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 …Continue reading "Publix to Settle Lawsuit Over Background Checks for $6.8 Million"
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 …Continue reading "Top 10 Background Check Trends Webinar on November 5"
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 …Continue reading "GAO Calls for Review of Background Checks Contractor"
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 …Continue reading "Webinar Reviews Background Checks and Legal Compliance"
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 …Continue reading "Background Checks of Ride Sharing Service Drivers Questioned"
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 "Inaccurate Background Checks Can Cost Applicants Jobs"
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 …Continue reading "Atlanta HR Star Conference to Feature Background Check Expert"
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 …Continue reading "Background Check Expert to Speak at National Tribal Gaming Conference"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) will not renew any contracts set to expire on September 30, 2014 with a private contractor providing most of the government background checks for federal security clearances after the company suffered a security breach, The Washington Post reports.Continue reading "Government Will Not Renew Contracts for Background Checks"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn A woman who claims she was sexually assaulted in 2011 a Mesa, Arizona hotel by a hotel employee who used his master key to access her room is trying to enact some change in the hiring practices of hotels including requiring “consistent and thorough background checks,” according …Continue reading "Background Checks Could Be Required to Work at Arizona Hotels"