Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On July 29, 2019, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) – which regulates brokerage firms doing business with the public in the U.S. – announced it had fined Citigroup Global Markets Inc. (CGMI) $1.25 million for failing to conduct timely or adequate background checks on more than 10,000 …Continue reading "FINRA Fines Citigroup Global Markets $1.25 Million for Failing to Conduct Adequate Background Checks"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn A safe hiring expert commenting on a report from the Indianapolis Star about a former employee of the Indiana Pacers who worked for the team “despite previously being convicted of raping a teenager” said the decision of whether or not employers should conduct background checks on job …Continue reading "Decision to Perform Background Checks Should Be a No-Brainer for Employers"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On June 14, 2019, the Supreme Court of the State of Alaska ruled in the case of John Doe v. State of Alaska, Department of Public Safety that a state law requiring the registry of all sex offenders was unconstitutional because it violates rights to due process …Continue reading "Alaska Supreme Court Rules State Law Requiring Registry of Sex Offenders Unconstitutional"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On Equal Pay Day held on April 2, 2019, North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper signed Executive Order No. 93 directing state government agencies to ban the use of salary history in the hiring process to address the gender pay gap between men and woman, according to a …Continue reading "North Carolina Bans Use of Salary History in State Government Hiring"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Equal Pay Day – the symbolic day dedicated to raising awareness about the gender pay gap in the United States – is being held on Tuesday, April 2, 2019, in order to symbolize how far into the year women must work to earn what men earned in …Continue reading "Equal Pay Day Dedicated to Raising Awareness of Gender Pay Gap"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On February 18, 2019, the City of Atlanta, Georgia removed the salary history question on employment applications for City jobs in an effort to ensure fair hiring practices, close the gender pay gap, and prevent wage discrimination, according to a press release on the City of Atlanta’s …Continue reading "Atlanta Removes Salary History Question from City Job Applications to Close Gender Pay Gap"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On January 15, 2019 – during his first full day in office – Illinois Governor Jay Robert “J.B.” Pritzker signed Executive Order 2019-02, a package of legislation and executive orders designed to raise and protect the wages of working families that included a ban on asking applicants …Continue reading "Illinois Governor Signs Executive Order that Includes Ban on Salary History Questions for State Jobs"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn In January of 2019, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) – which enforces federal laws prohibiting employment discrimination – announced that a settlement of $36,802 was reached in an EEOC equal pay discrimination lawsuit, according to an EEOC press release.Continue reading "EEOC Equal Pay Discrimination Lawsuit Settled for More than $36,000"
A confidential seven figure settlement has been obtained in a sexual battery and negligent hiring case against a church and its senior pastor for the rape of a 16-year-old female parishioner by the church’s music minister who had a prior criminal conviction for a sex offense against a minor, according to a press release from …Continue reading "Seven Figure Settlement Obtained in Sexual Battery and Negligent Hiring Case by Minor against Church"