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2019 Employment Law Compliance Trends

The background and drug screening industry is an ever-changing landscape. While there are various topics and issues that arise regarding these types of screenings, these specific trends in the industry require an especially close review.

New FCRA Decision Provides Additional Guidance to Employers

The Northern District of California provided additional guidance to employers with its decision in Soman v. Alameda Health Systems. Plaintiff Jas Soman brought a possible class action against Alameda Health Systems, arguing that Alameda had...

2019: No Change to FMCSA Random Testing Rates

As of January 10, 2019, there will be no changes to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's (FMCSA) random drug testing rates. The agency is required to publish its required random testing rates only when they are changing.

Employment Law Compliance Trends: 2018 Year in Review

As the weather gets colder, 2018 is drawing to a close and 2019 is days away. The compliance world was busy this past year. AccuSource discussed 2018’s biggest compliance topics in its annual webinar, but here is a summary of those items in case...

The 9 Biggest Mistakes Small Business Owners Make When it Comes to Hiring

In a small business, there’s little room for mistakes. You’ve put your blood, sweat, and tears into your company so it’s no surprise you’re wary about who you pick to represent your business. And you should be—every interaction a client has with...

Verify Before You E-Verify: Remember to Obtain Union Approval

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) recently determined that an employer violated the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) by enrolling in E-Verify without first seeking approval from the union that represents its employees (Ruprecht Co.,...

Ontario Government Grants Screening Firms Exemption from Bill 113

 

The Police Record Checks Reform Act 2015 was passed by the Ontario government on December 1, 2015 and was scheduled to go into effect November 1, 2018. The act required that the results of a positive criminal conviction search be shared with a...

A Hiring Horror Story: Robbie Romance

Once upon a time, a well-educated, dynamic HR Manager had a customer service department supervisor position to fill. The previous supervisor departed with little notice, leaving the HR Manager under significant pressure to find a suitable...

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.”

So how long does a background check take?

On average, a pre-employment background check takes two to four days to complete but can move...

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,...

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