New Tennessee Law will Require Background Checks for College Resident Assistants

New legislation in Tennessee approved by legislators as an amendment to Senate Bill 1648/House Bill 1951 will require background checks for college resident assistants (RAs), according to a news report on the JacksonSun.com website. Under the new law, which takes effect July 1, 2011, people who would have access to student rooms will undergo background checks before…

ESR President Lester Rosen to Present Session at 2011 SHRM Annual Conference in Las Vegas on June 29

Attorney and safe hiring expert Lester Rosen, President of Employment Screening Resources (ESR), a nationwide background screening provider accredited by The National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS), will present a session, ‘Legal and Effective Reference Checking and Education Verification,’ at the 2011 Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Annual Conference and Exposition on Wednesday,…

Louisiana and Pennsylvania Senates Pass Bills Requiring State Contractors to Use E-Verify

The State Senates of Louisiana and Pennsylvania have overwhelmingly passed legislation – Louisiana Senate Bill 66 and Pennsylvania Senate Bill 637 – that would require state contractors to use the government’s E-Verify electronic employment eligibility verification system to verify that the workers they hire are legally eligible to work in the United States. Both bills…

New York Bill Would Bar Discrimination against Unemployed Job Seekers by Making the Unemployed a Protected Class

In an effort to bar discrimination against unemployed job seekers in New York state, Senate Bill 5316 (SB 5316) – proposed by Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins (35th District- D/WF/I) – would make the unemployed a “protected class” in New York and make it illegal for employers to deny out-of-work applicants an interview or position solely because…

Safe Hiring Expert Helps Employers Understand Background Checks and FCRA Compliance in Four Easy Steps

In a recent HR Daily Advisor Tip entitled ‘The FCRA Dance—Steps Are Easy, Mastery Hard,’ Attorney at Law and safe hiring expert Lester Rosen explains that “to avoid employee problems, avoid problem employees” and that employers need to understand background checks and “the delicate dance” of the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) that regulates employment…