A U.S. company providing risk management solutions has agreed to pay $13.5 million and overhaul its background check search product to settle a national class action suit that claimed the firm sold background check reports to debt collectors without following consumer protection laws, according to a report in the Dayton (OH) Daily News that cites the …Continue reading "Company Pays Over 13 Million Dollars to Settle Suit Alleging Background Check Reports Were Sold to Debt Collectors"
NOVATO, CA – December 17, 2012—Employment Screening Resources (ESR), a nationwide accredited background check firm, is pleased to announce a partnership with the GuideOne Insurance SafeChurch® program, a comprehensive church risk management resource, to offer discounted background check services and expert advice in implementing screening programs to SafeChurch members. For more information about background checks …Continue reading "Employment Screening Resources Partners with GuideOne Insurance SafeChurch Program to Provide Discounted Background Checks"
Attorney Lester Rosen, a background check expert and founder and CEO of Employment Screening Resources (ESR), will host a two hour long webinar for BankInfoSecurity.com titled ‘Risk Management: New Strategies for Employee Screening’ on Monday, July 23, 2012 at 3:30 PM Eastern (12:30 PM Pacific) to discuss the latest background check trends facilitating risk management …Continue reading "Risk Management Strategy Webinar Hosted by Background Check Expert on July 23"
Attorney Lester Rosen, a background check expert and founder and CEO of Employment Screening Resources (ESR), will host a 90 minute webinar for BankInfoSecurity.com titled ‘Risk Management: New Strategies for Employee Screening’ on Wednesday, July 11, 2012 starting at 10:00 AM Eastern (7:00 AM Pacific) to discuss the latest background screening trends facilitating risk management …Continue reading "Background Check Expert Discusses New Risk Management Strategies for Employee Screening in Webinar on July 11"
The new U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) Enforcement Guidance on the Consideration of Arrest and Conviction Records in Employment Decisions Under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 issued on April 25, 2012 could impose undeserved liability and risk on employers by placing them in an irreconcilable “Catch 22” situation where they will have …Continue reading "New EEOC Guidance on Criminal Background Checks Could Place Employers in Catch 22 Situation"
The 2012 Report to the Nations on Occupational Fraud and Abuse from the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) estimates that the typical organization loses five percent of its revenues to occupational fraud each year and that this figure translates to a potential projected global fraud loss of more than $3.5 trillion applied to the …Continue reading "ACFE 2012 Report to the Nations Finds Fraud Costs Organizations Five Percent of Revenues Each Year"
By Thomas Ahearn, ESR Staff Writer As a recently filed lawsuit alleging one of the largest management consulting firms in the world conducted discriminatory background checks against African-Americans and Latinos shows, employers need to fully understand the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) policies regarding the use of background checks during the pre-employment screening process …Continue reading "EEOC Warns Employers of Increase in Discrimination Lawsuits Based on Background Checks"
By Les Rosen, Employment Screening Resources The recent headlines dealing with background checks demonstrate that to some extent, Americans are conflicted about the whole topic of background checks. On one hand, as reported in past blogs by Employment Screening Resources (ESR), discrimination and privacy advocates feel that background checks are too intrusive and unfair. The …Continue reading "Background Check Bashing -Either Too Much or Too Little Depending upon the Most Recent Headline"
By Les Rosen, Employment Screening Resources A recent survey quoted in Security Management Magazine demonstrates the risk to privacy and data protection when it comes to “off shoring.” According to a new survey, of the firms that outsourced IT jobs to other counties, about half indicted that their security has been negatively impacted. And 61 percent …Continue reading "Off shoring IT jobs lead to dramatic increases in Data Breaches per survey"
By Les Rosen, Employment Screening Resources 2010 Trends in Screening Trend Eight: Screening will expand beyond new employees to vendors and others on premises This is another ongoing area that will heat up due to the recession. In a recovery period, employers typically turn to temporary employees before committing themselves to full-time hires. However, under the …Continue reading "Screening expands beyond new employees to vendors and others on premises"