Ban the Box Webinar from Employment Screening Resources on November 12

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Attorney Lester Rosen, Founder and CEO of Employment Screening Resources (ESR) and author of “The Safe Hiring Manual,” will present the webinar “Ban the Box – What Employers Need to Know” on Wednesday, November 12, 2014  from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM Pacific Time. To register for …

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St. Petersburg FL to Ban the Box Starting January 1

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Beginning January 1, 2015, St. Petersburg, Florida will Ban the Box on job applications for the city that asks applicants if they have a criminal record, according to a report on SaintPetersBlog.com available at http://www.saintpetersblog.com/archives/163633.

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City of St. Louis Decides to Ban the Box

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Effective immediately, the City of St. Louis will Ban the Box on job applications for employment with the City so they will no longer require job applicants to check a box if they have a felony conviction, according to a press release from the Office of the …

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Roanoke VA Will Ban the Box

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The City of Roanoke, Virginia has agreed to Ban the Box and will implement a policy to remove the question about the criminal history of job applicants from initial applications for most job openings with the city “by January of next year,” according to a report from …

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Atlanta City Council Passes Ban the Box Ordinance

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The Atlanta City Council has passed a Ban the Box ordinance – named for the box on applications that applicants check if they have criminal records – to eliminate discrimination against City of Atlanta job applicants who are ex-offenders. A report from AtlantaDailyWorld.com about the Ban the …

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Inaccurate Background Checks Can Cost Applicants Jobs

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Criminal background checks run by employers on applicants that contain erroneous information can cost applicants a chance at jobs and people who fall victim to these inaccurate background checks should be pro-active in correcting them, according to an article by Forbes Staff Writer Susan Adams.

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Employment Screening Resources Creates San Francisco Ban the Box Infographic

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Employment Screening Resources® (ESR), a nationwide accredited background check firm located in the San Francisco, CA-area, has created an infographic for the San Francisco Ban the Box Ordinance. This infographic is designed to help employers in the City and County of San Francisco better understand the Fair …

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Bill Seeks To Limit EEOC Guidance on Criminal Background Checks

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn New legislation – The “Certainty in Enforcement Act of 2014” (H.R. 5423) – seeks to limit the current U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s (EEOC) enforcement guidance on criminal background checks and “amend Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to exclude the application of such …

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Washington DC Passes Ban the Box Law

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Washington D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray has signed Ban the Box legislation – The Fair Criminal Record Screening Act of 2014 – that will prevent employers more than 10 employees working in District of Columbia (D.C.) from asking job candidates about their criminal history on initial job applications. …

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President Obama Appoints New EEOC Chair

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has announced that President Barack Obama has appointed Vice Chair Jenny R. Yang as Chair of the EEOC. More information about the appointment of Yang – who will be the first Asian-American Chair of the EEOC – is available on …

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