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2018: Trends in Background Screening

Top background screening industry trends to watch in 2018 and beyond

New Development in Salary History Bans

Federal Judge Rules Portion of Philadelphia Salary History Ban Violates Constitutionally-Protected Free Speech

Salary History Cannot Justify Gender Pay Gap

Previous Ruling By 9th Circuit Court Overturned in Rizo v Yovino Case, Prohibits Employers from Using Past Salary to Set Wages


Credit Bureaus Remove Tax Lien Data from Consumer Credit Reports

TransUnion announces additional changes regarding collection and reporting of public record information

On July 1, 2017, TransUnion, Equifax and Experian adopted increased restrictions in their public records collection practices, requiring each...

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...

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...

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...

Compliance 101: Are You Asking the Right Questions

In today’s job market, where employers shell out significant amounts of time and money to recruit, hire and onboard candidates, it is normal for human resources professionals to be inquisitive during the hiring process. And for many years, it was...

Now In Effect: Stricter Regulations for Criminal Records

Earlier this year, California’s Fair Employment and Housing Council (FEHC) amended and approved regulations to include additional restrictions when using criminal records in the hiring process. The new regulations, which took effect July 1,...

Avoiding the Top Six Form I-9 Compliance Mistakes

Every time a new employee is hired, the company is required to fill out an IRS I-9 form. If this form is not completed, the company can be fined for non-compliance, or worse. 

What is an I-9 form?

According to the U.S. Citizenship & Immigration...

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