Background Check Expert to Speak at SF HR Star Conference

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn To help California HR professionals understand that background checks performed in the Golden State have different rules than the rest of the country, Attorney Lester Rosen, Founder and CEO of Employment Screening Resources® (ESR), will present a session titled ‘Only in California: Using Background Checks to Hire …

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Survey Finds California Public Employers Ready to Ban the Box

Written By Thomas Ahearn A survey released by the National Employment Law Project (NELP) details compliance efforts by public employers in California to successfully put in place new job applications to comply with a Ban the Box law – Assembly Bill 218 (AB 218) – which took effect July 1, 2014. The Ban the Box …

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Attorney Lester Rosen to Speak at San Francisco HR Star Conference

Written By Thomas Ahearn Attorney Lester Rosen, Founder and CEO of San Francisco area-based background check firm Employment Screening Resources (ESR), will present a session titled ‘Only in California: Using Background Checks to Hire the Best and Stay Out of Court’ at the 2014 San Francisco HR Star Conference on Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at …

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San Francisco Ban the Box Notice Available

Written By Thomas Ahearn Starting August 13, 2014, the Fair Chance Ordinance (FCO) will require employers doing business in San Francisco with 20 or more employees to “Ban the Box” and remove questions on applications asking about the criminal history of job applicants. The San Francisco Office of Labor Standards Enforcement, which will enforce the …

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California Courts Closed March 31 for Cesar Chavez Day

Written By Thomas Ahearn All courts in the state of California will be closed on Monday, March 31, 2014 in observance of Cesar Chavez Day. The complete listing of days when California courts will be closed in observance of holidays during 2014 is available at http://www.courts.ca.gov/holidays.htm.

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Screening Expert to Speak About California Background Checks at LA HR Star

Written By Thomas Ahearn In the “Independent republic of California,” background checks are performed much differently than in the other 49 states, according to Attorney Lester Rosen, Founder and CEO of San Francisco, CA-area firm Employment Screening Resources® (ESR). To help explain California background checks, Rosen will present a session titled ‘Only in California: Using …

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Safe Hiring Expert Ory Tucker Talks California Background Checks at San Joaquin HR Association Event March 12

Written By Thomas Ahearn Since California background checks are performed differently than in other states, Ory Tucker, Client Experience Director for Employment Screening Resources® (ESR), will present ‘Background Checks in the Republic of California’ on Wednesday, March 12, 2014 in Stockton, CA at an event by the San Joaquin HR Association (SJHRA), an affiliate of …

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San Francisco Enacts Ban the Box Law Limiting Criminal Background Checks by Private Employers

On February 17, 2014, San Francisco Mayor Edwin Lee signed ‘Ban the Box’ legislation – the Fair Chance Ordinance – that requires private employers in the city with 20 or more employees to limit the use of criminal background checks when hiring, according to a BloombergLaw.com report. The law takes effect 30 days after signing …

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Class Action Lawsuit Alleges Natural Food Retailer Violated FCRA with Background Checks

A class action lawsuit filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California alleges Whole Foods Market, a natural and organic food retailer, obtained background checks on job applicants using consent forms that were not legally valid in violation of the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), according to a report from …

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Class Action Lawsuit Challenges Legality of Retail Theft Databases in California for Background Checks

The use of a “Retail Theft Contributory Database” in California is being challenged in a class action lawsuit filed in federal Court in San Francisco on January 31, 2013.  The lawsuit alleges that this type of database violates both federal and state laws by providing information to retailers about detentions for suspicion of theft or …

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