Safe Hiring Expert Attorney Lester Rosen to Present Webinar on Avoiding Illegal Screening Practices

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Attorney Lester Rosen, the founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of leading global background check provider Employment Screening Resources® (ESR), will present a live webinar entitled “Avoiding Illegal Pre-Employment Screening Practices: Update on Background Checks, Ban the Box, Criminal Records, and Salary Secrecy Law” on Friday, July …

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Worker Accused of Illegally Downloading Employee Data Shows Need for Unauthorized Browsing Policy

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn A Chicago Public Schools (CPS) worker was fired from her job and charged with computer tampering and four felony counts of identity theft for illegally downloading personal data of CPS employees without permission, The Chicago Tribune reports. This incident shows the need for an “Unauthorized Browsing” policy.

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Class Action Lawsuit Over Alleged Illegal Background Checks Settled

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn A class action lawsuit filed in New Jersey federal court that alleged that Canon Solutions America Inc. ran illegal background checks on their employees has reached a settlement agreement, according to a report on the Top Class Actions website. The complete story is available at http://topclassactions.com/lawsuit-settlements/lawsuit-news/40387-canon-agrees-illegal-background-check-class-action-settlement/.

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Man Found Guilty of Illegal Background Checks

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn A Judge has found a former Sparta Township, New Jersey Mayor and Human Services cop guilty of using a government computer to run illegal background checks, according a news report from The Trentonian.

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Ex-School Official Fined for Running Unauthorized Background Checks on Athletes, Celebrities, and Politicians

A story from Massachusetts concerning a former school official agreeing to pay a fine for using school computers to run unauthorized background checks on celebrities, pro athletes, and politicians underscores the need for employers to have policies prohibiting workers from searching files and databases without a bona fide business necessity. According to reports on Boston.com, …

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