EEOC Issues Updated COVID-19 Assistance Publication to Address Vaccinations

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On December 16, 2020, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) posted an updated and expanded technical assistance publication that addressed questions arising under the Federal Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Laws related to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic with new information for employers and employees about COVID-19 vaccinations, …

Continue reading "EEOC Issues Updated COVID-19 Assistance Publication to Address Vaccinations"

Employment Screening Resources (ESR) CEO Lester Rosen Recognized for Transformational Work in Human Resources

Written By Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) Attorney Lester Rosen, the founder and chief executive officer (CEO) of leading global background check provider Employment Screening Resources® (ESR), has been named a 2020 HRO Today Magazine HR Superstar for his transforming body of work in Human Resources as a background screening leader. The 2020 HRO Today HR …

Continue reading "Employment Screening Resources (ESR) CEO Lester Rosen Recognized for Transformational Work in Human Resources"

Employment Screening Resources (ESR) Renews HRCI Approved Provider Status

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Employment Screening Resources® (ESR), a leading global background check provider, has achieved renewal of its “Approved Provider” status from the HR Certification Institute (HRCI®), the premier credentialing and learning organization for the human resources (HR) profession, for the period of January 1, 2021, to December 31, 2021. The …

Continue reading "Employment Screening Resources (ESR) Renews HRCI Approved Provider Status"

Uber Fined $59 Million for Refusing to Turn Over Sexual Assault Data to CPUC

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On December 14, 2020, an administrative judge ruled that Uber – the most popular transportation network company (TNC) in the United States – must pay a fine of more than $59 million for repeatedly refusing to turn over data related to the company’s 2019 sexual assault report …

Continue reading "Uber Fined $59 Million for Refusing to Turn Over Sexual Assault Data to CPUC"

NBA Suspends Randon Drug Testing for Marijuana in 2020-2021 Season

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The National Basketball Association (NBA) and the National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) have agreed to temporarily suspend the random drug testing of NBA players for marijuana in the 2020-21 season that is scheduled to begin on December 22, 2020, according to a statement from NBA spokesperson Mike …

Continue reading "NBA Suspends Randon Drug Testing for Marijuana in 2020-2021 Season"

EEOC Launches New Process for Requesting Formal Opinion Letters

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On December 8, 2020, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced the launching of a new process for the public to request a formal opinion letter from the EEOC concerning Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act …

Continue reading "EEOC Launches New Process for Requesting Formal Opinion Letters"

Tenant Screening Company Settles FTC Allegations of FCRA Violations

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On December 8, 2020, a California-based company that provides background check reports to property management companies agreed to pay $4.25 million as part of a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) over allegations the firm failed to follow reasonable procedures to ensure the accuracy of its …

Continue reading "Tenant Screening Company Settles FTC Allegations of FCRA Violations"

EEOC Asked to Clarify Authority to Investigate Bias in AI Hiring Technologies

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On December 8, 2020, ten Democratic members of the United States Senate sent a letter requesting clarification from the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) Chair Janet Dhillon regarding the EEOC’s authority to investigate bias in Artificial Intelligence (AI) driven hiring technologies, according to a press release …

Continue reading "EEOC Asked to Clarify Authority to Investigate Bias in AI Hiring Technologies"

Lawsuit Claims Background Check Process Unfairly Harmed Black Job Applicants

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On December 3, 2020, a class action lawsuit was filed in federal court that claimed the background check process of New York Life Insurance Company that allegedly denied jobs due to past arrests not resulting in convictions was discriminatory and disproportionately harmed Black job applicants, ClassAction.org reported. …

Continue reading "Lawsuit Claims Background Check Process Unfairly Harmed Black Job Applicants"

Attorney Lester Rosen Explains Basics of Pre-employment Screening in Article

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), has written an article available on LinkedIn Pulse titled “The Basics of Pre-employment Screening and Safe Hiring – What Every Employer and HR Professional Needs to Know” …

Continue reading "Attorney Lester Rosen Explains Basics of Pre-employment Screening in Article"