EEOC Issues Updated COVID-19 Assistance Publication to Address Vaccinations

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On December 16, 2020, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) posted an updated and expanded technical assistance publication that addressed questions arising under the Federal Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Laws related to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic with new information for employers and employees about COVID-19 vaccinations,…

Employment Screening Resources (ESR) CEO Lester Rosen Recognized for Transformational Work in Human Resources

Written By Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) Attorney Lester Rosen, the founder and chief executive officer (CEO) of leading global background check provider Employment Screening Resources® (ESR), has been named a 2020 HRO Today Magazine HR Superstar for his transforming body of work in Human Resources as a background screening leader. The 2020 HRO Today HR…

Employment Screening Resources (ESR) Renews HRCI Approved Provider Status

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Employment Screening Resources® (ESR), a leading global background check provider, has achieved renewal of its “Approved Provider” status from the HR Certification Institute (HRCI®), the premier credentialing and learning organization for the human resources (HR) profession, for the period of January 1, 2021, to December 31, 2021. The…

EEOC Asked to Clarify Authority to Investigate Bias in AI Hiring Technologies

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On December 8, 2020, ten Democratic members of the United States Senate sent a letter requesting clarification from the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) Chair Janet Dhillon regarding the EEOC’s authority to investigate bias in Artificial Intelligence (AI) driven hiring technologies, according to a press release…

Lawsuit Claims Background Check Process Unfairly Harmed Black Job Applicants

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On December 3, 2020, a class action lawsuit was filed in federal court that claimed the background check process of New York Life Insurance Company that allegedly denied jobs due to past arrests not resulting in convictions was discriminatory and disproportionately harmed Black job applicants, ClassAction.org reported.…