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AccuSource Expands Through Acquisition of Proforma Screening Solutions

AccuSource, Inc. acquires employment screening services provider Proforma Screening Solutions

College Interns: An Often-Overlooked Talent Resource

As a tight job market continues to present challenges for human resources professionals scrambling to fill key positions, college interns present a viable option for recruiting fresh skilled talent. Historically interns have served in the position...

Time-Sensitive Update on California Criminal Background Records Legislation

AccuSource has previously shared information regarding date of birth (DOB) redaction legislation impacting access to criminal records in California. This recent legislation (SB 2.507) has impacted background screening processes and the ability to...

Webinar: Listening is Caring! Lead with Your Ears

What is the one quality people value in virtually any type of relationship? Being a good listener. Unfortunately, listening doesn’t always evoke the care it deserves. This provocative keynote aims to change that since having a company full of...

Webinar: AccuSource's 2022 Mid-Year Compliance Update

Are you feeling ’22? As summer begins and 2022 reaches its halfway point, the first six months remind us that the background screening industry is never boring. New marijuana laws have flowered and legislatures and courts have weighed cannabis...

Webinar Recording: Why Failing Doesn’t Suck: How to Rejoice in Your Face-Palm Moments

With today’s changing business landscape, innovation is everything. But to drive innovation, employees can’t be paralyzed by self-doubt or the fear of failure. In this webinar, Chris Dyer presented how accepting (and expecting) to fail from wrong...

Webinar Recording: Mastering Tough Conversations

What conversations have you been avoiding? Just the thought of broaching certain topics can be enough to bring on a spontaneous stomach ache and palms so sweaty you’ll be glad shaking hands went out of style. Sometimes saying what’s on your mind is...

Michigan DOB Redaction: AccuSource Registers for Access

We have previously written about Michigan’s amendments to Rule 1.109 of the Michigan Court Rules. As a refresher, the amended rule as originally proposed would have required court clerks throughout Michigan to redact personal identifying...

Webinar Recording: What Your Employees Really Want, But Won’t Tell You

Keeping good employees is so much easier than finding and hiring new ones. But in a world where people always have their eye out for the next best thing, how do you know what will make top talent stick around?

You could ask employees what they...

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...

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...

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...

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”) was...

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, specifically...

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, the...

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