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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...

Webinar: Advantages of an Electronic Form I-9 E-Verify Database. Are you at risk?

All employers in the U.S. are required to have a Form I-9 on file for every employee hired. Errors are common on traditional paper form I-9 documents, which could expose your company to heavy fines when audited. Employers can reduce the risk of...

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”) ...

Transitioning to a New “Normal” …Why Demand for Workplace COVID-19 Testing is Likely to Remain Strong for the Foreseeable Future

In recent weeks, much of the news coverage has been focused on COVID-19 vaccinationsOn March 1, 2021, Johnson and Johnson began the distribution of their one-dose COVID-19 vaccine. It is the third vaccine developed to protect against the deadly 

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...

Webinar: Global Screening Mysteries: Answers to Common Questions About Global Screening Recording

As companies expand their search for top talent throughout the world and open new business sites outside of the United States, global recruitment and hiring continues to increase as a top challenge for Human Resource professionals. With U.S....

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,...

Temporary Policy Changes to Form I-9 & E-Verify Due to COVID-19 Webinar

 

Due to the COVID-19 epidemic many employers needed to transition to a remote workforce. Beginning in March 2020, USCIS and ICE announced several temporary policy changes to Form I-9 and E-Verify in the wake of COVID-19 stay at home orders and...

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...

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