American Meat Industry CEO Addresses Importance of Employment Verification with E-Verify

By Thomas Ahearn, ESR Staff Noting that polling shows Americans think immigration laws need reform but Congress has yet to translate national sentiment into action, the leading voice of the American Meat Industry (AMI) – the nation’s oldest and largest meat and poultry trade association – believes the reauthorization and improvement of the online employment verification…

Former Harvard Student Allegedly Faked Academic Credentials for Scholarships and Financial Aid

Any employers, including prestigious universities, doubting the need for education verifications as a part of effective background screening programs may reconsider after hearing the story of a former Harvard student who allegedly faked academic credentials and references — even transcripts with perfect SAT grades — to win prizes, scholarships, and receive grants and financial aid. According to…

DOT Launches Pre-Employment Screening Program for Commercial Motor Carriers and Drivers

By Thomas Ahearn, ESR Staff Writer Citing safety as its highest priority, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has launched a Pre-Employment Screening Program (PSP) which allows commercial motor carrier companies to electronically access driver inspection and crash records as a part of the hiring process. According to a…

CA Poll Shows 86 Percent of People More Likely to Frequent Businesses Using E-Verify

by Thomas Ahearn, ESR Staff Writer When asked if they would be ‘more or less likely’ to frequent a business displaying an E-Verify sticker ensuring that it uses the government’s employment eligibility verification system, a vast majority of respondents – 86 percent – said they would be ‘more likely’ to frequent such a business, according…