Another FCRA Lawsuit Filed Against Michaels Stores

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn A class action lawsuit alleging violations of the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) with improper background checks on job applicants was filed against Michaels Stores – the second FCRA lawsuit filed against the retail craft supply chain in as many months – according to a report …

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FCRA Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against Pizza Hut

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn A class action lawsuit filed against Pizza Hut alleges that the company violated the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) requirement that a “clear and conspicuous disclosure” about a background check for employment purposes be made in writing “in a document that consists solely of the disclosure.” …

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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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Data Privacy Day Celebrated on January 28

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Wednesday, January 28, 2015, marks the eighth annual Data Privacy Day “celebration” in the United States. Data Privacy Day encourages consumers to protect their personal information and businesses to be more transparent about how they collect and use data. For information about Data Privacy Day, visit the …

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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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Webinar Reveals Top Background Check Trends for 2015

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) – ‘The Background Check Authority®’ – presented a complimentary webinar hosted by ESR Founder and CEO Attorney Lester Rosen titled “ESR Top Ten Background Check Trends for 2015” on January 21, 2015. The webinar featured emerging and influential trends in the background check …

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Class Action Lawsuit Filed Over Background Checks

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn A class action lawsuit filed against Michaels Stores Inc. alleges the craft supply retailer “neglected to properly inform job applicants that the company regularly performed background checks on potential employees during the application process” in violation of state and federal consumer protection laws, according to a report …

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Webinars on Top Background Check Trends for 2015

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Attorney Lester Rosen, founder and CEO of Employment Screening Resources® (ESR), will present two webinars titled the ‘ESR Top Ten Background Check Trends for 2015’ on Wednesday, January 21, 2015 and Thursday, January 22, 2015. For information about the “ESR Speaks” schedule, please visit http://www.esrcheck.com/Stay-Updated/ESR-Speaks/.

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Paramount Class Action Lawsuit Alleges FCRA Violations

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn A class action lawsuit claims Paramount Pictures Corporation improperly performed consumer reports for employment purposes in alleged violation of federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), according to TopClassActions.com. The FCRA regulates the collection, dissemination, and use of consumer information including credit reports. The full story is available …

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Risky Business Not Using Background Checks when Hiring

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Businesses that do not use background checks are putting themselves at risk for hiring strangers as new employees, according to a safe hiring expert interviewed in the Business News Daily article ‘Choosing a Background Check Service: A Buying Guide for Businesses.’ The article is at http://www.businessnewsdaily.com/7636-choosing-a-background-check-service.html.

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