Historic and Sweeping New Jersey Equal Pay Act Takes Effect July 1

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On April 24, 2018, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed into law the most “historic” and  ”sweeping” equal pay legislation in America – “The Diane B. Allen Equal Pay Act” – to fight gender inequity and support equal pay for women in the state, according to a …

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Background Check Expert to Present Webinar on Employment and Education Verifications on May 30

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Attorney Lester Rosen, founder and CEO of leading global background check firm Employment Screening Resources (ESR), will present a live webinar entitled “Verifying Employment, Education, and Credentials” on May 30, 2018, from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM EDT. The webinar is the third in a four-part series …

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Appeals Court Rules in Equal Pay Case that Women Cannot Be Paid Less than Men Based on Salary History

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Just in time for Equal Pay Day on April 10, 2018, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled on April 9, 2018, that employers cannot pay women less than men for the same work based on their salary history in order to “capitalize on the persistence …

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SHRM Article about Case of Resume Fraud in White House Shows Need for Background Screening

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The demotion of an administrative leader in White House’s Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) after an investigation revealed resume fraud shows the need for background screening, according to experts interviewed for a Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) article.

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BBC News Investigation Reveals Thousands of UK Nationals Bought Fake Degrees from Diploma Mill

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Thousands of United Kingdom (UK) nationals have purchased fake degrees from a multi-million dollar diploma mill in Pakistan with buyers including National Health Service (NHS) consultants, nurses, and a large defense contractor, a British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) News investigation has discovered.

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Salary History Questions by Employers Will Be Restricted as Pay Equity Movement Spreads in 2018

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Several states and cities in the U.S. have passed legislation prohibiting employers from seeking salary history information about job applicants as part of a “pay equity” movement to narrow the gender wage gap between women and men. This growing restriction on questions about the salary history of applicants by …

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Woman Who Used Resume Fraud to Work in Hospital Shows Importance of Education and Employment Verifications

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn A woman who admitted in court that she lied about her credentials and experience on her resume to work as a nurse at a St. Louis, Missouri hospital for months and teach nursing at a New Mexico college shows the importance of education and employment verifications when background screening …

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California Governor Brown Signs AB 168 to Prohibit Employers from Seeking Salary History of Jobseekers

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On October 12, 2017, California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law several pieces of legislation to improve services and support for women that included Assembly Bill 168 (AB 168) which prohibits employers in the state from seeking salary history information about an applicant for employment and requires an …

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More than Eight Out of Ten Employers Find Resume Fraud

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn A benchmark study on employment background screening revealed more than eight out of ten employers – a whopping 85 percent – found resume fraud that includes “embellishments or outright lies on job applicant resumes in the last year,” according to a bulletin from SharedHR.

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San Francisco Passes Parity in Pay Ordinance to Prohibit Employers from Asking Job Applicants about Salary History

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On July 19, 2017, San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee signed into law legislation that was passed the city’s Board of Supervisors called the “Parity in Pay Ordinance” to prohibit employers in the City by the Bay from asking job applicants about their salary history or from considering earnings …

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