Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn An Illinois man with a criminal record who realized ex-offenders face challenges to avoid going back to prison in a state where the rate of recidivism – the tendency of a convicted criminal to re-offend – is 43 percent started a program to help former inmates released to …Continue reading "Program Helps Ex-Offenders with Criminal Records Find Employment to Avoid Returning to Prison"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Employment Screening Resources (ESR) – a leading global background check firm – has created an interactive Ban the Box Map to help employers better understand the current patchwork of Ban the Box laws in states, counties, and cities in America. The page is at www.esrcheck.com/Legislative-Compliance/Ban-the-Box/. “Ban the Box” …Continue reading "Employment Screening Resources Creates Interactive Ban the Box Map Showing Patchwork of Laws in United States"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) – the world’s largest HR professional society – will hold the SHRM 2018 Talent Management Conference & Exposition in Las Vegas, Nevada from April 16 to 18, 2018, that will feature speakers such as background screening expert Attorney Lester Rosen, …Continue reading "Background Screening Expert Attorney Lester Rosen to Speak at SHRM 2018 Talent Management Conference and Exposition"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The E-Verify electronic employment eligibility verification system will be temporarily unavailable from March 23, 2018, at 12 a.m. to March 26, 2018, at 8 a.m. Eastern Time due to system enhancements, according to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). For more information, E-Verify users should view the E-Verify …Continue reading "E-Verify Unavailable from March 23 to March 26 Due to System Enhancements"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On March 13, 2018, Washington Governor Jay Inslee signed into law the Fair Chance Act (HB 1298) to extend “Ban the Box” legislation protections to applicants seeking jobs with both public and private employers in the state, according to a news release from the National Employment Law …Continue reading "State of Washington Enacts Ban the Box Law to Restrict Employers from Asking About Criminal History"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS) – which represents the interests of over 900 member companies around the world that offer tenant, employment, and background screening – has announced that more than 100 background screening companies are now accredited through the Background Screening Agency Accreditation …Continue reading "More than 100 Background Screening Firms Now Accredited through NAPBS Accreditation Program"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On January 1, 2018, Vermont House Bill 462 (H. 462) took effect and added a new section to the Vermont Statutes Annotated (V.S.A.) relating to social media privacy for employees that restricts the access to and use of social media accounts of employees and applicants by employers.Continue reading "Vermont Law Restricts Employer Access to Social Media Accounts of Employees and Applicants"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Attorney Lester Rosen, founder and CEO of leading global background check firm Employment Screening Resources (ESR), will present a webinar with Business & Legal Resources (BLR) entitled “Ban-the-Box, Background Checks, and Salary Inquiries: The Latest Update and Legal Tripwires to Avoid” on Wednesday, March 28, 2018, from 1:30 …Continue reading "Safe Hiring Expert Attorney Lester Rosen to Present Webinar on Background Checks on March 28"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The United States economy added 313,000 jobs in February 2018 while the unemployment rate remained unchanged at 4.1 percent for the fifth consecutive month, according to the jobs report released by the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).Continue reading "Jobs Report Shows U.S. Economy Added 313,000 Jobs in February 2018"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn In February of 2018, the Office of Inspector General (OIG) released an audit report entitled “2020 Census: The Bureau’s Background Check Office Is Not Fully Prepared for the 2020 Census” that reviewed the revised background check policies and procedures of the United States Census Bureau as well …Continue reading "OIG Audit Report Finds Census Bureau Background Check Program Not Fully Prepared for 2020 Census"