Tallahassee FL Votes to Ban the Box

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.

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EEOC Criminal Record Guidance Webinar on February 18

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Attorney Lester S. Rosen, Founder and CEO of Employment Screening Resources (ESR), will present a webinar with Aurora Training Advantage titled ‘EEOC Criminal Records Update’ on Wednesday, February 18, 2015 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Eastern Time. For more information, visit http://auroratrainingadvantage.com/eeoc-criminal-records-update/.

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Report Makes Case for Federal Ban the Box Initiative

 Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn A January 2015 report from the National Employment Law Project (NELP) – ‘Advancing a Federal Fair Chance Hiring Agenda: Background Check Reforms in Over 100 Cities, Counties & States Pave the Way for Presidential Action’ – makes the case for a federal Ban the Box initiative to …

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Ban the Box Laws that Go Overboard May Hurt Ex-Offenders and the Unemployed in 2015

Written By Attorney Lester Rosen, Founder & CEO of Employment Screening Resources (ESR) Ban the Box laws, which protect ex-offenders from an “early knock out” punch in the hiring process based solely on the early disclosure of a criminal record, will quickly reach a tipping point in the U.S. in 2015. However, when these Ban …

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EEOC Guidance for Criminal Records Hotly Debated but Remains Key Concern for Employers in 2015

  Written By Attorney Lester Rosen, Founder & CEO of Employment Screening Resources (ESR) On April 25, 2012, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) approved updated Enforcement Guidance on the Consideration of Arrest and Conviction Records in Employment Decisions Under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. This EEOC Guidance is having …

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Webinar Reviews Best Practices for EEOC Compliance

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn To help employers comply with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) Guidance, Attorney Lester Rosen, Founder and CEO of Employment Screening Resources (ESR), will present a webinar for Avant Resources titled ‘Proper Use of Criminal Records When Hiring: Best Practices for Complying with the EEOC’s Enforcement …

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Background Check Delays Common in Contra Costa County

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.

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Ban the Box Takes Effect in Rochester NY

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn A Ban the Box law in Rochester, New York – Chapter 63, Article II of the City of Rochester Municipal Code – took effect November 18, 2014 and “prohibits employers from inquiring about criminal convictions of job applicants on a job application form or during the initial …

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Proposition 47 Reduces Some Felonies to Misdemeanors

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn A ballot measure passed in California on Election Day – Proposition 47 – The Safe Neighborhood and Schools Act (Initiative 13-0060) – requires misdemeanor sentences instead of felony sentences for certain drug and property offenses and allows criminal offenders who commit “certain non-serious and non-violent drug and …

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Ban the Box Webinar for Employers on November 12

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Ban the Box laws that remove criminal history questions from job applications are spreading rapidly across the United States and fast becoming a national standard that will soon affect most employers. Attorney Lester Rosen, Founder and CEO of Employment Screening Resources (ESR), will present a complimentary webinar …

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