Social Security Administration Changing Way Social Security Numbers are Issued with Randomization Effective June 25

Effective June 25, 2011, the Social Security Administration (SSA) will change the way Social Security Numbers (SSNs) are issued by using “randomization,” a new randomized assignment methodology that will help protect the integrity of the SSN, extend the available pool of nine digit SSNs in every state, and extend the longevity of the SSN nationwide.…

Eight Truths Employers Should Know about Employment Screening Background Checks

Employment screening background checks have become a mission critical task to ensure employers avoid the legal and financial nightmare of hiring employees who are unfit, unqualified, dangerous, or dishonest. However, some employers have misconceptions concerning background checks.  Here are eight simple truths every business, both large and small, should know about employment screening background checks.

Many US States Considering Bills Limiting Use of Credit Reports for Employment Screening Background Checks

While only four U.S. states – Hawaii, Oregon, Washington, and most recently Illinois – currently have laws limiting or prohibiting credit checks by employers on job applicants and employees, lawmakers in many U.S. states are currently proposing legislation restricting the use of credit reports for employment screening background checks. In all, lawmakers in 18 U.S.…

Article Outlines what Employers Need to Know about Top Ten Issues with State Background Checks

A recent article by two labor and employment attorneys published on the Association of Corporate Council (ACC) website – ‘Top Ten State Background Issues’ – summarizes key state background check issues that employers need to know about since there are an increasing number of state issues that must be considered by employers when conducting employment…

Attorney Lester Rosen to Discuss Best Practices for Background Checks at San Francisco EAC Event

Lester Rosen, Attorney at Law and President of Employment Screening Resources (ESR), a background check company in Novato, California accredited by the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS®), will present an educational session – ‘Negligent Hiring and Background Checks: Best Practices and Legal Compliance’ – for the San Francisco Employers Advisory Council (SF EAC).…