Tag Archives: Job Applicants

Publix to Settle Lawsuit Over Background Checks for $6.8 Million

Background Checks Lawsuits

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

Publix Super Markets Inc. will pay approximately $6.8 million to settle a class action lawsuit that alleges the company violated the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) for not making “legally required disclosures about background checks to job applicants,” according to a report on TheLedger.com available at http://www.theledger.com/article/20141028/NEWS/141029338. Continue reading

September 2014 Jobs Report Shows 248,000 Jobs Added

Jobs Report Blogs

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

Private sector employment in the United States increased by 248,000 jobs in September 2014 while the unemployment rate declined to 5.9 percent and the number of unemployed persons decreased to  9.3 million, according to ‘THE EMPLOYMENT SITUATION — SEPTEMBER 2014’ jobs report released by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The most recent jobs report is available at http://www.bls.gov/news.release/pdf/empsit.pdf. Continue reading

Target to Ban the Box Asking Job Seekers about Criminal History on Applications Starting January 1

Target Corp. will ‘Ban the Box’ asking job seekers about their criminal history on employment applications starting next year to comply with a new Minnesota law that takes effect January 1, 2014, according to a story from the StarTribune available at http://www.startribune.com/business/229310141.html. Continue reading

July 2013 Employment Situation Report from Bureau of Labor Statistics Shows Increase of 162000 Jobs

Total nonfarm payroll employment in the United States increased by 162,000 jobs in July 2013 while the unemployment rate edged down to 7.4 percent and the number of unemployed persons dropped to 11.5 million, according to ‘THE EMPLOYMENT SITUATION — JULY 2013’ report released today by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The BLS Employment Situation Report is released on the first Friday of each month at http://www.bls.gov/news.release/pdf/empsit.pdf. Continue reading

June 2013 ADP National Employment Report Shows 188000 Jobs Added

Private sector employment in the U.S. increased by 188,000 jobs from May 2013 to June 2013 on a seasonally adjusted basis with small businesses leading the way by adding of 84,000 jobs, according to the June 2013 ADP National Employment Report® produced by Automatic Data Processing, Inc. (ADP®). The full June 2013 ADP National Employment Report, which is made in collaboration with Moody’s Analytics, is available at http://www.adpemploymentreport.com/2013/June/NER/NER-June-2013.aspx. Continue reading

Seattle City Council Passes Job Assistance Bill Prohibiting Automatic Exclusion of Applicants with Criminal Records

In a unanimous 9-0 vote, the Seattle City Council has passed a Job Assistance Bill to reduce criminal recidivism by providing job assistance to individuals with previous criminal records. Council Bill 117796 will prohibit public and private employers in Seattle from automatically excluding individuals with any arrest or conviction record from consideration for employment. A news release about the passing of the Job Assistance Bill – which will take effect November 1, 2013 if approved by Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn as expected – is available at http://www.seattle.gov/news/newsdetail_council.asp?ID=13721. Continue reading

Buffalo Council Bans the Box Asking Job Seekers about Criminal Convictions on Applications

The Common Council in Buffalo, New York has voted to “Ban the Box” and make it illegal for employers in the city to ask job seekers if they have been convicted of crimes on applications, according to a story on The Buffalo News website. The Ban the Box measure now heads to Mayor Byron W. Brown for his signature to become law. Continue reading

Minnesota Ban the Box Bill Regarding Criminal Records of Job Applicants Sent to Governor for Signature

A “Ban the Box” bill approved by the Minnesota House – SF 523 – would prevent private employers in the state from asking about the criminal history of job applicants until an interview or a conditional job offer. The bill has now been presented to Governor Mark Dayton for his signature, according to a report from the Star Tribune available at http://www.startribune.com/politics/statelocal/206699841.html. Continue reading

April 2013 ADP National Employment Report Shows Increase of 119000 Jobs

Private sector employment in the U.S. increased by 119,000 jobs from March 2013 to April 2013 on a seasonally adjusted basis, according to the April 2013 ADP National Employment Report® produced by Automatic Data Processing, Inc. (ADP®) in collaboration with Moody’s Analytics. The April 2013 ADP report also revised the estimated gain from February 2013 to March 2013 down to 131,000 jobs. To view the full report, visit http://www.adpemploymentreport.com/2013/April/NER/NER-April-2013.aspx. Continue reading

March 2013 Employment Report from Bureau of Labor Statistics Shows 88000 Jobs Added in Month

Total nonfarm payroll employment in the United States edged up only 88,000 jobs in March 2013 while the unemployment rate dipped slightly to 7.6 percent and the number of unemployed persons dropped to 11.7 million, according to ‘THE EMPLOYMENT SITUATION — MARCH 2013’ report released today by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Until next month’s report is released, the March 2013 Employment Situation Report is available at http://www.bls.gov/news.release/pdf/empsit.pdf. Continue reading