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Jennifer Daimon, Esq. | CIPM

Jennifer Daimon, Esq. | CIPM

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”) ...

The Grass is Greener in New Jersey: Marijuana Updates

Not only has New Jersey legalized marijuana for recreational purposes, the State has also enacted protections for employees who legally use marijuana. The New Jersey governor recently signed the “New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory, Enforcement...

House Eyes Salary History Ban at Federal Level

The Federal government is once again looking to level the field when it comes to salaries and differing compensation levels due to gender. The U.S. House of Representatives Democrats recently introduced the Paycheck Fairness Act (H.R. 7). Like...

Not So Fast: Philadelphia Updates Credit and Criminal History Ordinances

Restrictions on the permissible use of credit checks and criminal history is not new to the City of Philadelphia in Pennsylvania. However, Philadelphia recently updated both its credit history and criminal history ordinances.

E.E. Oh No: Possible Scrutiny of AI in Hiring by EEOC

On December 8, 2020, a group of United States senators drafted a letter to the outgoing chair of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”). The senators requested information about the EEOC’s authority on hiring technology,...

Banning in the Big Apple: NYC’s Fair Chance Act Updated

The New York City Council was busy during the holiday season, passing bill Int. 1314-A on December 10, 2020. The bill greatly expands the scope of the New York City Fair Chance Act (FCA), which is the city’s ban the box law. The bill was enacted...

In the Weeds…Again: House Votes Yes on Legalized Marijuana

Marijuana has taken a step closer to being legalized on the federal level through the Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement Act, or the MORE Act. In a historic moment, the House of Representatives voted yes to H.R. 3884 on December...

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,...

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.

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...

A Change Years in the Making: SAMHSA Approves Oral Fluids Drug Testing

 

A big change is coming to the world of employment-related drug screening. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) previously allowed only urine drug testing under its guidelines for federally regulated workplaces....

New FMCSA Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse Impacts Employers

The Secretary of Transportation, at the direction of Congress, has established the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) Clearinghouse. The secure online database will be available starting January 6, 2020 and will keep real-time...

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