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New York City Fair Chance Act: Proposed Solution

In October 2015, the New York City Commission on Human Rights (“CCHR”) enacted the New York City Fair Chance Act (“NYC FCA”), which amended the New York City Human Rights Law. The original version of the NYC FCA makes it illegal for most impacted...

California Employers: Watch Out! DFEH Seeking Fair Chance Act Violations

Employers who hire applicants and employees in California should review their job advertisements immediately to verify compliance with California’s Fair Chance Act (“FCA”). In its press release on October 20, 2021, the California Department of...

NY DOL issues Guidance on Legalized Recreation Marijuana and the Workplace

AccuSource has previously discussed the legalization of marijuana in New York for recreational purposes. The New York Department of Labor (“NY DOL”) recently issued guidance and a set of frequently asked questions to address how legalization...

Walker v. Fred Meyer, Inc. Remand Decision Offers Hope for Employers

Unless you are brand new to the world of background screening, you should already be familiar with the litigation surrounding the disclosure requirement under the Federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (“FCRA”), especially the disclosure required for...

Webinar Recording: Is This Record Yours? Identifier Redaction And its Impact on Background Screening

Privacy concerns have been sweeping across the globe and the United States is not immune to its impact. It is not surprising that numerous states have introduced legislation to protect the privacy and data of its residents. However, it is...

Webinar: Is This Record Yours? Identifier Redaction and its Impact on Background Screening

Privacy concerns have been sweeping across the globe and the United States is not immune to its impact. It is not surprising that numerous states have introduced legislation to protect the privacy and data of its residents. However, it is...

Important Update: California Identifiers Redaction

We wrote in July about the issue of obtaining identifiers in California due to redaction. As a reminder, under All of Us or None—Riverside Chapter, et al. v. W. Samuel Hamrick, Jr., et al., the plaintiffs argued, among a number of claims, that...

AccuSource Labor Day Hours

In observance of the holiday, our offices will be closed on Monday, September 6, 2021. We will return to our standard business hours on Tuesday, September 7, 2021. 

FCRA Focus Part II: Disclosure and Authorization

We are going back to basics with this blog post, outlining the disclosure and authorization requirements under the Federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (“FCRA”). Please note that the FCRA has disclosure and authorization requirements for...

Webinar Recording: 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 concerned about encountering the coronavirus at...

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...

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