Tag Archives: Background Checks

Uber Not in Kansas Anymore Due to Background Check Bill

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

Ride-sharing technology service provider Uber shut down operations in Kansas after the state legislature overrode Governor Sam Brownback’s veto of a bill – SB 117, The Creation of Kansas Transportation Network Company Services Act – that would require stricter background checks on drivers and increase the insurance needed for all vehicles, the Wichita Eagle reports. Continue reading

California Background Check Laws Unique

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

California has background check laws unique from the rest of the country, according to one safe hiring expert from the Golden State. These “only in California” rules make legally complaint background checks crucial for employers in the state, where stakes are so high that failure to dot an “i” or cross a “t” during the screening process can result in being sued for $10,000 per occurrence. Continue reading

Webinar on Background Checks Scheduled for May 14

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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 with Aurora Training Advantage titled ‘Background Checks and Legal Compliance’ on Thursday, May 14, 2015 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. EDT. To register for this webinar, please visit http://auroratrainingadvantage.com/webinars/background-checks/. Continue reading

NFL Expands Background Checks for Draft

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

The National Football League (NFL) conducted background checks on all top college players in advance of the 2015 NFL Draft taking place April 30th to May 2nd in Chicago, IL, and every team in the league was given the information uncovered in those screenings, according to an article on NFL.com. Continue reading

NCHRA Webinar on Background Checks Scheduled for April 10

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

The Northern California Human Resources Association (NCHRA) has scheduled an online webinar titled ‘Negligent Hiring and Background Checks – Best Practices and Legal Compliance’ on Friday, April 10, 2015 from 10:30 a.m. to12:00 p.m. The webinar will be hosted by Attorney Lester Rosen, founder and CEO of Employment Screening Resources (ESR), a nationwide accredited background check firm located in the San Francisco, California-area. To register for the webinar, visit http://www.nchra.org/events/event_details.asp?id=588606&group. Continue reading

LA HR Star to Feature Session on Top Background Check Trends for 2015

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

The 2015 Los Angeles HR Star Conference being held on Thursday, March 19, 2015, will include a session on ‘The Top Five Background Check Trends for 2015.’ The presenter will be Hudson Tree, Director of Strategic Partnerships for Employment Screening Resources® (ESR), a background check firm located in California. To learn more about the LA HR Star Conference, visit www.hrstarconference.com/la/. Continue reading

Tribal Gaming Conference to Include Session on Background Check Trends

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

As part of the National Tribal Gaming Commissioners/Regulators (NTGC/R) Spring 2015 Semi-Annual Conference, Hudson Tree, Director of Sales and Strategic Partnerships for Employment Screening Resources (ESR), will present the session “Hot Background Screening Topics in Indian Gaming” on Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at 1:00 PM. To learn more, please visit http://www.esrcheck.com/NTGCR/. Continue reading

Macon-Bibb County GA Votes to Ban the Box

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

The Macon-Bibb County (Georgia) Commission has voted 6-3 to Ban the Box and remove any questions that ask about criminal records of applicants from county job applications, according to a report from 13WMAZ in Central Georgia. Continue reading

Tallahassee FL Votes to Ban the Box

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

The City Commission of Tallahassee, Florida has voted 3-2 to support a “Ban the Box” measure that will remove the question asking people who apply for jobs with the city if they have had a criminal conviction from applications, according to a report from the Tallahassee Democrat. Continue reading

Another FCRA Lawsuit Filed Against Michaels Stores

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

A class action lawsuit alleging violations of the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) with improper background checks on job applicants was filed against Michaels Stores – the second FCRA lawsuit filed against the retail craft supply chain in as many months – according to a report on TopClassActions.com. Continue reading