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Webinar: International Screening 101 Webinar Recap & recording

Global background screening has become an increasing challenge for many Human Resource professionals as they strive to recruit top talent both here in the United States and in locations around the globe. AccuSource recently hosted a webinar...

Ninth Circuit Issues Another Article III Standing Decision

At this point, those involved with background screening should have a standing date with the Ninth Circuit. Famous for its decisions regarding the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (“FCRA”) and other areas of law impacting background screening,...

AccuSource's Labor Day Holiday Hours

In observance of the holiday, our offices will be closed on Monday, September 7, 2020. We will return to our standard business hours on Tuesday, September 8, 2020.

Where’s the Beef in Your Monitoring Solution? [Case Study]

As one of the more “tenured” people in the background screening industry, I along with a few dozen others will remember the 1984 Wendy’s commercial featuring an elderly Clara Peller asking that famous question, “Where’s the beef?

Hiring Post-COVID-19: How to Manage the Incoming Talent Pool

As the coronavirus wears on, and unemployment continues to spike to record levels, employers are beginning to face a new challenge: managing a massive talent pool. As of the first week of May, unemployment hit 14.7% with 35.6 million Americans...

Navigating Employment Background Screening in the Wake of COVID-19 Shutdowns and Restrictions

For many of us, March 13, 2020 will become one of those pivotal dates in history we will always remember. While most of us were aware of the COVID-19 (novel Coronavirus) outbreak in China and other parts of Southeast Asia and the fact cases were...

Impact of COVID-19 on Background Screening

Employers are likely aware of COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus, and its implications for daily operations. COVID-19 is causing issues for employers that are predictable, but it may also impact the background screening process. 

For the Love of Ban the Box Laws

Ah, February. The month of foil hearts, yummy chocolates…and ban the box laws?

San Francisco Provides More Concise Fair Chance Ordinance Notice

Employers in the City or County of San Francisco are likely already familiar with the San Francisco Fair Chance Order (“FCO”), which took effect on October 1, 2018.

PBSA Accreditation: Why It Matters

Employers in the US alone request millions of background checks each year, and each year improper and inadequate background screenings lead to thousands of FCRA lawsuits costing employers millions of dollars. The importance of a thorough and...

Federal Ban the Box Law Will Impact Federal Agencies and Contractors

As AccuSource has discussed in numerous blog posts and webinars, the number of jurisdictions with ban the box laws has been growing exponentially over the past few years. The federal government has joined the ranks of those jurisdictions that...

FMCSA Raises Random Drug Testing Rate For 2020

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has implemented another change in addition to its new Clearinghouse that may impact your drug screening program.

Retailer Agrees to Consent Decree with EEOC for Alleged Background Screening Discrimination

Bright-line rules may seem convenient but beware if you use any type of bright-line rules in your criminal background screening programs. Dollar General learned this lesson after it faced a lawsuit from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission...

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