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Jennifer Daimon, Esq. | CIPM

Jennifer Daimon, Esq. | CIPM

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...

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...

FCRA Focus: Drug Testing

The federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (“FCRA”) can be confusing at times even though it has been in place for many years. One gray area includes which activities are covered under the FCRA. If an organization requests criminal background checks...

Important Notice: Michigan Date of Birth Redaction

Michigan has updated Rule 1.109 and Rule 8.119, creating a new identifier redaction policy that will go into effect on July 1, 2021. Under the proposed rules, an individual’s date of birth will be removed from court records before they are...

Weeding Out the Facts: Marijuana May Be Legal But Beware

The number of states in the United States with legalized medical marijuana is quickly approaching 40. Alabama joined as the thirty-seventh state on May 17, 2021 when its governor signed into law the Darren Wesley ‘Ato’ Hall Compassion Act (AL...

Marijuana Mayhem: New Developments

It is getting to the point where AccuSource may need to start a dedicated marijuana blog and I am beginning to run out of clever marijuana-related titles. First up, employers impacted by Philadelphia laws need to take note of new drug testing...

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,...

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