“Gig Economy” Businesses Will Continue to Try to Build Consumer Trust Through Their Background Screening Programs

Written By Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) “Gig economy” businesses that use online applications or “apps” to facilitate on-demand services for consumers that are provided by relative strangers in an extended workforce will continue to try to build trust with consumers through their background screening programs, according to the “ESR Top Ten Background Check Trends” for…

Appeals Court Rules Uber and Lyft Must Stop Classifying Drivers as Contractors

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On October 22, 2020, a California appeals court ruled in a unanimous decision that Uber and Lyft must comply with a preliminary injunction requiring them to stop classifying their drivers as independent contractors so they receive the same protections and benefits as other workers at the transportation…

Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission Reviews Lyft Background Check Process

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn In August 2020, the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) Bureau of Audits released a background check process review of ride-sharing app provider Lyft since public utilities in Pennsylvania – including transportation network companies (TNCs) such as Lyft – are subject to the PUC’s authority to supervise and…

Attorney Lester Rosen to Speak at Virtual 2020 PBSA Annual Conference

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Attorney Lester Rosen, founder and chief executive officer (CEO) of Employment Screening Resources® (ESR), will present a session about “gig economy” background screeners for the Professional Background Screening Association (PBSA) at the virtual 2020 PBSA Annual Conference being held due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Rosen– author of…

Attorney Lester Rosen Discusses Gig Economy Background Checks in Podcast

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Attorney Lester Rosen, the founder and chief executive officer (CEO) of leading global background check firm Employment Screening Resources® (ESR), participated in a podcast titled “Background Checks and Beyond” hosted by Elle Tucker of the Marketplace Risk Platform Podcast to talk about screening for the “gig economy.”…

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…