Press Release

http://www.prlog.org/10204703-employment-screening-resources-enters-ninth-year-of-publishing-leading-industry-newsletter.html PRLog (Press Release) – Mar 24, 2009 – Employment Screening Resources (ESR), a leading U.S. background screening firm has announced that it has entered the ninth year of publishing the industry leading ESR Newsletter and Legal Update, the monthly newsletter that summarizes new trends, legal developments and best practices for employers. The newsletter is…

ESRcheck Report Newsletter

  The ESRcheck Report is a free monthly newsletter from Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) that provides timely and vital information about background checks for employers, recruiters, HR professionals, and security providers. Stay current on ever-changing legal compliance issues at state and federal level pertaining to employment screening. Get information from a background check firm that…

Megan’s Law and Registered Sexual Offenders – An “Only in California” Twist

The use of the California Sexual Registration listing, commo nly known as Megan’s Law, is widespread among employers.  However, there is a little known provision in California that may actually limit an employer’s legal use of that information in some situations. The Megan’s Law was first passed in 1996.  Originally, information on sex offenders that…

Cup of Coffee with that Criminal Conviction? Starbucks Case Underscores Importance of Well-Crafted Employment Application

A recent California appellate court case, Starbucks Corporation v. Lord, addressed the issue of how applicants are asked about criminal records on an application form. A class action was filed against Starbucks Corporation on behalf of 135,000 unsuccessful job applicants on the basis that the Starbucks application contains an ‘illegal question’ about prior marijuana convictions…