April 2017 Screen News
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In this edition of Screen News, we cover the top background screening news stories from last month. Remember, if your company has news, send it to so we can share it!

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Employment Screening Resources (ESR) Announces the Publishing of Third Edition of Safe Hiring Manual by Attorney Lester Rosen to Help Employers Conduct Background Checks

Employment Screening Resources (ESR), a global provider of background check solutions, has announced the publishing of the third edition of "The Safe Hiring Manual - The Complete Guide to Employment Screening Background Checks for Employers, Recruiters, and Jobseekers" (Facts on Demand Press/826 pages) by ESR founder and CEO Attorney Lester Rosen. This updated and enhanced version of the first comprehensive book on background screening authored by Rosen will help employers conduct legal background checks. For more information and to order this book...


Sterling Talent Solutions Opens New U.S. Operations Headquarters in Cleveland

One of the world's largest background screening and HR solutions companies, today announced the opening of its new U.S. Operations Headquarters in Independence, Ohio. The company is officially moving its existing Cleveland operations to a new, larger space located at 4511 Rockside Road, allowing Sterling to grow its presence in the Cleveland-area...


Employment Screening Resources to Attend SHRM 2017 Talent Management Conference and Exposition

Employment Screening Resources® (ESR), a strategic choice for employers concerned about accuracy and compliance in their screening programs, will attend the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) 2017 Talent Management Conference & Exposition at the Hyatt Regency in Chicago, Illinois, from April 24 to 26, 2017. For more information...


Sterling Talent Solutions hiring 65 for Cleveland-area background-checking jobs

Sterling Talent Solutions, a pre-employment background screening company that just expanded its U.S. operations center at 4511 Rockside Road, expects to hire about 65 people in 2017...


Convergence Research's PinPoint Address History is Now Available on Major Software Provider Platforms

Convergence Research, a Cincinnati-based wholesale pre-employment research company, has worked closely with major background screening software providers to integrate its new PinPoint Powered by Convergence™ product into their standard platforms. Accio Data, BackChecked, FRS, Clearstar and Epic Concepts are industry leaders that now offer PinPoint Powered by Convergence™ to Consumer Reporting Agencies (CRA's) seamlessly. CRA's can now access PinPoint Powered by Convergence™ 24/7 on these widely used...


Inclusion of Liability Waiver in FCRA Disclosures Violates the Act

Action Item: In a recent decision from the Ninth Circuit, which may have broad implications across the country, the Court held that an employer’s inclusion of a liability waiver as part of the Fair Credit Reporting Act-mandated disclosures constitutes a willful violation of the Act...


NAPBS Survey Reveals Views of HR Professionals on Background Screening

The National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS) has conducted an unprecedented national survey of 1,528 human resources (HR) professionals to gauge their views on background screening and found that public safety was cited as the number one reason for employers to conduct background screening, according to a memo from the NAPBS about the survey...

deverus, Inc., Announces Creation of Partner Growth Acceleration Department

Nathan Johnson Promoted to New Position of Partner Growth Acceleration Manager to Lead New Department deverus, Inc., the country’s leader in cutting-edge background checking software – processing over 2.5 million hires...

S2Verify Succesfully Completes 3-Year Interim BSAAP Audit

S2Verify, LLC has been notified that it has successfully completed the 3-year interim surveillance audit, a requirement of the Background Screening Agency Accreditation Program. S2Verify will continue to be listed in the NAPBS member directory as a fully accredited company...


Ripoff Alert: World's Biggest Credit Score Agency Has Been Deceiving People   

It now appears that all three of the biggest credit reporting firms have been tricking customers into paying for credit scores that don't deliver as promised.The main reason people pay to find out their credit scores is to get the same info that banks and other lenders use when judging if someone is worthy of credit...


Checking In on Background Checks

Background checks are a valuable (and often essential) part of the hiring process.  They help employers find good employees and avoid risky hires. Failure to check applicants’ backgrounds can amount to negligence and may create legal liability for employers, particularly when the prospective employee will, if hired, have contact with vulnerable individuals, use dangerous equipment, or have access to sensitive information...


Recent FCRA Data Breach Class Action Decision: Statutory violations may be enough to establish Article III standing

In a recent decision, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals reversed the lower court’s ruling on a motion to dismiss and held that class action plaintiffs had Article III standing on the basis of their data security Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) claims...


Background Check Expert and Author Attorney Lester Rosen to Speak at SHRM 2017 Talent Management Conference

Attorney Lester Rosen, founder and CEO of global background check firm Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) and author of ‘The Safe Hiring Manual,’ will make three presentations at the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) 2017 Talent Management Conference & Exposition taking place in Chicago...


Data Facts, Inc. Announces New Automated I-9 & E-Verify Solution for Background Screening Clients

Data Facts, Inc., a national and international provider of background screening solutions, recently announced an addition to their current suite of background screening and monitoring products...


Wells Fargo Sued by Former Employees Fired Over Background Checks

In February of 2017, nearly a dozen former employees of Wells Fargo bank filed a lawsuit in a South Dakota District federal court that claimed they were fired from their jobs for minor criminal charges already disclosed when they were originally hired after Wells Fargo conducted background checks on them to comply with a 2008 federal law that bars “banks and mortgage lenders from employing people convicted of crimes involving dishonesty,” according to a report from Argus Leader Media...


Info Cubic announces expansion of drug and health screening services suite

Info Cubic, LLC, a leading employment screening company, is expanding its suite of health screening services to include physical exams and clinical screenings.“We understand that the needs of our clients extend well beyond a simple background check and drug test in many cases...



Courts Approve $950,000 FCRA Class Action Settlement Against McDonald's

On March 15, the United States District Court for the Central District of California granted final approval of a Fair Credit Reporting Act class action against fast food restaurant McDonald's. The named plaintiff, James Wesley Carter, originally brought the action against McDonald's...


Compliance Remains Top Priority when Choosing Background Screening Providers

With the laws governing background checks constantly shifting and regulatory oversight ever expanding, the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) interviewed background screening industry experts for the article ‘How to Choose the Best Background Screening Provider’ and found that compliance with background check laws is the top priority when choosing a background screening provider...


Over 1500 Clients Sign Up for InfoMart's Verified Watch List

InfoMart, a nationally recognized and WBENC-certified global background screening provider, reports that over 1500 customers have signed up for Verified Watch List. The NAPBS-accredited company unveiled Verified Watch List in December, a first-of-its-kind innovation that replaces the industry-standard searches currently available to identify job applicants that appear on government watch lists...


Screen for Success: The Importance of Legal Compliance in the Hiring Process

It’s a fair guess that employment lawyers spend a substantial amount of their time advising clients about the legal issues arising out of employment separations. However, these attorneys likely receive far fewer requests for legal advice about the hiring process. Job postings, employment applications, interviews, and background screen processes often do not get the attention they truly need...



Clearstar Inc (CLST) Insider Acquires £27,000 in Stock

Clearstar Inc (LON:CLST) insider David Pattillo bought 75,000 shares of Clearstar stock in a transaction on Thursday, March 30th. The stock was purchased at an average price of GBX 36 ($0.45) per share, for a total transaction of £27,000 ($33,932.39)...


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