Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn “Gig economy” businesses that provide transportation, housing, repairs, delivery, and many other services on demand through software applications (“apps”) will take background checks of workers more seriously with ongoing monitoring and continuous screening in 2020, according to the “ESR Top Ten Background Check Trends” for 2020 compiled …Continue reading "Gig Economy Businesses Will Take Background Checks of On Demand Workers More Seriously in 2020"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On January 7, 2020, Representative Mike Caruso (R-89th District) filed the “Evy Udell Public Safety Act” (House Bill 1129) in the Florida House of Representatives that would require all home delivery workers to undergo background checks. The bill is named for a woman who police say was …Continue reading "Florida Bill Would Require Background Checks for Home Delivery Workers"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On November 2, 2019, Brian Chesky, Co-Founder, Chief Executive Officer (CEO), and Head of Community of Airbnb – an online marketplace for arranging or offering lodging – announced in several tweets on Twitter that Airbnb would ban “party houses” and expand screening in response to a shooting …Continue reading "Airbnb Bans Party Houses and Expands Screening after Shooting at Rental"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn A restaurant owner in Las Vegas, Nevada, has filed a negligent hiring lawsuit against DoorDash claiming that he was allegedly stabbed by a driver working for the on-demand food delivery service who was “a felon with a history of violence and mental illness,” according to a report …Continue reading "DoorDash Faces Negligent Hiring Lawsuit After Driver Allegedly Stabs Restaurant Owner"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Background checks of deliverymen are being examined more closely following the brutal murder of an elderly woman in Boca Raton, Florida, in her own home during the delivery of her new washer and dryer, an attack that has “called into question the trustworthiness of deliverymen and workers …Continue reading "Background Checks of Deliverymen Examined after Brutal Murder of Woman in Home during Delivery"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn A driver for online and mobile food ordering and delivery service provider Grubhub was arrested and accused of theft after being caught on a video camera stealing a tip jar from a restaurant in Michigan, according to a report from FOX 2 News Detroit. One background check …Continue reading "Arrest of Food Delivery Driver for Theft Shows Need for Background Checks of Gig Economy Workers"
Written By ESR News Editor Thomas Ahearn The basic problem for the “trust economy” – also called the “sharing” or “gig” economy – where applications or “apps” are used to facilitate on-demand services such as Uber, which allows car owners to share their vehicle and time with others, is “trust,” according to background check expert …Continue reading "Background Check Expert Explains Why Consumers Cannot Trust the “Trust Economy”"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On March 28, 2019, the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) released its first-ever report of Uber’s driver background check process in Pennsylvania – along with Uber’s implementation plan in the state – and directed Uber Technologies, Inc. to proceed with recommendations to further strengthen Uber’s background check …Continue reading "Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission Releases Report on Uber Driver Background Check Process"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn HomeAdvisor – a home service provider that connects customers with prescreened home service professionals – “has yet to fully explain how it recommended an unlicensed contractor with a lengthy criminal past,” according to a report by KOAA-TV News 5 Investigates in Colorado Springs, Colorado.Continue reading "Customers Claim Home Service Provider Recommended Unlicensed Contractor with Criminal Past"