AccuSource Blog

Updating Hiring Practices in Light of Salary History Bans

In effort to close gender pay gaps, state and local legislatures prohibit employers from inquiring about past pay history

Women continue to earn approximately eighty cents to each dollar earned by their male counterparts in the same or similar...

Presidential Budget Requires All Employers to Use E-Verify

Call for mandatory use in effort to crack down on employment of illegal aliens

The fiscal year (FY) 2019 budget from President Trump’s White House calls for the mandatory use of the E-Verify system for all US employers. The E-Verify system is an...

Texas Lawsuit May Set Precedent On Criminal Background Information Use

Texas Sues Agency, Claims Administrative Procedure Act Not Being Followed

In 2012, the EEOC issued Enforcement Guidance outlining how employers should use criminal background checks during the hiring process. While preemployment criminal...

Maine Employers Can No Longer Test Applicants for Marijuana Use

UPDATE: Emergency Legislation Replaces Flawed Maine Recreational Marijuana Use Law

June 7, 2018 - The original Maine law referenced below in a blog post from February 9, 2018 has been the subject of controversy for its apparent ban on employers...

AccuSource New Year Hours

AccuSource, Inc. would like to extend our wishes for a prosperous 2018. As 2017 comes to a close, we would like to thank you for your business. Our team looks forward to the continued opportunity to serve as your background screening partner in...

AccuSource Winter Holiday Hours

AccuSource, Inc. would like to extend our warmest wishes for a joyous winter holiday season. Thank you for your business and the continued opportunity to serve as your background screening partner. In observance of the holidays, our offices will...

AccuSource Year-End Compliance Update

 

In 2017, there were many changes in the employment screening landscape, impacting hiring processes.  Projections for 2018 indicate next year will be equally challenging for human resources professionals tasked with ensuring their companies...

Fair Pay Legislation on the Horizon for 2018

In a recent blog Jurisdictions Across The U.S. Implement Fair Chance Regulations, we highlighted a few fair pay laws/acts with effective dates in 2017. However, as we inch closer to the end of the year, it is important for employers to keep fair...

Fair Pay Legislation Sweeping U.S. Jurisdictions in 2017

Like Ban-the-Box initiatives in cities and states throughout the country, fair pay legislation and subsequent salary history bans are sweeping the nation. In a recent blog Philadelphia Clarifies Ordinance Banning Salary History Questions, we...

2017 Fall greetings from the AccuSource team!

Fall greetings from the AccuSource Team!

We would like to extend our warmest wishes for a safe and happy Thanksgiving. In the spirit of showing gratitude, we would also like to thank you for your business and the continued opportunity to serve as...

Industry & Compliance Expert Beth Axelrod joins the AccuSource Team

CORONA, CALIF. (November 14, 2017) – AccuSource, Inc. – one of California's most trusted and respected employment screening firms – today announced the appointment of Beth Axelrod as the company’s Vice President of Compliance and Regulatory...

Employment Screening Industry Expert Nancy Golden to Lead AccuSource Operations

CORONA, CALIF. (November 7, 2017) – AccuSource, Inc. – one of California's most trusted and respected employment screening firms – has appointed employment screening expert, Nancy Golden, as its Vice President of Operations. With more than 20...

It’s Official – California Soon To Be A Ban The Box State

A few months back, AccuSource published an article about the many states and jurisdictions throughout the United States implementing Fair Chance/Ban the Box laws. The Ban the Box movement, which has gained a significant amount of momentum over...

Philadelphia Clarifies Ordinance Banning Salary History Questions

In January, Philadelphia Mayor, Jim Kenney, signed the Philadelphia Wage Equity Ordinance, which was scheduled to go into effect in May of this year. However, shortly after its signing, the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia questioned...

The Evolution of Substance Abuse in the Workplace

It’s 2017, yet many employers have not reviewed their drug-free workplace documents since the mid-2000s, if they have a document to convey to their employees their position on substance abuse in the workplace. It has been a busy 10 years and a...

Salary History in New York City Hiring Processes? Forget About It.

Over the past few years, the use of salary history in the hiring process has become quite a hot-button issue. Some argue that it is an employer’s right to ask for salary history, whereas others argue that it perpetuates cycles of pay inequity in...

Jurisdictions Across the U.S. Implement Fair Chance Regulations

For many years, organizations and lawmakers across the country have dedicated their efforts to leveling the playing field and increasing access to job opportunities for individuals with criminal records. Like other initiatives gaining traction...

Massachusetts Medical Marijuana Ruling is First of Its Kind

In 2014, Cristina Barbuto of Brewster, Massachusetts, accepted a position with Advantage Sales and Marketing. After only one day of employment, the company terminated Barbuto upon receiving her marijuana-positive drug test results. Barbuto, who...

How Outsourcing Employment Verifications & Education Verifications Protects the Integrity of Background Checks

When developing background screening programs, many employers and hiring managers first assess their organization’s needs. They typically create a list of necessary background check components, and look for a vendor like AccuSource to meet their...

Beyond the MVR: Making the Most of the Driver Lifecycle

It is widely known in the risk management field motor vehicle reports (MVRs), which detail a driver’s past performance, provide a useful means of predicting future driving performance. Knowing the on-and-off-duty driving habits and records of your...

Interested in learning more? Click here or call us at 888.649.6272 today! 

   Learn More   

Subscribe to Receive Blog Updates

Human Resources Today