California Bill Would Permit Searches of Publicly Accessible Court Cases Based on Defendant’s DOB and Driver’s License Number

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On February 17, 2022, California Senate Bill 1262 (SB 1262) was introduced by Senator Steven Bradford (D-35th District) to require publicly accessible electronic indexes of defendants in criminal cases to permit searches and filtering of results based on a defendant’s driver’s license number or date of birth,…

PBSA and HR.com Release Fifth Annual Survey of Background Screening Trends

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The Professional Background Screening Association (PBSA) – a non-profit trade group representing background screening firms worldwide – and HR.com’s HR Research Institute (HRRI) have released their 5th annual survey of Human Resources (HR) professionals entitled “Background Screening: Trends in the U.S. and Abroad” to identify and examine…

Business Practices Critical for CRAs Seeking PBSA Accreditation

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Business practices that ensure the proper character of owners and employees, worker training, and quality assurance during the performance of background check services are critical for Consumer Reporting Agencies (CRAs) seeking accreditation by the Professional Background Screening Association (PBSA). The PBSA – a non-profit trade association representing…

Verification Services Standards Important for CRAs Seeking PBSA Accreditation

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Policies and procedures to ensure maximum possible accuracy when obtaining, recording, and reporting education verifications and employment verifications for their clients are important for Consumer Reporting Agencies (CRAs) seeking accreditation by the Professional Background Screening Association (PBSA). The PBSA – a non-profit trade association representing the background…