Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On July 21, 2021, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled in a class action lawsuit filed against Amazon.com that time spent on an employer’s premises waiting to undergo, and undergoing, mandatory security screening constituted “hours worked” within the meaning of the Pennsylvania Minimum Wage Act (PMWA). This case …Continue reading "Court Rules Employers Must Pay Workers for Time Spent in Security Screenings"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The United States economy added 263,000 jobs in April 2019 while the unemployment rate declined to 3.6 percent during the month, according to the jobs report for April 2019 released by the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The jobs report showed the number of …Continue reading "April 2019 Jobs Report Shows U.S. Economy Added 263,000 Jobs in Month"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On February 25, 2019, the Supreme Court of the United States vacated a “major” Appeals Court decision in Yovino v. Rizo (18-272) which ruled in favor of a woman in an equal pay claim made against Fresno County in California because a judge died before the decision …Continue reading "U.S. Supreme Court Vacates Major Appeals Court Decision in Equal Pay Case Due to Death of Judge"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) – the world’s largest HR professional society – will hold the SHRM 2019 Talent Conference & Exposition in Nashville, Tennessee from April 8 to 10, 2019. The conference will feature screening industry leaders such as background expert Attorney Lester Rosen, …Continue reading "Background Check Expert Attorney Lester Rosen to Speak at SHRM 2019 Talent Conference & Exposition"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) asserts that the many ex-offenders with criminal records they have hired “fresh out of prison” – some to work as Human Resources (HR) officials who assist in screening job applicants – all have been “properly vetted,” according to a report …Continue reading "VA Hiring of Ex-Offenders Shows “Catch 22” Situation Employers Face with Use of Criminal Records"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The United States Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs is inviting feedback on information security issues that include the collection, use, and protection of sensitive information by financial regulators and private companies, according to a press release on the Committee’s website.Continue reading "U.S. Senate Banking Committee Invites Feedback on Information Security Issues in Financial Sector"
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 February 15, 2019, five employees were shot and killed at a warehouse in Aurora, Illinois by a worker who was being fired, an incident highlighting the dangers Human Resource (HR) professionals can face from workplace violence, according to an article from the Society for Human Resource …Continue reading "Aurora Warehouse Shooting Highlights Dangers HR Professionals Face from Workplace Violence"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The number of job openings in the United States reached a series high of 7.3 million on the last business day of December 2018 – the highest level since the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) started measuring them in 2000 – according to the Job Openings and Labor …Continue reading "Job Openings Reach Record High of 7.3 Million in December 2018"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Just in time for Valentine’s Day, the Better Business Bureau (BBB) – whose mission is to be the leader in advancing marketplace trust – is offering tips on how to avoid online romance scams since online dating and social media have made it easier than ever …Continue reading "BBB Offers Tips on Avoiding Romance Scams Just in Time for Valentine’s Day"