Another FCRA Lawsuit Filed Against Michaels Stores

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn A class action lawsuit alleging violations of the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) with improper background checks on job applicants was filed against Michaels Stores – the second FCRA lawsuit filed against the retail craft supply chain in as many months – according to a report …

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FCRA Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against Pizza Hut

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn A class action lawsuit filed against Pizza Hut alleges that the company violated the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) requirement that a “clear and conspicuous disclosure” about a background check for employment purposes be made in writing “in a document that consists solely of the disclosure.” …

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Report Makes Case for Federal Ban the Box Initiative

 Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn A January 2015 report from the National Employment Law Project (NELP) – ‘Advancing a Federal Fair Chance Hiring Agenda: Background Check Reforms in Over 100 Cities, Counties & States Pave the Way for Presidential Action’ – makes the case for a federal Ban the Box initiative to …

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Webinar Reveals Top Background Check Trends for 2015

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) – ‘The Background Check Authority®’ – presented a complimentary webinar hosted by ESR Founder and CEO Attorney Lester Rosen titled “ESR Top Ten Background Check Trends for 2015” on January 21, 2015. The webinar featured emerging and influential trends in the background check …

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Class Action Lawsuit Filed Over Background Checks

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn A class action lawsuit filed against Michaels Stores Inc. alleges the craft supply retailer “neglected to properly inform job applicants that the company regularly performed background checks on potential employees during the application process” in violation of state and federal consumer protection laws, according to a report …

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Webinars on Top Background Check Trends for 2015

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Attorney Lester Rosen, founder and CEO of Employment Screening Resources® (ESR), will present two webinars titled the ‘ESR Top Ten Background Check Trends for 2015’ on Wednesday, January 21, 2015 and Thursday, January 22, 2015. For information about the “ESR Speaks” schedule, please visit http://www.esrcheck.com/Stay-Updated/ESR-Speaks/.

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Paramount Class Action Lawsuit Alleges FCRA Violations

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn A class action lawsuit claims Paramount Pictures Corporation improperly performed consumer reports for employment purposes in alleged violation of federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), according to TopClassActions.com. The FCRA regulates the collection, dissemination, and use of consumer information including credit reports. The full story is available …

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Employment Screening Resources to Present Webinar for Top Ten Background Check Trends in 2015

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) – ‘The Background Check Authority®’ – will present a complimentary webinar hosted by ESR Founder and CEO Attorney Lester Rosen for the ESR Top Ten Background Check Trends for 2015 on Wednesday, January 21, 2015. The webinar will take place from 11:00 AM …

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Employment Screening Resources Reveals Top Ten Background Check Trends for 2015

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) has revealed the 8th Annual ESR Top Ten Background Check Trends for 2015 selected by ESR Founder and CEO Attorney Lester Rosen. As in 2014, the “Ban the Box” movement that eliminates criminal record questions on initial job applications to give ex-offenders a …

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Ban the Box Laws that Go Overboard May Hurt Ex-Offenders and the Unemployed in 2015

Written By Attorney Lester Rosen, Founder & CEO of Employment Screening Resources (ESR) Ban the Box laws, which protect ex-offenders from an “early knock out” punch in the hiring process based solely on the early disclosure of a criminal record, will quickly reach a tipping point in the U.S. in 2015. However, when these Ban …

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