New Pennsylvania Law Clarifies Background Check Clearances

  Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf has signed House Bill 1276 to help clarify the state’s new law regarding background check clearances for employees and volunteers who have direct and routine contact with children. A copy of Pennsylvania HB 1276, which takes effect immediately, is available at https://www.esrcheck.com/file/PennsylvaniaHouseBill1276.pdf.

Uber and Lyft Face FCRA Class Action Lawsuits

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Two class action lawsuits filed against Uber Technologies Inc. and Lyft Inc. claim the ride sharing technology companies violated the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), the Investigative Consumer Reporting Agencies Act (ICRAA), and the Consumer Credit Reporting Agencies Act (CCRAA) by allegedly not providing clear background check…

Free E-Verify Webinars Scheduled for July 2015

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) – the government agency overseeing lawful immigration to the United States – is offering free E-Verify Webinars for employers in July 2015 about the Internet-based employment eligibility verification system. To view the E-Verify webinar schedule, visit http://www.uscis.gov/e-verify/e-verify-webinars/take-free-webinar.

June Jobs Report Shows Gain of 223,000

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Total nonfarm employment in the United States increased by 223,000 jobs in June while the unemployment rate and the number of unemployed persons declined to 5.3 percent and 8.3 million respectively, according to ‘THE EMPLOYMENT SITUATION — JUNE 2015’ released by the U.S. Department of Labor Bureau…

Business Practices Strong Foundation of NAPBS Accredited Background Screening Firms

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The general business practices of a background screening firm go a long way in making sure that company performs accurate and thorough background checks. A background screening firm accredited by the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS) has business practices that ensure proper character of owners…

Researcher Standards Set High for NAPBS Accredited Background Screening Firms

  Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Criminal background checks performed by public record researchers at the county court level are the backbone of employment screening. A background screening firm accredited by the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS) seeks the highest standards from these researchers and ensures those standards will be…