EEOC Guidance for Criminal Records Hotly Debated but Remains Key Concern for Employers in 2015

  Written By Attorney Lester Rosen, Founder & CEO of Employment Screening Resources (ESR) On April 25, 2012, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) approved updated Enforcement Guidance on the Consideration of Arrest and Conviction Records in Employment Decisions Under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. This EEOC Guidance is having …

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Privacy and Discrimination Concerns with Big Data and International Offshoring will Grow in 2015

  Written By Attorney Lester Rosen, Founder & CEO of Employment Screening Resources (ESR) The rapid growth of “Big Data” – a term used to describe the increasing availability of data of all types – will bring added concerns about privacy and discrimination in 2015. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) hosted a workshop to explore …

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Applicant Experience and Employer Branding Critical for Background Check Process in 2015

Written By Attorney Lester Rosen, Founder & CEO of Employment Screening Resources (ESR) The applicant experience and employer branding will become critical considerations for the background check process in 2015. Since employers are concerned with employer branding and the applicant experience, the background check process will focus on making the applicant experience as comfortable as …

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Employer Experience Will Focus on Streamlining Background Check Process in 2015

  Written By Attorney Lester Rosen, Founder & CEO of Employment Screening Resources (ESR) Employers who perform a background check will be looking for ease of use and streamlined screening that is integrated into their hiring process without data entry in 2015. This can be accomplished by using Applicant Generated Report (AGR) system where employers …

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Employment Screening Resources to Announce Top Ten Background Check Trends for 2015

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) – ‘The Background Check Authority®’ – will announce the selection of the 8th annual ‘ESR Top Ten Background Check Trends for 2015’ by ESR Founder and CEO Attorney Lester Rosen during the month of December 2014. After all of the trends are revealed, …

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Did Britney Spears Boyfriend Undergo Background Check?

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 …

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FTC Issues Follow Up Guide for 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 …

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Publix to Settle Lawsuit Over Background Checks for $6.8 Million

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 …

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Top 10 Background Check Trends Webinar on November 5

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 …

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GAO Calls for Review of Background Checks Contractor

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 …

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