently vetted his daughter’s new love interest, Charlie Ebersol, with a background check, according to “webloid” RadarOnline.com. However, GossipCop.com reports the new boyfriend did not undergo a background check while a HuffingtonPost.com story from 2013 supports the RadarOnline.com claim by reporting that a background check was run on a previous boyfriend of Spears. Continue reading

FTC Issues Follow Up Guide for Background Checks

ESR News Blogs about FTC & Background Checks

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has issued a follow-up guide – Background Checks – Tips For Job Applicants and Employees – that expands on a March 2014 joint publication of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the FTC: Background Checks: What Job Applicants and Employees Should Know. The new guide further specifies the rights of applicants and employees under the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) and anti-discrimination laws when employers run background checks. The new guide is available at http://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/pdf-0044-background-checks.pdf. Continue reading

Publix to Settle Lawsuit Over Background Checks for $6.8 Million

Background Checks Lawsuits

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

Publix Super Markets Inc. will pay approximately $6.8 million to settle a class action lawsuit that alleges the company violated the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) for not making “legally required disclosures about background checks to job applicants,” according to a report on TheLedger.com available at http://www.theledger.com/article/20141028/NEWS/141029338. Continue reading

Top 10 Background Check Trends Webinar on November 5

Background Check News

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

To help employers avoid bad hires by keeping current on background check trends, Attorney Lester Rosen, Founder and CEO of Employment Screening Resources (ESR) will present a webinar with ClearLawInstitute.com featuring the ‘Top 10 Background Check Trends of 2014’ on Wednesday, November 5, 2014 from 3:00 PM to 4:15 PM ET. For more information, visit http://clearlawinstitute.com/shop/webinars-and-seminars/top-ten-background-check-trends-2014/. Continue reading

GAO Calls for Review of Background Checks Contractor

Government Background Checks

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) has called for a review of a contract worth nearly $200 million awarded to a contractor of background checks and recommended the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) consider stripping the contract from a unit of the firm due to fraud allegations against the parent company, according to a report from The Wall Street Journal available online at http://online.wsj.com/articles/gao-recommends-government-strip-background-check-work-from-contractor-1413842400. Continue reading

Webinar Reviews Background Checks and Legal Compliance

ESR Founder & CEO Attorney Lester Rosen

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

Attorney Lester Rosen, Founder and CEO of Employment Screening Resources (ESR), will present a live webinar with Aurora Training Advantage titled Background Checks and Legal Compliance on Thursday, October 2, 2014 from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM Eastern Time. For more information about the webinar, which is worth 1.5 PHR/SPHR Credits, visit http://www.esrcheck.com/Stay-Updated/ESR-Speaks/Detail/226/Background-Checks-and-Legal-Compliance. Continue reading

Background Checks of Ride Sharing Service Drivers Questioned

ESR News Blogs about Background Checks

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

The arrest of a ride sharing service driver in San Francisco who allegedly attacked a passenger with a hammer and seriously injured him calls into question the background checks of drivers for ride sharing services such as Uber, Lyft, and Sidecar, according to a report by KPIX 5 CBS San Francisco, California. Continue reading

Inaccurate Background Checks Can Cost Applicants Jobs

Inaccurate Background Checks

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

Criminal background checks run by employers on applicants that contain erroneous information can cost applicants a chance at jobs and people who fall victim to these inaccurate background checks should be pro-active in correcting them, according to an article by Forbes Staff Writer Susan Adams. Continue reading

Atlanta HR Star Conference to Feature Background Check Expert

ESR Founder & CEO Attorney Lester Rosen

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

Attorney Lester Rosen, Founder and CEO of Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) and author of The Safe Hiring Manual, will present a session titled Using Background Checks to Hire the Best and Stay Out of Court at the 13th annual 2014 Atlanta HR Star Conference on Thursday, September 25, 2014. For more information about the session by Attorney Lester Rosen at the 2014 Atlanta HR Star Conference, visit http://www.esrcheck.com/Stay-Updated/ESR-Speaks/Detail/236/2014-Atlanta-HR-Star-Conference. Continue reading

Background Check Expert to Speak at National Tribal Gaming Conference

ESR Founder & CEO Attorney Les Rosen

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

Attorney and background check expert Lester Rosen, Founder and CEO of Employment Screening Resources® (ESR), and Jayne Liera, Backgrounds Manager of Soboba Tribal Gaming Commission, will co-host two sessions at the National Tribal Gaming Commissioners/Regulators (NTGC/R) Fall 2014 Conference that takes place September 16 to 18, 2014 at the Couer d’Alene Casino Resort Hotel in Worley, Idaho. To learn more about the NTGC/R Fall 2014 Conference, view a brochure at http://www.ntgcr.com/2014/Brochure_Sept_2014.doc. Continue reading