Tag Archives: California Background checks

Background Check Delays Common in Contra Costa County

Background Check News from ESR

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

The Contra Costa County Superior Court in California has experienced background check delays of “epic proportions” lasting up to a month and causing job seekers to be passed over for jobs by employers unable to verify records, according to a news report from the Contra Costa Times. Continue reading

Safe Hiring Expert to Speak at CALI District Meeting

ESR Founder & CEO Attorney Lester Rosen

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

Attorney Lester Rosen, author of “The Safe Hiring Manual,” will speak at the California Association of Licensed Investigators (CALI) San Francisco District Meeting on Wednesday, December 10, 2014 in San Francisco, CA. For more information about this event, please visit http://cali.memberclicks.net/event-list. Continue reading

California Courts Closed for Thanksgiving Day Holiday

Court Cases & Closures

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

California Courts and judicial branch offices will be closed Thursday, November 27, 2014 and Friday, November 28, 2014 in observance of the Thanksgiving Day holiday. For a schedule of court holidays on which the California courts will be closed, visit http://www.courts.ca.gov/holidays.htm. Continue reading

California Courts Closed for Veterans Day November 11

Veterans Day Information

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

California Courts and judicial branch offices will be closed on Tuesday, November 11, 2014 in observance of the Veterans Day holiday. For a Court Holidays schedule that lists the days on which the California courts will be closed, visit http://www.courts.ca.gov/holidays.htm. Continue reading

Safe Hiring Expert to Speak at HR in California Virtual Conference

ESR Founder & CEO Attorney Lester Rosen

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

Attorney Lester Rosen, Founder and CEO of Employment Screening Resources® (ESR), will present a session titled ‘Dealing with “Only in California” Laws Regulating Employment Screening and Safe Hiring’ at the HR.com Institute for Human Resources (IHR) HR in California Virtual Conference on Wednesday, November 5, 2014 from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM Pacific Time. To register for this free event, visit http://web.hr.com/i8oq. Continue reading

California Background Checks Examined in Webinar November 4

ESR Founder & CEO Attorney Lester Rosen

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

Attorney Lester S. Rosen, founder and CEO of Employment Screening Resources® (ESR), will present a webinar titled “Background Checks in California: HR Best Practices Given EEOC Guidance, the FCRA & Ban-the-Box Laws” on Tuesday, November 4, 2014 from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Eastern / 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Pacific. For more information about the webinar, please visit http://store.blr.com/backgroundchecksca-092314. Continue reading

California Courts Closed Monday for Columbus Day

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

California Courts and judicial branch offices will be closed Monday, October 13, 2014 in observance of the Columbus Day holiday. For a schedule that lists the holidays on which the California courts will be closed, please visit http://www.courts.ca.gov/holidays.htm. Continue reading

California Governor Signs Bill Prohibiting Mug Shot Shakedowns

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

California Governor Jerry Brown has signed legislation – Senate Bill 1027 (SB 1027) – that amends the California Civil Code to prohibit websites from posting arrest mug shots and then charging a fee to remove the photos. The complete text of SB 1027 – which takes effect on January 1, 2015 – is available here: California SB 1027. Continue reading

Ban the Box Arrives in San Francisco August 13

Ban the Box Blogs

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

The Ban the Box Movement – named for the box on job applications that applicants check if they have criminal records – has arrived in San Francisco, California as the Fair Chance Ordinance (FCO) takes effect Wednesday, August 13, 2014. This Ban the Box Ordinance requires San Francisco City or County employers with 20 or more employees to follow strict rules about inquiring into and using the criminal records of job applicants and employees. Continue reading

San Francisco Ban the Box Ordinance Takes Effect August 13

Ban the Box Information Page

Written By Attorney Lester Rosen, Founder & CEO of Employment Screening Resources (ESR)

The San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance – also known as the Ban the Box Ordinance – will take effect Wednesday, August 13, 2014. This Ordinance will require employers with San Francisco City or County offices and worksites who have 20 or more employees to follow strict rules about inquiring into and using criminal record history of job applicants and employees. Continue reading