Tag Archives: Background Checks

Judge Rules Women Can Sue Uber Over Alleged Sexual Assaults

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

A San Francisco federal judge has ruled that two women may continue their lawsuit against Uber Technologies, Inc. for two alleged sexual assaults committed by Uber drivers even though the transportation network company claims they are not liable for the actions of drivers since they are independent contractors and not employees, according to a report on SiliconBeat.com. Continue reading

Safe Hiring Expert Explains How to Use Background Checks to Hire the Best Workers

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

Attorney Lester Rosen, founder and CEO of Employment Screening Resources (ESR), will present a live webinar for Aurora Training Advantage entitled “Background Checks and Legal Compliance – How to Hire the Best and Stay Out of Court”  on Tuesday, May 17, 2016 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. ET / 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. PT. Continue reading

Uber to Pay $10 Million to Settle Lawsuits with SF and LA Over Driver Background Checks

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

Ride-sharing application provider Uber has agreed pay at least $10 million to settle lawsuits filed by district attorneys in San Francisco and Los Angeles that claim the company misled passengers about the quality of driver background checks, a figure that could rise to $25 million if Uber does not fully comply with terms of the settlements, according to a report from KGO-TV ABC 7 News in San Francisco, CA. Continue reading

Safe Hiring Expert Attorney Lester Rosen to Host Webinar on Background Checks and Negligent Hiring

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

Attorney Lester Rosen, founder and CEO of Employment Screening Resources (ESR), will host a webinar for Clear Law Institute entitled “Background Checks, Negligent Hiring, and Legal Compliance” on Tuesday, March 29, 2016, from 12:00 p.m. Noon to 1:15 p.m. PST. To register for the event, please visit http://clearlawinstitute.com/shop/webinars/background-checks-negligent-hiring-legal-compliance/. Continue reading

Marin Business Forum Event on Background Checks Features Safe Hiring Expert Attorney Lester Rosen

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

The Marin Business Forum (MBF) will present an event with the Novato Chamber of Commerce on “Background Checks” featuring Attorney Lester Rosen, founder and CEO of Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) on Thursday, March 24, 2016 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. To register, visit http://marinbusinessforum.com/event-registration/. Continue reading

Background Check Expert Reveals Strategies To Minimize Insider Threats

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

Employers increasingly concerned about the risks associated with “insider threats” – where employees have the ability to wreak havoc on the organizations that hired them – need strategies to minimize those risks, according to an article written by Attorney Lester Rosen, the founder and CEO of San Francisco, CA area background check firm Employment Screening Resources (ESR) and author of “The Safe Hiring Manual.” Continue reading

HR West 2016 to Feature Session on California Background Checks by Attorney Lester Rosen

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

The HR West 2016 Conference presented by the Northern California HR Association (NCHRA) will feature a session entitled ‘Legally Using Criminal Background Checks for California Employers’ by Attorney Lester Rosen, the founder and CEO of Employment Screening Resources (ESR), on Monday, March 7, 2016, from 3:30 PM to 4:45 PM PT. Continue reading

Employment Screening Resources Commentary on Alleged Shootings by Uber Driver Published on CNN

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

The shooting deaths of six people in Kalamazoo, Michigan – where the alleged gunman supposedly picked up fares while working as an Uber driver during the killing spree – raises questions about personal safety in the “gig economy” where strangers use software applications to provide a host of services for others, according to Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) president and chief compliance officer Brad Landin in his opinion piece ‘Vetting drivers in the age of Uber’ on CNN.com. Continue reading

ESR CEO Attorney Lester Rosen to Present Webinar on Negligent Hiring and Background Checks

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

Since negligent hiring is one of the fastest growing areas of employment litigation, Attorney Lester Rosen, Founder and CEO of Employment Screening Resources® (ESR), will present a live webinar for Compliance.world.com entitled ‘Negligent Hiring and Background Checks – Best Practices and Legal Compliance’ on Wednesday, January 27, 2016 from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM EST (10:00 AM to 11:30 AM PST). Continue reading

Employers Need to Know Top Trends for Background Checks in 2016

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

Attorney Lester Rosen, Founder and CEO of Employment Screening Resources (ESR), will present a webinar with TrainHR titled ‘The Top Ten Trends for Background Checks in 2016 – What Every Employer Needs to Know’ on Wednesday, January 13, 2016 at 10:00 PM PST / 1:00 PM EST. Continue reading