Maine Court Rules FCRA Preempts Amendments to State Credit Reporting Law

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On October 8, 2020, the United States District Court in the District of Maine ruled in Consumer Data Industry Association (CDIA) v. Frey & Lund that two 2019 amendments to the state’s credit reporting law were preempted by the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) and granted …

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Employment Screening Resources (ESR) Ranked First on 2020 HRO Today’s Baker’s Dozen List of Enterprise Pre-Employment Screening Leaders

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) – a leading global background check firm – has been ranked first on the list of “Overall Enterprise Screening Leaders” for the 2020 HRO Today’s Baker’s Dozen Customer Satisfaction Ratings for Pre-Employment Screening. ESR also ranked first in “Enterprise Quality of Service Leaders” …

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Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) Swears In Commissioner

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On October 14, 2020, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) – a federal government agency that advances opportunity in the workplace by enforcing federal laws prohibiting emp­loyment discrimination – announced that Jocelyn Samuels was sworn in as a Commissioner of the EEOC. “I am committed to …

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Background Check Expert to Present Webinar on Criminal Records and Hiring

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), will present a webinar entitled “Criminal Records and Hiring – Is your Program Legal and Fair?” sponsored by AbideEdict from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. PST on …

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Man Who Sold Gun Used in Shooting Without Background Check Pleads Guilty

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn A man who sold a rifle without a background check that was later used to kill seven people and injure 25 more – including three police officers – during a 2019 mass shooting in Midland and Odessa, Texas, has pleaded guilty to a gun crime, according to …

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EEOC Requests Public Comment on Changes to Conciliation Process

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On October 9, 2020, the Federal Register published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) from the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) that proposes to amend procedural rules in order to enhance the effectiveness and accountability of the conciliation process, according to a press release from the …

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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 …

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Attorney Lester Rosen to Speak at Rise Above 2020 Global HR Evolution Summit

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), will take part in a panel discussion during the Rise Above 2020 – A Global HR Evolution Summit sponsored by Neeyamo from 10:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. …

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Appeals Court Affirms Dismissal of Ex-Offender Hiring Discrimination Lawsuit

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On September 21, 2020, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals for the Western District of New York affirmed the dismissal by a district court’s judgment in a 2 to 1 decision of a class action lawsuit that claimed a company’s refusal to hire ex-offenders with criminal convictions …

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CFPB Urged to Stop Allowing Credit Reporting Industry to Violate FCRA

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On September 24, 2020, a letter sent by a coalition of 21 consumer, faith, and advocacy groups to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) urged the CFPB to revoke the permission they granted the credit reporting industry to violate the 30-day deadline imposed by the Fair Credit …

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