Walgreens to Pay $7.5 Million for Employing Unlicensed Pharmacist without Proper Background Check

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On February 3, 2020, the Alameda County District Attorney (DA) announced a $7.5 million settlement in a consumer protection action against Walgreens for employing a pharmacist for over a decade who was not licensed by the Board of Pharmacy. This mistake occurred due to a failure “to…

Automated Hiring Using Artificial Intelligence (AI) to Eliminate Bias Will Remain a Work in Progress in 2020

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Employers using automated hiring platforms powered by artificial intelligence or (AI) in the belief that they are less biased and discriminatory than humans will discover using such technology in background screening will remain a work in progress in 2020, according to the “ESR Top Ten Background Check…

Gig Economy Businesses Will Take Background Checks of On Demand Workers More Seriously in 2020

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn “Gig economy” businesses that provide transportation, housing, repairs, delivery, and many other services on demand through software applications (“apps”) will take background checks of workers more seriously with ongoing monitoring and continuous screening in 2020, according to the “ESR Top Ten Background Check Trends” for 2020 compiled…

Timeliness of Service and Cost Will Remain Challenges Employers Face with Background Screening Providers in 2020

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The 2019 Employers Background Screening Survey ranked ‘Timeliness of Service’ and ‘Cost’ as the top challenges that employers face with their background screening providers and these factors will remain challenges for employers and background screeners in 2020, according to the “ESR Top Ten Background Check Trends” for…

Attorney Lester Rosen to Present Webinar for American Staffing Association on Background Check Compliance

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Attorney Lester Rosen, the founder and chief executive officer (CEO) of Employment Screening Resources® (ESR), will present a live webinar titled “An In-Depth Conversation on Background Check Compliance” on Thursday, January 30, 2020, from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Eastern Time for the American Staffing Association (ASA),…

What Information Might Appear in a Background Check on Santa Claus

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn (In the Spirit of the Holiday Season) Just in time for Christmas, leading global background check provider Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) wondered what information on appearance, criminal history, alias names, work/address/driving history, personal life, and eyewitness accounts might appear in a background check on the legendary figure…