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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,...

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...

Retailer Agrees to Consent Decree with EEOC for Alleged Background Screening Discrimination

Bright-line rules may seem convenient but beware if you use any type of bright-line rules in your criminal background screening programs. Dollar General learned this lesson after it faced a lawsuit from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission...

Circuit Court Hands Down Win for Court Researchers

Arkansas Court Clerk Ordered to Fulfill FOIA Request by NAPBS Member Courthouse Concepts

In a victory for court record researchers and consumer reporting agencies (CRAs), the Circuit Court of Pulaski County Arkansas, Second Division, granted...

Tumult in Texas: 5th Circuit Bans EEOC’s Use of Criminal Records

Employers who conduct criminal background checks are familiar with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the factors it created seven years ago. In 2012, the EEOC implemented its “Enforcement Guidance on the Consideration of...

Ontario Government Grants Screening Firms Exemption from Bill 113

 

The Police Record Checks Reform Act 2015 was passed by the Ontario government on December 1, 2015 and was scheduled to go into effect November 1, 2018. The act required that the results of a positive criminal conviction search be shared with a...

A Hiring Horror Story: Robbie Romance

Once upon a time, a well-educated, dynamic HR Manager had a customer service department supervisor position to fill. The previous supervisor departed with little notice, leaving the HR Manager under significant pressure to find a suitable...

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...

NAPBS Second Annual Industry Survey: Majority of Employers Use Background Checks

"Employers Universally Using Background Checks to Protect Employees, Customers, and the Public"

The National Association of Professional Background Screeners recently published the results of their second nationwide survey of human resources...

How Long Does A Background Check Take?

Obtaining a background check is often a trade-off between “I want it done now” and “I want it done right.”

Avoiding Risk & Adding Value: Why Staffing Agencies Should Focus on Background Screenings for Contingent Labor

More than 40% of the U.S workforce is expected to be comprised of contingent labor by the year 2020.

2018: Trends in Background Screening

Top background screening industry trends to watch in 2018 and beyond

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...

What to do if you uncover criminal history during the background check process

As pre-employment background check procedures continue to exist as a large part of the hiring process, there are instances where an employer will find that the applicant has a criminal history.

Handling this sensitive manner in a professional way...

How to identify red flags during a thorough background check

One of the key issues that exist among employers looking to hire new employees is the background check process.

Many organizations require an HR background check before an offer is extended.

With so many nuances in place, including issues like ...

How to Start Using Pre-employment Background Checks

The hiring process is a lot like dating in the 21st century. You assume everyone on the latest dating app is embellishing at least one of their characteristics, and you hope it isn't the part about not having a criminal past.

Fortunately, our...

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