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Company offers way to screen for jobs in Connecticut

Posted on December 1, 2011

A company is sharing a new platform to screen for people applying to jobs in Connecticut.

Employment Screening Resources – a nationwide background screening firm accredited by the National Association of Professional Background Screeners – has announced the development of the “ESR Assured ComplianceSM” process that allows employers to automatically comply with federal and state laws governing employment screening background checks through the company’s online paperless Applicant Generated Report (AGR) system that is constantly updated with required changes in hiring and employment regulations.

“We understand that compliance with the laws that govern the screening process can be confusing at best, so ESR Assured Compliance makes it as easy as possible through our fully automated AGR system,” states ESR President Brad Landin. “This system makes complying with new regulations virtually painless in a totally paperless environment by handling all of the required disclosures and acknowledgments for the employer.”

With ESR Assured Compliance the paperless online automated AGR system manages all aspects of federal and state specific notices and disclosures and creates an electronic audit trail of compliance for employers, while also providing applicants with the opportunity to save copies for their records. All federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) required elements such as Notice, Disclosure, and Consent are built into the online process and are updated as requirements change.

In addition, compliance with state screening laws – such as those regarding using credit reports for employment purposes – is built around AGR “alerts” sent to applicants depending on states where applicants live and will be working. If applicants live in or will be working in one of the seven states with laws currently restricting credit report use for employment purposes – California, Connecticut, Hawaii, Illinois, Maryland, Oregon, and Washington – they receive the notice that a credit report is being obtained along with the state specific permitted purpose for obtaining the employment related credit report.