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Jennifer Daimon, Esq. | CIPM

Jennifer Daimon, Esq. | CIPM

Marijuana Madness in Minnesota: Some THC Products Legalized

Minnesota recently joined other states who have legalized tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) in some way. Michigan’s governor signed into law House File (HF) 4065 on June 2, 2022. The goal of the law is to clarify the status of consumables that are derived...

Island Time: Rhode Island Legalizes Recreational Marijuana

Rhode Island recently became the nineteenth state to legalize cannabis for adult recreational use. The Rhode Island Cannabis Act was signed into law on May 24, 2022 and became effective immediately. Adults who are 21 years old and over are able to...

Michigan DOB Redaction: AccuSource Registers for Access

We have previously written about Michigan’s amendments to Rule 1.109 of the Michigan Court Rules. As a refresher, the amended rule as originally proposed would have required court clerks throughout Michigan to redact personal identifying...

Product Update: Social Security Trace Data Removal from Consumer Reports and Instascreen

AccuSource would like to provide an update on the Social Security Trace product, also known as a “Person Search.” Effective March 21, 2022, Social Security Trace data will no longer be displayed in background screening reports. Additionally, while...

New Year, More New York City Employment Laws

2022: a bright, new year full of promise…and another law in New York City that impacts employers. This time, the Big Apple is seeking greater pay transparency for salary ranges in order to reduce the chance for discrimination. In December 2021, Int.

Philadelphia Employers: Puff, Puff Pass[ed Drug Test]

In the year of marijuana blog posts, we will close out 2021 with another marijuana update. We have discussed during recent webinars that the City of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania is chasing after other jurisdictions who have banned pre-employment...

Victory! Michigan Identifier Redaction Rule Amended

During the last six months, AccuSource has provided updates on our industry’s concerns with ADM File No. 2017-28, which amended Rule 1.109 of the Michigan Court Rules. The updated Rule as originally written would have required court clerks across...

Christmas Cannabis: New Federal Marijuana Act Introduced

We have previously discussed legislation that would have legalized marijuana at the federal level, but none of those bills advanced to the point of becoming law. In addition to other marijuana legislation introduced this year, in November...

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 Fair...

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 impacts...

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...

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 the...

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 non-employment...

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 Fair...

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 that...

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 removed...

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