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New York City Alert: Legal Guidance Issued on NYC Fair Chance Act

If you are an employer who requests background screening reports on applicants and/or employees who live or work in New York City, including its five boroughs, this alert could impact you. We wrote in January 2021 that New York City updated its...

Webinar: Returning Employees to Work Safely

It’s 2021, and we are still in the throes of the COVID-19 pandemic. As more businesses reopen and some companies transition from remote to on-site workplaces, it’s natural for many people to feel concern about encountering the coronavirus at...

Michigan ID Redaction Update: Partial Victory

AccuSource has received news from our industry group, the Professional Background Screening Association (PBSA), that on June 30, 2021 the Michigan Supreme Court issued an order that delays the implementation of the date of birth redaction rule...

Smoke Up: Connecticut Legalizes Recreational Marijuana

Connecticut employers, take note! Effective today (yes, July 1, 2021), Connecticut has become the nineteenth state to legalize recreational weed. The Connecticut government is wasting no time with Senate Bill 1201. It was signed into law by the...

Important Update: Michigan Date of Birth Redaction

We wrote earlier this month about Michigan’s court rules update that will implement an identifier redaction policy beginning July 1, 2021. Under the proposed changes to Rule 1.109 and Rule 8.119, an individual’s date of birth will be fully...

Webinar: AccuSource's 2021 Mid-Year Compliance Update

2021: the one where everything starts to reopen. As the country returns to a more normal state, lawmakers have been busy with changes that will impact the background screening industry and our clients. Marijuana remains an important topic with...

Webinar: Advantages of an Electronic Form I-9 E-Verify Database. Are you at risk? Recording

All employers in the U.S. are required to have a Form I-9 on file for every employee hired. Errors are common on traditional paper form I-9 documents, which could expose your company to heavy fines when audited. Employers can reduce the risk of...

FCRA Focus: Drug Testing

The federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (“FCRA”) can be confusing at times even though it has been in place for many years. One gray area includes which activities are covered under the FCRA. If an organization requests criminal background checks...

Important Notice: Michigan Date of Birth Redaction

Michigan has updated Rule 1.109 and Rule 8.119, creating a new identifier redaction policy that will go into effect on July 1, 2021. Under the proposed rules, an individual’s date of birth will be removed from court records before they are...

Webinar: Advantages of an Electronic Form I-9 E-Verify Database. Are you at risk?

All employers in the U.S. are required to have a Form I-9 on file for every employee hired. Errors are common on traditional paper form I-9 documents, which could expose your company to heavy fines when audited. Employers can reduce the risk of...

Weeding Out the Facts: Marijuana May Be Legal But Beware

The number of states in the United States with legalized medical marijuana is quickly approaching 40. Alabama joined as the thirty-seventh state on May 17, 2021 when its governor signed into law the Darren Wesley ‘Ato’ Hall Compassion Act (AL...

Marijuana Mayhem: New Developments

It is getting to the point where AccuSource may need to start a dedicated marijuana blog and I am beginning to run out of clever marijuana-related titles. First up, employers impacted by Philadelphia laws need to take note of new drug testing...

High Maintenance: More States Legalize Recreational Weed

April is the month of 420, which is fitting as three more states have legalized recreational marijuana. First, the State of New York passed the Marihuana Regulation and Taxation Act (Senate Bill S854A), legalizing the recreational use of...

Having Pre-(Adverse) Action Pains as Illinois Passes SB 1480? AccuSource Can Help!

Illinois recently joined the growing list of jurisdictions that have specific requirements for employers that take adverse action against applicants and employees. Not only do employers have obligations under the Federal Fair Credit Reporting Act...

From Sea to Shining Sea: Virginia Passes Privacy Law

Both coasts of the United States now have jurisdictions with privacy laws. Virginia has joined California in protecting the privacy of its citizens by passing its own comprehensive privacy law. The Virginia Consumer Data Protection Act (“CDPA”) ...

Transitioning to a New “Normal” …Why Demand for Workplace COVID-19 Testing is Likely to Remain Strong for the Foreseeable Future

In recent weeks, much of the news coverage has been focused on COVID-19 vaccinationsOn March 1, 2021, Johnson and Johnson began the distribution of their one-dose COVID-19 vaccine. It is the third vaccine developed to protect against the deadly 

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