FCRA Lawsuits Will Remain a Potential Threat to Employers After Supreme Court Decision in Spokeo Case

  Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On May 16, 2016, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled in the case of Spokeo, Inc. v. Robins that consumers must prove “concrete injury” in class action lawsuits for alleged “bare” violations of a federal statute. However, the fact that class action lawsuits involving …

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Drug Testing in Workplace Will Have to Deal with Growth of State Laws Allowing Use of Marijuana

  Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn As of November 2016, a total of 28 U.S. states, the District of Columbia, Guam, and Puerto Rico allow for comprehensive public medical marijuana and cannabis programs, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCLS) website. Some states have also passed laws allowing for the …

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Use of Big Data for Background Checks Will Be Closely Watched for Potential Discrimination Issues

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn In October of 2016, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) held a public meeting at agency headquarters in Washington, D.C. on how “Big Data” – the use of algorithms, data scraping of the internet, and other means of evaluating thousands of pieces of information about an …

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Employment Screening Resources to Announce Top Ten Background Check Trends for 2017

  Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) – a leading global background check provider that enables employers to make informed hiring decisions quickly and easily – will announce the selection of the 10th annual ‘ESR Top Ten Background Check Trends’ for 2017 by ESR Founder and CEO Attorney Lester …

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Uber and Lyft Drivers in Massachusetts to Undergo Most Comprehensive State Background Checks in Nation

  Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The two largest Transportation Network Companies (TNC) in Massachusetts – Uber and Lyft – have entered into voluntary agreements to ensure the immediate implementation of the most stringent background checks for TNC drivers of any state in the nation, according to a press release from the office of …

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Safe Hiring Expert Attorney Lester Rosen Reviews Best Practices for Background Checks

  Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Attorney and safe hiring expert Lester Rosen, Founder and CEO of Employment Screening Resources® (ESR), will present a 90 minute audio conference for HRTrainingCenter.com entitled “Background Checks and Safe Hiring: Trends, Legal Developments, and Best Practices” on Tuesday, September 27, 2016, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 …

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Massachusetts Passes Law with Strongest Background Check Requirements in Nation for Transportation Network Companies

  Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On August 5, 2016, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker signed bipartisan legislation – Bill H. 4570 – an Act for regulating drivers of  “transportation network companies” (TNCs) such as Uber and Lyft that includes “the strongest state background check requirements in the nation,” according to a press …

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Attorney Lester Rosen To Examine Top Ten Background Check Trends in Webinar on May 2

  Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn To help employers stay up to date with evolving trends in the background check industry, Attorney Lester Rosen, founder and CEO of Employment Screening Resources® (ESR), will present a live webinar for the Clear Law Institute entitled “Top Ten Background Check Trends for 2016” on Monday, …

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Marin Business Forum Event on Background Checks Features Safe Hiring Expert Attorney Lester Rosen

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The Marin Business Forum (MBF) will present an event with the Novato Chamber of Commerce on “Background Checks” featuring Attorney Lester Rosen, founder and CEO of Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) on Thursday, March 24, 2016 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. To register, visit http://marinbusinessforum.com/event-registration/.

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Employment Screening Resources to Co-Host Webinar with Paycor on Trends for Background Checks in 2016

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Employment Screening Resources (ESR), a leading global provider of on demand background check services, will co-host a third webinar in a three part series on recruiting and hiring with leading HR and payroll software provider Paycor. This webinar, entitled ‘Strategies and Trends for Background Checks in 2016 …

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