San Francisco District Attorney Files Complaint Over Allegedly False Advertising about Background Checks

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The San Francisco District Attorney has filed a civil complaint against HomeAdvisor, Inc. and its parent company ANGI Homeservices, Inc., for allegedly broadcasting radio and television ads with false and misleading information about the background checks that HomeAdvisor performs on service providers sent to the homes of …

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Survey Finds Most Americans Believe Job Search Too Impersonal

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Nearly seven in 10 Americans – 69 percent – believe the job search today is too impersonal while eight in 10 – 80 percent – say applying for a job feels like sending their résumé or job application into a “black box,” according to the results of …

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National Limousine Association Renews Call for Better Background Checks of Drivers for TNCs Such as Uber and Lyft

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The National Limousine Association (NLA) is renewing its call for legislation mandating fingerprint-based background checks and universal drug screening for transportation network company (TNC) drivers following the responses of Uber and Lyft to a public service announcement (PSA) called “The Signs” that draws attention to sexual assaults that …

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Judge Dismisses FCRA Class Action Lawsuit Against Rite Aid for Lack of Standing Under U.S. Constitution

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn In December of 2017, a federal Judge in Pennsylvania dismissed a class action lawsuit against Rite Aid Corporation claiming violations of the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) that regulates background checks for employment purposes for lack of standing under Article III of the United States Constitution.

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Employment Screening Resources to Present Webinar on Top Ten Background Check Trends of 2018

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Leading global background check provider Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) will present a live webinar hosted by ESR founder and CEO Attorney Lester Rosen entitled “ESR Top Ten Background Check Trends for 2018” that will take place on Wednesday, January 17, 2018, from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM Noon Pacific …

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Employment Screening Resources (ESR) Releases Top Ten Background Check Trends for 2018

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) – a leading global background check firm – has released the 11th annual “ESR Top Ten Background Check Trends” for 2018 that feature emerging and influential trends in the background screening industry for the coming year. The top ten background check trends for 2018 are …

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Millennials Expanding in Workforce Will Make Background Checks More Applicant Friendly in 2018

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn “Millennials” – people aged 20 to 35 in 2016 – are expected to overtake “Baby Boomers” aged 52 to 70 in population in 2019, according to the Pew Research Center. The fact that technically savvy Millennials have overtaken Baby Boomers as the largest segment of the U.S. workforce …

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Local Ban the Box Laws Will Be Challenged as Less Effective than Statewide Laws with Incentives for Employers in 2018

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn As of January 2018, 30 states and more than 150 cities and counties in America have passed “Ban the Box” laws that remove questions about criminal history from job applications and delay such inquiries until later in the hiring process. The fact that employers will have to deal …

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FCRA Class Action Lawsuits Will Continue to Target Employers Performing Background Checks in 2018

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On May 16, 2016, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Spokeo, Inc. v. Robins that plaintiffs must prove “concrete injury” in class action lawsuits for alleged “bare” violations of a federal statute such as the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). The fact that employers are still targeted in lawsuits …

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New Data Protection Regulations for European Union will Elevate Privacy Rules for International Screening in 2018

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On May 25, 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will take effect as the primary law regulating how companies protect the personal data of citizens in the European Union (EU). The need for U.S. companies to comply with GDPR privacy rules when performing international background screening in the …

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