CFPB Complaints Shattered Records During COVID-19 Pandemic in 2020

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On March 1, 2021, the United States Public Interest Research Group (U.S. PIRG) released a study – “Consumers In Peril” – that reviewed the public complaint database of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and found consumer complaints about financial grievances spiked during the COVID-19 pandemic year …

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OSHA Issues Guidance on Mitigating and Preventing COVID-19 in Workplace

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On January 29, 2021, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued revised guidance titled “Protecting Workers: Guidance on Mitigating and Preventing the Spread of COVID-19 in the Workplace” to help employers and workers in most workplace settings outside of healthcare identify risks of being exposed to …

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President Biden Issues Executive Order on Workplace Safety and COVID-19

Written By Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) On January 21, 2021, President Joe Biden issued an “Executive Order on Protecting Worker Health and Safety” to ensure the health and safety of workers during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic that has caused the death of more than 440,000 people in America since the start of 2020. “The Federal …

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Employers Will Continue to Adjust Background Check Processes in Recovery from Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic

Written By Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) Employers in the United States will continue to adjust their background check processes with workforces in the recovery from the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic that has infected 100 million people worldwide and killed more than 400,000 people in America since the start of 2020, according to the “ESR Top Ten …

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Most HR Leaders Will Allow Remote Workers After COVID-19 Vaccine Available

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Nine out of ten Human Resources leaders will allow employees to work remotely after a Coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine is widely adopted, according to a December 2020 survey by global research and advisory firm Gartner. Sixty-five percent of organizations reported they would continue to offer employees flexibility on …

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DHS Extends Flexible Form I-9 Rules Due to Coronavirus Until January 31, 2021

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has announced the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will extend the flexibility in complying with rules for Form I-9 compliance due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic – set to expire on December 31, 2020 – until January 31, 2021, …

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OSHA Proposes Penalties Totaling $1.6 Million for Coronavirus Violations

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On October 23, 2020, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced it had cited 112 establishments for violations relating to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) that resulted in proposed penalties totaling $1,603,544 since the start of the pandemic through October 15, 2020, according to a news release from …

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BBB Offers Safe Delivery Tips for Holiday Shipping During COVID-19 Pandemic

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Since the 2020 holiday shopping season may depend on online shipping more than ever due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic that has caused over 200,000 deaths and counting in the United States, the Better Business Bureau (BBB) is offering consumers tips to ensure their packages are delivered …

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EEOC Again Updates COVID-19 Guidance with New Questions and Answers

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On September 8, 2020, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) posted an updated technical assistance publication incorporating information from other agency resources and modifying two existing questions and answers (Q & As) to create a comprehensive guide that addresses questions about Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and federal …

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Poll Finds Nearly Half of Jobs Lost to Coronavirus Layoffs May Be Gone Forever

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Nearly half of American families – 47 percent – experiencing layoffs during the Coronavirus pandemic believe those jobs may be gone forever when asked in July 2020, an increase from the 20 percent of those families who felt the same way in April 2020, an Associated Press-NORC …

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