ICE Executes Federal Criminal Search Warrants in Texas that Lead to 160 Arrests for Immigration Violations

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On August 28, 2018, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) – a federal agency under the jurisdiction of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) that enforces laws governing border control – arrested 160 workers on federal immigration violations for unlawfully working in the United States …

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Class Action Lawsuit Claims McDonald’s Violated FCRA with Background Checks on Job Applicants

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn A class action lawsuit filed in a Florida court claims that fast food giant McDonald’s allegedly violated the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) when it conducted background checks on job applicants by failing to obtain proper authorization and disclosure in violation of the FCRA, according to a …

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E-Verify System Act of 2018 Would Require Mandatory Use of E-Verify by All Employers in United States

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On August 23, 2018, Senators Claire McCaskill (D-MO) and Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND) introduced legislation – S.3386,  The E-Verify System Act of 2018 – that would require all employers to use E-Verify to ensure employees are authorized to work in the U.S. legally, according to a press release on Senator McCaskill’s …

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FDIC Issues Modifications to Statement of Policy for Section 19 of the Federal Deposit Insurance Act

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On August 20, 2018, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) – an independent agency created by the U.S. Congress to maintain stability and public confidence in the nation’s financial system – issued Modifications to the Statement of Policy (SOP) for Section 19 of the Federal Deposit Insurance …

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Undocumented Immigrant Accused of Murder Passed Government Background Check that did not Use E-Verify

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn An “undocumented immigrant” accused of murdering a 20-year-old college student in Iowa gave his employer false information to pass a government background check that did not use the federal E-Verify employment eligibility verification system in order to get a job, according to a report from the Des …

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U.S. Youth Soccer Association Agrees to Pay $8.2 Million to Settle Lawsuit Over Background Checks

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On August 17, 2018, the U.S. Youth Soccer Association and its Northern California affiliate agreed to pay $8.2 million to settle a lawsuit over their failure to properly run background checks on a coach who was later convicted of sexually abusing a 13-year-old player, according to a …

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Supreme Court of California Affirms Employers Can Comply with Overlapping ICRAA and CCRAA During Background Checks

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The Supreme Court of California has reviewed a case to resolve a conflict in the Courts of Appeal over whether the Investigative Consumer Reporting Agencies Act (ICRAA) is unconstitutionally vague as applied to employment background checks because it overlaps with the Consumer Credit Reporting Agencies Act (CCRAA). …

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FBI Explains How Felon Passed Background Check to Buy Gun Used to Shoot Three Police Officers

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has responded to questions and explained the breakdown that allowed a dangerous felon to pass a background check to purchase a gun that he later used to shoot three Kansas City police officers, according to a report from FOX4 in Kansas …

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EEOC Sues Kansas School District for Allegedly Violating Equal Pay Act by Paying Women and Men Unequally

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) – the federal agency that enforces laws prohibiting employment discrimination – has filed a lawsuit that claims a Kansas school district violated the Equal Pay Act of 1963 by paying women and men unequally for doing a job with the …

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Congress Urged to Retain Background Check Reforms in Intelligence Appropriations Bill to Reduce Backlog in Investigations

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Representatives of industries supporting national security have sent a letter to House and Senate Intelligence Committee leaders urging them to retain critical background check reforms to the security clearance process in the Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Years 2018 and 2019 that would speed up information collection …

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