Report Claims Background Check Could Have Saved City Millions of Dollars

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn In a story showing the value of a background check, a report about an investigation on a former Transit Authority of River City (TARC) Executive Director who allegedly behaved as a “sexual predator” claimed there was a “systemic failure of oversight and accountability from the initial hiring …

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Investigation into Caregiver Background Checks Leads to $1 Million Settlement

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On July 13, 2020, Marin County District Attorney Lori E. Frugoli announced a $1 million settlement with Care.com after an investigation discovered unlawful business practices related to background checks on caregivers and auto-renewal memberships, according to a news release on the County of Marin, California website. Frugoli’s …

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Decision to Perform Background Checks Should Be a No-Brainer for Employers

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn A safe hiring expert commenting on a report from the Indianapolis Star about a former employee of the Indiana Pacers who worked for the team “despite previously being convicted of raping a teenager” said the decision of whether or not employers should conduct background checks on job …

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Alaska Supreme Court Rules State Law Requiring Registry of Sex Offenders Unconstitutional

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On June 14, 2019, the Supreme Court of the State of Alaska ruled in the case of John Doe v. State of Alaska, Department of Public Safety that a state law requiring the registry of all sex offenders was unconstitutional because it violates rights to due process …

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