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Effect of State Marijuana Laws on Employers Still Foggy Despite Court Guidance

Courts at the state level have been addressing the conflict between federal and state law concerning the use of marijuana. While numerous states have legalized marijuana for medical or recreational use, federal law still classifies marijuana as...

Changing Legislation: New Act Requires Update to Key FCRA Form

The Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief and Consumer Protection Act was signed into United States Federal Law by President Donald Trump on May 24, 2018. The legislation will go into effect on September 21, 2018 and requires new language to be...

Pending Delaware Legislation May Allow Minor Drug Offenses to be Sealed

Delaware has proposed legislation that can provide a clean slate for those with certain types of misdemeanor offenses. Referred to as the “Clean Slate Act,” the legislation would allow the automatic sealing of records for non-violent federal...

courts find lack of standing in FCRA class action dismissals

Recent FCRA Class Action Dismissals Show Promise for Consumer Reporting Agencies and Employers

Lawsuits brought under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) have been picking up steam for years, resulting in sometimes million-dollar settlements for...

NAPBS Second Annual Industry Survey: Majority of Employers Use Background Checks

"Employers Universally Using Background Checks to Protect Employees, Customers, and the Public"

The National Association of Professional Background Screeners recently published the results of their second nationwide survey of human resources...

Best Practices to Support a Drug-free Workplace

As the opioid epidemic sweeps the nation and illicit drug use in the United States and beyond continues to increase, it is more important than ever for employers to ensure their organization's policies and practices foster a safe, drug-free...

Jennifer Daimon Joins the AccuSource Team as Compliance Manager

AccuSource, Inc. is excited to have Jennifer Daimon join our team as the new Compliance Manager. With 10 years of experience in the background screening industry, Jennifer's extensive expertise will support our dedication to core values while...

How Long Does A Background Check Take?

Obtaining a background check is often a trade-off between “I want it done now” and “I want it done right.”

Of course anything worth having is worth waiting for. Sometimes it can take only a few minutes to verify someone’s identity, and sometimes...

The Green Rush: Medical & Recreational Marijuana Legislation in the US

Medical Marijuana is Legal in 30 States, Recreational Use is Legal in 9 States; All Use Remains Illegal Federally

 

Update 08/03/18: California Lawmakers Seek to Protect Medical Marijuana Users From Discrimination in the Workplace.

Pending...

Infographic: Integrating Your ATS With Your Background Screening Provider

What is an Applicant Tracking System?

An applicant tracking system (ATS) is a software application that enables the electronic handling of recruitment needs. An ATS can be implemented or accessed online on an enterprise or small business level,...

Avoiding Risk & Adding Value: Why Staffing Agencies Should Focus on Background Screenings for Contingent Labor

More than 40% of the U.S workforce is expected to be comprised of contingent labor by the year 2020.

2018: Trends in Background Screening

Top background screening industry trends to watch in 2018 and beyond

The Evolution of Applicant Tracking Systems

Applicant Tracking Systems, an indispensable tool for busy HR professionals, have changed steadily through the years

AccuSource at the SHRM Annual Conference and Convention 2018

Visit us at Booth 2839 at the SHRM18 National Conference in Chicago on June 17th - 20th, 2018

New Development in Salary History Bans

Federal Judge Rules Portion of Philadelphia Salary History Ban Violates Constitutionally-Protected Free Speech

Salary History Cannot Justify Gender Pay Gap

Previous Ruling By 9th Circuit Court Overturned in Rizo v Yovino Case, Prohibits Employers from Using Past Salary to Set Wages

 

Bucking Trends, Michigan Passes Bill Banning Salary History Bans

Gov. Rick Snyder signs a bill forbidding localities from adopting salary history bans on March 26

As many states and municipalities across the nation are moving to prevent employers from asking questions regarding a candidate’s salary history in...

Credit Bureaus Remove Tax Lien Data from Consumer Credit Reports

TransUnion announces additional changes regarding collection and reporting of public record information

On July 1, 2017, TransUnion, Equifax and Experian adopted increased restrictions in their public records collection practices, requiring each...

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