Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On April 15, 2019, the Court of Appeal of California affirmed summary judgment for an employer in Culberson v. Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, a class action lawsuit alleging violations of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), a federal law that regulates the use of background checks …Continue reading "California Court of Appeal Sides with Employer in FCRA Lawsuit Months after Siding with Applicant in Similar Case"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) – a leading global background screening firm headquartered in the San Francisco, California area – has released a complimentary white paper entitled “A Guide to Following California, Los Angeles & San Francisco Fair Chance Hiring and Ban the Box Laws” to help employers …Continue reading "Employment Screening Resources (ESR) Releases Guide to California, Los Angeles, and San Francisco Ban the Box Laws"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On March 7, 2019, San Francisco District Attorney George Gascón and Assemblymember Phil Ting (D-San Francisco) introduced California Assembly Bill 1076 (AB 1076) to efficiently automate the arrest and conviction relief for eligible ex-offenders, according to a press release on Assemblymember Ting’s website.Continue reading "California Introduces Legislation to Automate Arrest and Conviction Relief for Eligible Ex-Offenders"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn In September 2018, a California appeals court ruled a Walmart employee who was sexually assaulted by a co-worker while off-duty and out of the workplace could not proceed with her negligent hiring and retention claims against the company, according to an update from the Society for Human …Continue reading "Appeals Court Rules Walmart Not Liable in Negligent Hiring Case for Sexual Assault by Off-Duty Employee Out of Workplace"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Attorney Lester Rosen, founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of global background check firm Employment Screening Resources® (ESR), will speak at a Santa Clara County Employer Advisory Council (EAC) event about “Background Checks in California: State Specific Rules and More” on Tuesday, October 23, 2018, from 8:00 …Continue reading "Safe Hiring Expert to Speak about Background Checks in California to Santa Clara County EAC"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On September 26, 2018, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra and San Francisco District Attorney George Gascón announced that Uber Technologies, Inc. agreed to a $148 million nationwide settlement to resolve allegations that the transportation network company (TNC) violated state data breach reporting and reasonable data security laws …Continue reading "Uber Agrees to Pay $148 Million Settlement to Resolve Allegations from 2016 Data Breach Cover Up"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn In April 2018, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors passed an amendment to a Ban the Box law called the Fair Chance Ordinance (FCO) that restricts the ability of employers to ask about the criminal records of applicants and employees to align the FCO with California Assembly …Continue reading "Amendment to San Francisco Ban the Box Law Called Fair Chance Ordinance Takes Effect October 1"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The Supreme Court of California has reviewed a case to resolve a conflict in the Courts of Appeal over whether the Investigative Consumer Reporting Agencies Act (ICRAA) is unconstitutionally vague as applied to employment background checks because it overlaps with the Consumer Credit Reporting Agencies Act (CCRAA). …Continue reading "Supreme Court of California Affirms Employers Can Comply with Overlapping ICRAA and CCRAA During Background Checks"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) – whose mission is to secure the nation from any threats and keep America safe – has issued a statement regarding safety and enforcement operations while devasting wildfires burn in northern California, including one record-breaking fire that is nine times the …Continue reading "DHS Issues Statement Regarding Safety and Enforcement During Northern California Wildfires"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn In October 2017, California Governor Jerry Brown signed Senate Bill 384 (SB 384) – also known as the “Sex Offender Registration Act” – which will dramatically change how the state manages the California Sex Offender Registry when the law eventually takes effect on January 1, 2021.Continue reading "California Will Dramatically Change Management of State Sex Offender Registry System in 2021"