FTC Warns Job Seekers Looking for Employment to Be Aware of Job Scams

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) – a United States government agency that protects and educates consumers – is warning job seekers looking for employment to be aware of job scams, according to a blog entitled “Looking for a new job? Watch out for scams” written by FTC …

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Audit Finds No Background Checks for Many Licensed Counselors in Louisiana

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn In November of 2021, a performance audit report issued by the Louisiana Legislative Auditor for the Louisiana Licensed Professional Counselors Board of Examiners (LPCBE) revealed that 3,627 out of 5,223 current licensed professional counselors in the state – nearly 70 percent – had not received background checks …

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Disputes on Credit Reports More Common in Minority Neighborhoods

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn In November of 2021, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) released a report about “Disputes on Consumer Credit Reports” that found consumers in majority Black and Hispanic neighborhoods, younger consumers, and those with low credit scores were far more likely to have disputes appear on their credit …

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Online Shoppers Should Be Wary of Identity Theft and Fraud on “Black Friday”

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn “Black Friday” – the Friday after Thanksgiving that is one of the busiest online shopping days of the year – will be impacted by supply chain issues, shipping delays, and COVID-19 in 2021, “which will inject a heightened level of stress and panic buying” that may lead …

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EEOC Updates COVID-19 Guidance to Cover Retaliation and Interference

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On November 17, 20201, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) updated and expanded its guidance on “What You Should Know About COVID-19 and the ADA, the Rehabilitation Act, and Other EEO Laws” by adding a section titled “M. Retaliation and Interference” to include more information about …

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Employment Screening Resources (ESR) Successfully Completes SOC 2 Type 2 Data Security Audit for 2021

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) – a leading global background check provider – has announced that independent auditors conducting a Statement on Standards for Attestation Engagements 18 (SSAE 18) Service Organization Control 2 (SOC 2®) Type 2 audit of ESR’s operations for a six month testing period during …

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Employment Screening Resources (ESR) Named to 2021 HRO Today’s Baker’s Dozen List for Pre-Employment Screening Leaders

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On November 17, 2021, Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) – a global provider of background checks – was named to the “2021 HRO Today’s Baker’s Dozen Customer Satisfaction Ratings for Pre-Employment Screening Leaders” list in an announcement by premier Human Resources (HR) network HRO Today. “HRO Today has …

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Fair Chance Licensing Project Launched to Help Ex-Offenders Find Employment

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On November 10, 2021, the Council of State Governments (CSG) Justice Center launched the Fair Chance Licensing Project in an unprecedented effort to track fair chance licensing practices across all 50 United States to reduce barriers to employment for ex-offenders with criminal records and address the current talent …

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Florida Bill Requires Background Checks for Apartment Building Employees

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On November 12, 2021, Florida State Senator Linda Stewart (D-Orlando) filed Senate Bill 898 (SB 898) – also known as “Miya’s Law” – to improve tenant safety in apartments by requiring landlords to conduct background checks on all apartment building employees, according to a press release from …

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“Great Resignation” Sees Record 4.4 Million Workers Quit in September 2021

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The “Great Resignation” continued as a record 4.4 million U.S. workers quit their jobs in September 2021, breaking the previous record of 4.3 million in August 2021 and recording the highest total since December 2000, according to the Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey (JOLTS) released by …

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