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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...

Webinar Recording: AccuSource's Year-End Compliance Review

2021 has seen changes in the background screening industry that have greatly impacted the screening programs of employers. From the identifier redactions occurring in California and Michigan to new ban the box laws, employers may face new issues in...

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...

Webinar Recording: Is This Record Yours? Identifier Redaction And its Impact on Background Screening

Privacy concerns have been sweeping across the globe and the United States is not immune to its impact. It is not surprising that numerous states have introduced legislation to protect the privacy and data of its residents. However, it is...

Webinar: Is This Record Yours? Identifier Redaction and its Impact on Background Screening

Privacy concerns have been sweeping across the globe and the United States is not immune to its impact. It is not surprising that numerous states have introduced legislation to protect the privacy and data of its residents. However, it is unexpected...

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...

AccuSource Labor Day Hours

In observance of the holiday, our offices will be closed on Monday, September 6, 2021. We will return to our standard business hours on Tuesday, September 7, 2021. 

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...

Webinar Recording: Returning Employees to Work Safely

It’s 2021, and we are still in the throes of the COVID-19 pandemic. As more businesses reopen and some companies transition from remote to on-site workplaces, it’s natural for many people to feel concerned about encountering the coronavirus at...

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...

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