DOJ Survey of State Criminal Record Repositories Shows Records Not Always Accurate and Complete

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) – which is responsible for enforcement of law and administration of justice in the United States – has released its latest Survey of State Criminal History Information Systems that “includes some disturbing facts on the currency and accuracy of records,” according to …

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Forsyth County in North Carolina Joins Ban the Box Movement with Fair Chance Employment Policy

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On April 12, 2018, the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners in North Carolina voted unanimously to join the “Ban the Box” movement by removing the question “Have you ever been convicted of a crime?” from county job applications effective immediately, according to a report by the Winston-Salem …

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E-Verify and myE-Verify Temporarily Unavailable from April 20 to April 22 Due to System Enhancements

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) – the government agency that oversees lawful immigration to the United States – has announced that the E-Verify electronic employment eligibility verification system and myE-Verify will be temporarily unavailable from April 20, 2018, at 9:00 p.m. to April 22, 2018, at …

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Uber Strengthens Background Checks on Drivers to Show Company is Serious about Safety

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On April 12, 2018, transportation network company (TNC) Uber announced it would increase due diligence to strengthen the background checks conducted on its drivers to ensure they “continue to meet our standards on an ongoing basis,” according to a blog posted on the Uber website.

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Employment Screening Resources (ESR) Explains How Putting People Over Profit Helps Background Check Process in DealCrunch Blog

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On April 17, 2018, Employment Screening Resources (ESR) – a leading global background check firm – was profiled in a blog on DealCrunch.com’s Industry Crunch that revealed the company lives by the mantra of “Put People Over Profit,” according to ESR Vice President of Strategic Growth Dawn Standerwick.

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USCIS Launches E-Verify.gov Website to be Authoritative Source for Information about E-Verify

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On April 10, 2018, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) – the government agency overseeing lawful immigration to the United States – launched the E-Verify.gov website to be an authoritative source for information on the E-Verify electronic employment eligibility verification system for employers, employees, and the general public. …

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Westchester County Joins Ban the Box Movement with Fair Chance to Work Executive Order

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On April 9, 2018, Westchester County Executive George Latimer signed the “Fair Chance to Work” Executive Order which – effective immediately – will “Ban the Box” and prohibit the County from inquiring about past convictions during the initial application process, according to a press release on Westchestergov.com.

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Employment Screening Resources (ESR) to Present at 2018 SHRM Talent Conference & Exposition

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Employment Screening Resources (ESR) – a leading global background check firm – will present two sessions at the 2018 SHRM Talent Conference & Exposition hosted by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) from April 16 to 18, 2018, at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Target to Pay $3.7 Million to Settle Lawsuit Over Discriminatory Criminal Background Check Policy

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Target Corporation has agreed to pay $3.7 million to settle a class action lawsuit to resolve allegations its overly broad and outdated criminal background check policy discriminated against African-American and Latino applicants, according to a press release from the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund, Inc. (LDF).

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Appeals Court Rules in Equal Pay Case that Women Cannot Be Paid Less than Men Based on Salary History

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Just in time for Equal Pay Day on April 10, 2018, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled on April 9, 2018, that employers cannot pay women less than men for the same work based on their salary history in order to “capitalize on the persistence …

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