Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Effective January 1, 2015, new Michigan laws – Public Acts 359, 360, and 361 – offer protection for employers in the state that hire ex-offenders by issuing a “certificate of employability” to certain prisoners before their release. Under the new Michigan law, these certificates may be used …Continue reading "Michigan Law Protects Employers Hiring Ex-Offenders with Certificate of Employability"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Several new employment laws taking effect on New Year’s Day 2015 across the United States will affect employers in the coming year. A quick listing and brief description of just some of these new employment laws and practices involving employers taking effect on January 1, 2015 are …Continue reading "New Employment Laws Take Effect New Year's Day 2015"
Written By Attorney Lester Rosen, Founder & CEO of Employment Screening Resources (ESR) Employment laws in the United States will become more fragmented as cities and states continue to pass their own laws on hiring in 2015. These new laws will cover a wide variety of areas within the employment screening process including “Ban …Continue reading "Employment Laws Will Become More Fragmented as Cities and States Pass Hiring Laws in 2015"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn A ballot measure passed in California on Election Day – Proposition 47 – The Safe Neighborhood and Schools Act (Initiative 13-0060) – requires misdemeanor sentences instead of felony sentences for certain drug and property offenses and allows criminal offenders who commit “certain non-serious and non-violent drug and …Continue reading "Proposition 47 Reduces Some Felonies to Misdemeanors"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Attorney Lester S. Rosen, founder and CEO of Employment Screening Resources® (ESR), will present a webinar titled “Background Checks in California: HR Best Practices Given EEOC Guidance, the FCRA & Ban-the-Box Laws” on Tuesday, November 4, 2014 from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Eastern / 10:30 a.m. …Continue reading "California Background Checks Examined in Webinar November 4"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn A law that took effect in New Hampshire on September 30, 2014 – House Bill 1407 (HB 1407) – prohibits employers in the state from requiring employees or job applicants to disclose social media or electronic mail passwords. The final version of HB 1407 is available at …Continue reading "New Hampshire Protects Social Media and Email Privacy"
Written By Attorney Lester Rosen, Founder & CEO of Employment Screening Resources (ESR) A recurring issue for employers and background screening firms is which state law to apply when a criminal record is found in one state for a job in another state. Confusion can be created if an applicant is offered a job in …Continue reading "New Minnesota Drug Testing Case Gives Guidance on Which State Law Controls Background Checks"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn California Governor Jerry Brown has signed legislation – Senate Bill 1027 (SB 1027) – that amends the California Civil Code to prohibit websites from posting arrest mug shots and then charging a fee to remove the photos. The complete text of SB 1027 – which takes effect …Continue reading "California Governor Signs Bill Prohibiting Mug Shot Shakedowns"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has signed Ban the Box legislation – (S2124) “The Opportunity to Compete Act” – that establishes certain employment rights for reformed ex-offenders and provides job applicants who have criminal records with protections when they seek employment. The law prevents employers from asking …Continue reading "Ban the Box Act Signed by New Jersey Governor"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Rhode Island Governor Lincoln D. Chafee has signed the 2014 Student and Employee Social Media Privacy Acts – 2014-S 2095Aaa and 2014-H 7124Aaa – to prevent potential employers or school admissions officers from asking applicants to provide login information or to sign into their social media accounts …Continue reading "Rhode Island Enacts Student and Employee Social Media Privacy Acts"