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Luke Runnells

Luke Runnells

PBSA Accreditation: Why It Matters

Employers in the US alone request millions of background checks each year, and each year improper and inadequate background screenings lead to thousands of FCRA lawsuits costing employers millions of dollars. The importance of a thorough and...

AccuSource's Thanksgiving Holiday Hours

AccuSource, Inc. would like to extend our warmest wishes for a joyous Thanksgiving holiday, and to thank you for subscribing to our blog.

Circuit Court Hands Down Win for Court Researchers

Arkansas Court Clerk Ordered to Fulfill FOIA Request by NAPBS Member Courthouse Concepts

In a victory for court record researchers and consumer reporting agencies (CRAs), the Circuit Court of Pulaski County Arkansas, Second Division, granted...

District Courts: Independent Contractors Not Protected by the FCRA

Courts Hold Independent Contractors Are Not Employees under FCRA Extended Protections for Employees and Employment Applicants

New York City Bans Pre-Employment Cannabis Testing

The Big Apple makes progressive moves to ease restrictions on the use of marijuana

Spokeo v. Robins Update: Settlement Approved by CA District Court

On March 11, 2019, the US District Court for the Central District of California approved a settlement stipulation between the parties involved in the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) case between Thomas Robins and Spokeo, Inc.

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.

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...

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...

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...

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,...

Avoiding Risk & Adding Value: Why Staffing Agencies Should Focus on Background Screenings for Contingent Labor

More than 40% of the U.S workforce is expected to be comprised of contingent labor by the year 2020.

The Evolution of Applicant Tracking Systems

Applicant Tracking Systems, an indispensable tool for busy HR professionals, have changed steadily through the years

Salary History Cannot Justify Gender Pay Gap

Previous Ruling By 9th Circuit Court Overturned in Rizo v Yovino Case, Prohibits Employers from Using Past Salary to Set Wages

 

Bucking Trends, Michigan Passes Bill Banning Salary History Bans

Gov. Rick Snyder signs a bill forbidding localities from adopting salary history bans on March 26

As many states and municipalities across the nation are moving to prevent employers from asking questions regarding a candidate’s salary history in...

New Rules for Department of Transportation Drug Testing

DOT Expands the 5-Panel Drug Test to Include Schedule II Opioid Drugs

In a rule published in the Federal Register on November, 13 2017, the US Department of Transportation (DOT) announced it has expanded the standard 5 panel DOT drug test to...

AccuSource Announces Partnership with NEOGOV

The partnership allows for a seamless integration between AccuSource and NEOGOV’s applicant tracking system

AccuSource recently partnered with NEOGOV, integrating AccuSource’s employment screening solution with NEOGOV’s Insight applicant tracking...

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