CFPB and FTC to Host Public Workshop to Discuss Accuracy of Credit Reports and Background Checks

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) – the agency enforcing federal consumer financial law – has announced that the CFPB will host a public workshop with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to discuss issues affecting the accuracy of credit reports and background checks on December 10, 2019. …

Illinois Artificial Intelligence Video Interview Act Provides Rights to Jobseekers Undergoing AI Analysis

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn In August of 2019, Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker signed the “Artificial Intelligence Video Interview Act” (House Bill 2557) which will provide rights to jobseekers undergoing an application process that involves video interviews and artificial intelligence or AI analysis. The law takes effect on January 1, 2020. House…

EEOC Files Equal Pay Lawsuit against Nursing Home for Paying Female Nurse Less than Male Nurses

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On September 19, 2019, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) – the agency that enforces federal laws prohibiting employment discrimination – filed an equal pay discrimination lawsuit that claimed a nursing home in Missouri violated the Equal Pay Act (EPA) of 1963 by allegedly paying a…

Employment Screening Resources (ESR) Successfully Completes SOC 2 Type 2 Data Security Audit for 2019

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) – a leading global background check provider – has announced that independent auditors conducting an SSAE 18 SOC 2® (Service Organization Control) Type 2 audit of ESR’s operations for the six month testing period of January 2019 through June 2019 have issued ESR a…

Employment Screening Resources (ESR) CEO Lester Rosen Receives Lifetime Achievement Award from Professional Background Screening Association

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The Professional Background Screening Association (PBSA) – a non-profit trade organization formerly known as the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS) – has given Attorney Lester Rosen, the founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Employment Screening Resources® (ESR), the Mike Sankey Lifetime Achievement Award, the…

Employment Screening Resources (ESR) Completes Annual Privacy Shield Self-Certification for 2019

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) – a leading global background check provider with capabilities in more than 240 countries and territories – has received notification from the International Trade Administration (ITA) that ESR’s annual submission for its self-certification of adherence to the EU-U.S. and Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield Frameworks…