I've just discovered (as so often happens by reading an unrelated TA forum thread) that the new ESTA application form includes the mandatory question 'Do you have a current or previous employer?' And, if you tick yes, you are expected to provide a name and address for that employer.
My answer is, yes, I do have a previous employer but I've worked for myself for the past 14 years.
I cannot find any FAQ clarification on whether they expect me to tick the 'Yes' box and include the details of the guy I worked for in 2001, to tick the 'Yes' box and include my own details (although there is no way of indicating self-employment) or to tick the 'No' box because I work for myself and have done, as much as it probably matters for the purposes here, for ever.
I'm going to phone the CBP in a couple of hours when they open their phone lines but I'm not holding out for getting the answers I need.
Can anyone help with any information?