California Caregiver Background Check System Causing Delays in Hiring

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The California Department of Social Services (CDSS) caregiver background check system Guardian was created “to help home and community care providers, foster care families, and even nannies and babysitters who apply for clearance” but some “couldn’t hire workers while grappling with a glitchy state system designed to …

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President Biden Proclaims April 2021 as Second Chance Month

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On March 31, 2021, United States President Joseph Biden proclaimed April 2021 as Second Chance Month and called on all government officials, educators, volunteers, and people to observe the month “with appropriate programs, ceremonies, and activities,” according to a proclamation posted on the White House website. “During …

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Kentucky Reentry Law Will Give Employers Protection When Hiring Ex-Offenders

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On April 5, 2021, Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear signed into law House Bill 497 (HB 497) that will create a certificate program to give employers protection from legal barriers and civil liabilities for hiring qualified ex-offenders who have prior criminal records and are trained for a job. …

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Safe Hiring Experts to Present Webinar about Top Background Check Trends

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Since 2008, Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) has selected the highly anticipated annual “ESR Top Ten Background Check Trends” that have substantially impacted the future of the background screening industry. For the 14th annual list, ESR will present a complimentary webinar titled “ESR Top Ten Background Check Trends …

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Free Weekly Credit Reports Available for Additional Year Due to COVID-19

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn In March 2021, the three nationwide consumer credit reporting agencies – Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion – announced they were extending free weekly credit reports to Americans for an additional year until April 20, 2022, to continue to help people across the country manage their financial health during …

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Head of Capitol Security Review Wants Background Checks on Capitol Workers

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn In April of 2021, Retired Army Lieutenant General Russel Honoré, the leader of a task force reviewing security failures during the insurrection at the United States Capitol on January 6, 2021, “said he continues to support recommendations for conducting background checks on everyone working at the Capitol” …

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Judge Denies Motion to Dismiss Lawsuit for Alleged Technical Violation of FCRA

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On March 25, 2021, a District Judge in a Missouri federal court denied a motion to dismiss the class action lawsuit HOOD v. ACTION LOGISTIX, LLC that alleged violations of the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) during a background check by finding that a “technical” procedural …

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CFPB Rescinds Policy Statement on FCRA and Regulation V in Light of CARES Act

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On March 31, 2021, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) – which empowers consumers to take more control over their economic lives – announced it was rescinding seven policy statements issued in 2020 including a “Rescission of Statement of Policy on Supervisory and Enforcement Practices Regarding the …

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New York State Legalizes Recreational Use of Marijuana Away from Workplace

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On March 31, 2021, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed into law the Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act (MRTA) which, effective immediately, legalized the recreational use of marijuana products for adults in the state aged 21 or older, according to a news release on the website of …

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EEOC Files Lawsuit Against New York School District for Equal Pay Violation

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On March 26, 2021, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) – which enforces federal laws prohibiting employment discrimination – filed a lawsuit that claimed a School District in New York violated federal law by paying lower wages to a female superintendent than to a male superintendent …

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