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Island Time: Rhode Island Legalizes Recreational Marijuana

Rhode Island recently became the nineteenth state to legalize cannabis for adult recreational use. The Rhode Island Cannabis Act was signed into law on May 24, 2022 and became effective immediately. Adults who are 21 years old and over are able to...

Seven interesting Facts About SHRM

It is hard to believe summer is almost here which can only mean one thing. The SHRM22 Annual Conference and Expo is right around the corner! This year the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is hosting its national conference in New...

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...

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...

Mastering Tough Conversations Webinar

2020 has left a 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...

Product Update: Social Security Trace Data Removal from Consumer Reports and Instascreen

AccuSource would like to provide an update on the Social Security Trace product, also known as a “Person Search.” Effective March 21, 2022, Social Security Trace data will no longer be displayed in background screening reports. Additionally, while...

New Year, More New York City Employment Laws

2022: a bright, new year full of promise…and another law in New York City that impacts employers. This time, the Big Apple is seeking greater pay transparency for salary ranges in order to reduce the chance for discrimination. In December 2021, Int.

Philadelphia Employers: Puff, Puff Pass[ed Drug Test]

In the year of marijuana blog posts, we will close out 2021 with another marijuana update. We have discussed during recent webinars that the City of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania is chasing after other jurisdictions who have banned pre-employment...

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...

New York City Fair Chance Act: Proposed Solution

In October 2015, the New York City Commission on Human Rights (“CCHR”) enacted the New York City Fair Chance Act (“NYC FCA”), which amended the New York City Human Rights Law. The original version of the NYC FCA makes it illegal for most impacted...

California Employers: Watch Out! DFEH Seeking Fair Chance Act Violations

Employers who hire applicants and employees in California should review their job advertisements immediately to verify compliance with California’s Fair Chance Act (“FCA”). In its press release on October 20, 2021, the California Department of Fair...

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...

FCRA Focus Part II: Disclosure and Authorization

We are going back to basics with this blog post, outlining the disclosure and authorization requirements under the Federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (“FCRA”). Please note that the FCRA has disclosure and authorization requirements for non-employment...

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...

Webinar: Returning Employees to Work Safely

It’s 2021, and we are still in the throes of the COVID-19 pandemic. As more businesses reopen and some companies transition from remote to on-site workplaces, it’s natural for many people to feel concern about encountering the coronavirus at work....

Michigan ID Redaction Update: Partial Victory

AccuSource has received news from our industry group, the Professional Background Screening Association (PBSA), that on June 30, 2021 the Michigan Supreme Court issued an order that delays the implementation of the date of birth redaction rule that...

Weeding Out the Facts: Marijuana May Be Legal But Beware

The number of states in the United States with legalized medical marijuana is quickly approaching 40. Alabama joined as the thirty-seventh state on May 17, 2021 when its governor signed into law the Darren Wesley ‘Ato’ Hall Compassion Act (AL SB46)....

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