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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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. …

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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” …

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November 2020 Jobs Report Shows 245,000 Jobs Added in COVID-19 Recovery

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The United States economy added 245,000 jobs while the unemployment rate declined to 6.7 percent in November 2020, improvements reflecting the continued resumption of economic activity curtailed due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, according to the jobs report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The jobs …

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EEOC Launches New Interactive Data Tool to Track Employment Trends

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On December 2, 2020, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) launched a new interactive data query and mapping tool called EEOC Explore that gives users access to the most current, granular, and privacy protected aggregate EEO-1 data available and allows users to analyze aggregate data associated …

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