Safe Hiring Expert Attorney Lester Rosen to Present Webinar on How to Spot Resume Fraud

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Do employers really know who they are hiring just by looking at a resume? To help employers find out, Attorney Lester Rosen, founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Employment Screening Resources® (ESR), will host a live webinar entitled “Lies and Resumes: Steps to Legally Identify and …

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Court Rules FCRA Prohibits All Extraneous Information in Background Check Disclosure Forms

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On January 29, 2019, the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals issued an opinion in Gilberg v. California Check Cashing Stores that the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) prohibits any and all extraneous information in required FCRA background check disclosures, even information about rights under state …

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Background Check Expert Tells SHRM that Screening Firms Need to Ensure Information Security

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Employers and screening firms conducting background checks will feel “pressure” to ensure information security and will be “interested in how artificial intelligence (AI) technology will improve the screening experience in 2019,” according to an article from the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).

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EEOC Equal Pay Discrimination Lawsuit Settled for More than $36,000

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn In January of 2019, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) – which enforces federal laws prohibiting employment discrimination – announced that a settlement of $36,802 was reached in an EEOC equal pay discrimination lawsuit, according to an EEOC press release.

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SHRM “Getting Talent Back to Work” Initiative Helps Ex-Offenders with Criminal Records Find Jobs

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On January 27, 2019, the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) – the world’s largest HR professional society representing 300,000 members in more than 165 countries – announced the launch of the SHRM Getting Talent Back to Work national initiative that champions the hiring of ex-offenders with criminal records, …

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January 2019 Jobs Report Shows 304,000 Jobs Added to U.S. Economy

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The United States economy added 304,000 jobs in January 2019 while the unemployment rate rose to 4.0 percent during the month, according to the January 2019 jobs report released by the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

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Background Check Expert Tells SHRM Employers Should Be Careful with Social Media Screening

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Employers are ramping up their use of social media screening in 2019 but they must ensure that these searches protect the privacy of job applicants, according to a background check expert interviewed for an article – the first in a two-part series – from the Society for …

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E-Verify Resumes Operations after Partial Government Shutdown Ends

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The E-Verify electronic employment eligibility verification service has resumed operations after being unavailable for over a month due to a lapse in federal funding for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) that caused the longest United States federal government shutdown in history that lasted from December 22, 2018, …

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Report Finds FCRA Lawsuits Have Increased on Annual Basis Since 2011

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Consumer complaints involving the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) reached 4,531 in 2018, and have risen in number every year since 2011, making the FCRA the only consumer statute that has continued to increase in lawsuits filed, according to the latest report from WebRecon CEO Jack …

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Background Check Expert Attorney Lester Rosen to Present Hiring Hacks Webinar on February 11

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Attorney Lester Rosen, founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of leading global background check firm Employment Screening Resources® (ESR), will present a free background check webinar sponsored by Glassdoor entitled “13 Hiring Hacks in 30 Minutes” on Monday, February 11, 2019, from 10:00 to 10:30 pm PST.

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