Virginia to Repair Holes in State Criminal Records Database Used for Background Checks

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn In December of 2018, the Virginia State Crime Commission (VSCC) – a criminal justice agency established in the legislative branch of the state government – released recommendations for the fingerprinting of defendants after 750,000 conviction records were found to be missing from the Virginia state criminal records …

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Background Check Process Answered for Job Applicants

Written By Employment Screening Resources (ESR) Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) – a leading global background check provider – answers some Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about the background check process for job applicants. Here are some background check FAQs from www.esrcheck.com/Applicant-Support-Center/FAQs/.

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CFPB Announces Ceiling on Charges for FCRA Disclosures Increased in 2019

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On December 31, 2018, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) – the agency responsible for consumer protection in the financial sector – announced the ceiling on allowable charges for disclosures under the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) had increased from $12.00 to $12.50, effective for 2019.

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Safe Hiring Expert Attorney Lester Rosen to Present Webinar about Background Checks

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 live webinar entitled “Background Checks: Best Practices, Trends, and Legal Compliance” for Aurora Training Advantage on Friday, January 25, 2019, from 11:00 AM to 12:30 AM …

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December 2018 Jobs Report Reveals 312,000 Jobs Added to U.S. Economy

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The United States economy added 312,000 jobs in December 2018 while the unemployment rate rose to 3.9 percent during the month, according to the “Employment Situation” jobs report for December 2018 released by the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

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Vermont Attorney General Issues Guidance on Data Broker Regulation

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On January 1, 2019, the Vermont Data Broker Regulation (Act 171) took effect and requires, among other things, that data brokers register with the Vermont Secretary State and protect the personally identifiable information (PII) of Vermont residents.

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Background Check Expert Attorney Lester Rosen to Present Webinar about Reference Checking

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 live webinar entitled “Reference Checking and Education Verification Compliance” for business training provider Lorman Education Services on Thursday, January 17, 2019, from 10:00 AM to 11:30 …

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Employment Screening Resources (ESR) Releases Top Ten Background Check Trends for 2019

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) – a leading global background check provider – has released its 12th annual “ESR Top Ten Background Check Trends” for 2019 that feature emerging and influential trends in the background screening industry for the coming year. The complete list of top background check …

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EEOC Closed Due to Partial U.S. Federal Government Shutdown

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 – is closed due to the partial shutdown of the United States federal government that began on December 22, 2018, according to a notice on the EEOC website.

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Data Breach Concerns Lead to Increased Focus on Information Security with Screening Firms in 2019

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Background check firms in the United States (U.S.) will have to show their data breach protection and information security capabilities as well as compliance with privacy laws on domestic and international fronts in 2019. This trend has been chosen by global background check provider Employment Screening Resources® …

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