Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn October 18, 2018, the New Orleans City Council (NOLA) passed a Ban the Box ordinance which will prohibit the City and City contractors from asking about the criminal history of potential employees on initial job applications. The legislation takes effect on March 1, 2019, according to a …Continue reading "New Orleans City Council Passes Ban the Box Ordinance that will take Effect in March 2019"
Written By Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) The National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS) – the global authority for the background screening profession – has recognized Dawn Standerwick, Vice President of Strategic Growth at Employment Screening Resources® (ESR), as the longest serving board member in the history of the NAPBS with nine years of service, …Continue reading "Dawn Standerwick Recognized as Longest Serving NAPBS Board Member after Nine Years of Service"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The Mayor of Temple Terrace, Florida has changed her profile on the city website by dropping the “Dr.” before her name and removing a reference to a Ph.D. in psychology “to address revelations that the Ph.D. she has long touted comes from a diploma mill and that she …Continue reading "Mayor of City in Florida Drops Ph.D. from Biography after Issuing School Revealed to Be Diploma Mill"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On October 16, 2018, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced that a tenant screening company in Texas agreed to pay $3 million to settle charges of failing to take reasonable steps to ensure the accuracy of information provided to landlords and property managers that caused renters to …Continue reading "Tenant Screening Company to Pay $3 Million to Settle FTC Charges of Failing to Meet FCRA Accuracy Requirements"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS) – the leading national resource for issues related to the background screening profession – has announced that a record-breaking 882 background screening professionals attended the 2018 NAPBS Annual Conference.Continue reading "2018 NAPBS Annual Conference Breaks Attendance Record"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On October 14, 2018, public records expert Michael Sankey was honored as the first recipient of the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS) Lifetime Achievement Award. Sankey was part of the steering committee that in 2003 founded the NAPBS, a professional trade association for the background screening …Continue reading "Public Records Expert Michael Sankey Honored as First Recipient of NAPBS Lifetime Achievement Award"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn In September 2018, a California appeals court ruled a Walmart employee who was sexually assaulted by a co-worker while off-duty and out of the workplace could not proceed with her negligent hiring and retention claims against the company, according to an update from the Society for Human …Continue reading "Appeals Court Rules Walmart Not Liable in Negligent Hiring Case for Sexual Assault by Off-Duty Employee Out of Workplace"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On September 7, 2018, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder signed an executive directive instructing all state departments and agencies to “Ban the Box” and remove the felony question box that precedes job applications on NEOGOV – the website where residents can apply for state employment – and replace …Continue reading "Michigan Joins Ban the Box Movement and Removes Criminal History Question from State Job Applications"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn A man arrested on suspicion of murder who had a lengthy criminal record admitted he falsified his date of birth on a volunteer job application and provided false information for a background check to coach children in a Charlotte youth football league, according to a report from …Continue reading "Murder Suspect Lied on Background Check to Coach Youth Football Team"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On April 13, 2018, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker signed An Act Relative to Criminal Justice Reform (Senate Bill S.2371) to amend the state’s “Ban the Box” law and further restrict the ability of employers to consider the criminal history of job applicants during the hiring process. The Act …Continue reading "Amended Massachusetts Ban the Box Law Takes Effect October 13"