USCIS Informs Employers to Continue Using Form I-9 that Expires on August 31 Until New Edition Released

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn (Updated August 27, 2019) The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) – an agency of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) – has informed employers in the United States to continue using the “Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification” released on July 17, 2017, despite the expiration date…

NAPBS Supports Chipping In for CAUSE Charity Golf Tournament Benefitting Sue Weaver CAUSE

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS) – a non-profit trade association representing companies that perform background screening – is proud to support the 3rd annual Chipping in for CAUSE charity golf tournament benefitting the Sue Weaver CAUSE that will take place at the Tournament Players…

Court Rules Background Check for Independent Contractor Does Not Trigger Protections for Employment Purposes under FCRA

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn              On August 9, 2019, a ruling in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia found that a background check for independent contractors does not trigger the protections applicable for a background check for “employment purposes” under the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA).…

Woman Injured in On-Camera Shooting of Journalists by their Former Co-Worker Sues TV Station for Negligent Hiring

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn A woman injured during the on-camera shooting of two television journalists by their disgruntled former co-worker while being interviewed in August of 2015 has sued the TV station where all three worked for negligent hiring and retention, according to a report from The Roanoke Times. The complaint filed…

Partial Settlement Reached with Equifax and TransUnion Over Alleged FCRA Violations with Credit Files

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn A partial settlement has been reached in a lawsuit against three major credit reporting agencies – Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion – over alleged violations of the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) due to inaccurate credit files, with a notice stating that a partial settlement was reached between…