Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On November 20, 2017, criminal investigators with the Colorado Public Utilities Commission (PUC) issued a Civil Penalty Assessment Notice (CPAN) totaling $8.9 for Transportation Network Company (TNC) Uber Technologies, Inc. “for allowing individuals with disqualifying criminal or motor vehicle offenses, or without valid licenses, to drive for the company,” …Continue reading "Uber Fined $8.9 Million by Colorado Public Utilities Commission Over Driver Background Checks"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Uber Technologies, Inc. – a leading global Transportation Network Company (TNC) – faces a class action lawsuit from two anonymous women who claim that as passengers they were sexually assaulted by two Uber drivers due in part to the TNC allegedly “using low cost, woefully inadequate background checks …Continue reading "Uber Faces Class Action Lawsuit Claiming Assaults by Drivers Due to Allegedly Inadequate Background Checks"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn (Updated November 7, 2017) The deceased suspect in a mass shooting in a Texas church that left 26 people dead and 20 others wounded – which Texas Governor Greg Abbott has called “the largest mass shooting” in the state’s history – passed a background check required to purchase the …Continue reading "Texas Church Shooting Suspect Passed Gun Background Check Despite Military Court-Martial for Assault"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The Maryland Public Service Commission (PSC) has indicated that “nearly 15 percent of new ride-hail drivers” were removed from apps over the past six months for failing state mandated screening “despite having passed Uber and Lyft’s background checks,” according to a report by The Washington Post.Continue reading "Maryland Rejects Nearly 15 Percent of Drivers Who Passed Uber and Lyft Background Checks"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Walmart faces a class action lawsuit that claims the retail giant allegedly violated the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) and California law by using unauthorized background checks on job applicants and employees without properly obtaining legal authorization, according to a Top Class Actions report.Continue reading "Retail Giant Walmart Faces Class Action Lawsuit for Alleged FCRA Violations with Background Checks"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The family of a murder victim has filed a civil lawsuit in Cook County, Illinois that claims the property owner and the former employer of a suspect in the death of a Chicago-area woman are partially at fault due to a background check on the suspect that lawyers …Continue reading "Family of Murder Victim Files Lawsuit Against Property Owner and Former Employer of Suspect Over Lack of Background Check"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn To help calm nerves job applicants have about background checks done by employers, an article on job website Monster.com – “Employment background check guide for job applicants” – compared common fears against the facts and featured background check experts such as Dawn Standerwick, Chair of the Board of …Continue reading "Some Common Job Applicant Fears about Background Checks Unfounded"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Attorney Lester S. Rosen, founder and CEO of global background check firm Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) and author of “The Safe Hiring Manual,” will present a webinar for Business & Legal Resources (BLR) entitled “Ban the Box and Background Checks Update: How to Effectively Pre-Screen Prospective Job Candidates and …Continue reading "Safe Hiring Expert to Present Webinar on Ban the Box and Background Checks"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn A study released in January of 2017 entitled “Ban the Box, Convictions, and Public Sector Employment” has found that Ban the Box policies that remove criminal history questions from applications and delay such inquiries until later in the hiring process increased the odds of public sector employment for …Continue reading "Study Finds Ban the Box Policies Increase Odds of Public Sector Employment for Ex-Offenders"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn While some businesses believe an applicant’s potential for future success is more important than their past experience when hiring, a background check expert explains that “measures of past performance can create an accurate outlook for future performance,” according to the article entitled “What’s More Important When Hiring: Future …Continue reading "Measuring Past Performance When Hiring Can Create Accurate Outlook for Potential Future Success"