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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...

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 on...

For the Love of Ban the Box Laws

Ah, February. The month of foil hearts, yummy chocolates…and ban the box laws?

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...

2019 Employment Law Compliance Trends

The background and drug screening industry is an ever-changing landscape. While there are various topics and issues that arise regarding these types of screenings, these specific trends in the industry require an especially close review.

Employment Law Compliance Trends: 2018 Year in Review

As the weather gets colder, 2018 is drawing to a close and 2019 is days away. The compliance world was busy this past year. AccuSource discussed 2018’s biggest compliance topics in its annual webinar, but here is a summary of those items in case you...

Pending Delaware Legislation May Allow Minor Drug Offenses to be Sealed

Delaware has proposed legislation that can provide a clean slate for those with certain types of misdemeanor offenses. Referred to as the “Clean Slate Act,” the legislation would allow the automatic sealing of records for non-violent federal...

2018: Trends in Background Screening

Top background screening industry trends to watch in 2018 and beyond

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...

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 the...

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...

Now In Effect: NYC’s Expanded Ban The Box Law

In 2015, NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio signed the city’s first Fair Chance Act (FCA) into effect. On the day of its signing, de Blasio said:

“Today, we ‘ban the box’ in New York City. This bill opens the door to jobs for New Yorkers who have already paid...

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