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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...

Where’s the Beef in Your Monitoring Solution? [Case Study]

As one of the more “tenured” people in the background screening industry, I along with a few dozen others will remember the 1984 Wendy’s commercial featuring an elderly Clara Peller asking that famous question, “Where’s the beef?

Hiring Post-COVID-19: How to Manage the Incoming Talent Pool

As the coronavirus wears on, and unemployment continues to spike to record levels, employers are beginning to face a new challenge: managing a massive talent pool. As of the first week of May, unemployment hit 14.7% with 35.6 million Americans...

Navigating Employment Background Screening in the Wake of COVID-19 Shutdowns and Restrictions

For many of us, March 13, 2020 will become one of those pivotal dates in history we will always remember. While most of us were aware of the COVID-19 (novel Coronavirus) outbreak in China and other parts of Southeast Asia and the fact cases were...

San Francisco Provides More Concise Fair Chance Ordinance Notice

Employers in the City or County of San Francisco are likely already familiar with the San Francisco Fair Chance Order (“FCO”), which took effect on October 1, 2018.

Federal Ban the Box Law Will Impact Federal Agencies and Contractors

As AccuSource has discussed in numerous blog posts and webinars, the number of jurisdictions with ban the box laws has been growing exponentially over the past few years. The federal government has joined the ranks of those jurisdictions that...

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