Louisiana Law Affects Employers Conducting Background Checks on Applicants

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The state of Louisiana has passed a law – Act No. 406 (HB 707) – that affects businesses conducting background checks on applicants before offering them a job by prohibiting employers from requesting or considering an arrest record or charge that did not result in a conviction …

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Class Action Lawsuit Claims Walmart Background Check Policy is Discriminatory

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Walmart Inc. is facing a proposed nationwide class action lawsuit that claims “the nation’s largest employer discriminates against Black and Latino job applicants through a strict background check policy that fails to consider rehabilitation and other mitigating circumstances,” according to a news report from Reuters. The complaint …

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Nevada to Ban Salary History Inquiries by Employers Effective October 1, 2021

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn A law passed in Nevada that will take effect on October 1, 2021 – Senate Bill No. 293 (SB 293) – will restrict employers from inquiring into an applicant’s salary history and will also require employers to provide wage or salary range or rate information to new …

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Maine “Ban the Box” Law for Private Employers Takes Effect October 18, 2021

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On July 6, 2021, Maine Governor Janet Mills signed “Ban the Box” legislation titled Legislative Document (LD) 1167 (HP 845) into law to prohibit private employers from requesting criminal record information from applicants on initial applications or stating ex-offenders may not apply for a job. The law …

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New York City Fair Chance Act (FCA) Added Protections Take Effect July 29, 2021

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Effective July 29, 2021, the New York City Fair Chance Act (FCA) will add new protections for ex-offenders with criminal histories that include unsealed violations and unsealed non-criminal offenses while also expanding the protections already included in the FCA to cover current employees and to reach pending …

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PBSA and CDIA Submit Amicus Letter to CA Supreme Court for DOB Redaction

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On July 15, 2021, the Professional Background Screening Association (PBSA) and the Consumer Data Industry Association (CDIA) submitted an amicus letter to the California Supreme Court in response to the opinion in the case All of Us or None of Us v. Hamrick (No. 5269654) that will …

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Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to Host Virtual PrivacyCon 2021 on July 27

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) will host its sixth annual PrivacyCon 2021 virtual workshop to examine the latest research and trends related to consumer privacy and data security on Tuesday, July 27, 2021, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time / 6:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. …

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Business Practices Critical for CRAs Seeking PBSA Accreditation

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Business practices that ensure the proper character of owners and employees, worker training, and quality assurance during the performance of background check services are critical for Consumer Reporting Agencies (CRAs) seeking accreditation by the Professional Background Screening Association (PBSA). The PBSA – a non-profit trade association representing …

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Verification Services Standards Important for CRAs Seeking PBSA Accreditation

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Policies and procedures to ensure maximum possible accuracy when obtaining, recording, and reporting education verifications and employment verifications for their clients are important for Consumer Reporting Agencies (CRAs) seeking accreditation by the Professional Background Screening Association (PBSA). The PBSA – a non-profit trade association representing the background …

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Researcher and Data Standards Required for CRAs Seeking PBSA Accreditation

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Enforcing high standards for public record researchers that search for court records that include criminal records to ensure they comply with the federal, state, and local laws for background screening is required for Consumer Reporting Agencies (CRAs) seeking accreditation by the Professional Background Screening Association (PBSA). The …

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