Lawsuit Demonstrates What Employers and Employee Screening Firms Should Not Do

An opinion issued by the U.S. District Court in Northern District of Illinois in 2003 provides a case study on what an employer and screening firm should NOT do when it comes to employment background checks.

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Lawsuits for use of Social Networking Sites for background Checks

By Les Rosen, Employment Screening Resources 2010 Trends in Screening — Trend Five:  Lawsuits for Use of Social Networking Sites for Background Checks In past posts, Employment Screening Resources (ESR) has labeled the use of the internet and social networking sites as a hot topic.  In 2010 and onwards, it appears very likely that litigation over …

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Statistics and employment screening background checks

By Les Rosen, Employment Screening Resources In an article on background checks posted on  Workforce Management in January, 2010, it was suggested  that “Employment and criminal checks also do little to screen out those who commit fraud.”  The reason is that statistics from a  2008 report by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners based on …

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2010 trend on criminal databases

By Les Rosen, Employment Screening Resources 2010 Trends in Screening Trend Four: The battle over databases will continue – the latest wrinkle is the proliferation of cheap do-it-yourself websites and even iPhone apps An ongoing area of controversy in the screening industry is the use of commercially assembled national multi jurisdictional databases. These databases are complied from …

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The Unfair Use of Credit Reports and Criminal Records and the EEOC E-Race Initiative

By Jared Callahan, Employment Screening Resources According to an article in HR Morning, the two biggest headaches for employers when it comes to hiring are the blanket  exclusion of individuals with poor credit histories or a criminal, record, and not showing a correlation between background checks and the job itself.  The author notes that in response …

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2010 Trend on more lawsuits including class action litigation over accuracy, privacy, and consumer rights

By Les Rosen, Employment Screening Resources 2010 Trends in Screening–Trend Two: Employment Screening Resources (ESR), a leading national online employment screening background firm, is releasing the ESR “Third Annual Top Ten Trends in the Pre-Employment Background Screening Industry” for 2010.   This is the SECOND of the ten trends ESR will be tracking in 2010.  The ten …

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2010 Trend on Increased focus on whether credit reports and criminal records are discriminatory

By Les Rosen, Employment Screening Resources 2010 Trends in Screening–Trend One: Employment Screening Resources (ESR), a leading national online employment screening background firm, is releasing the ESR “Third Annual Top Ten Trends in the Pre-Employment Background Screening Industry” for 2010. ESR has identified new trends that are starting to make a difference, as well as old …

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Employment Screening Guidelines Released by Foremost Security Association

The second edition of the ASIS International Preemployment Background Screening (PBS) Guideline has been released to the public. ASIS is the preeminent organization for security management professionals worldwide. According to the press release: The guideline, designated ASIS GDL PBS-2009, is an educational and practical tool that organizations can use as a resource in understanding the …

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International Background checks

Did you know?  Given the mobility of workers across international borders, an employer’s obligation of due diligence may no longer be limited to employment screening just in the United States. A 2000 government study shows that 11.5 percent of the population consists of immigrants, and an increasing number of workers have spent part of their …

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