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Banning in the Big Apple: NYC’s Fair Chance Act Updated

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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 January 10, 2021.

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In the Weeds…Again: House Votes Yes on Legalized Marijuana

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Marijuana has taken a step closer to being legalized on the federal level through the Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement Act, or the MORE Act. In a historic moment, the House of Representatives voted yes to H.R. 3884 on December 4.

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How HR Can Promote Mental Health at Work (Actionable Advice to Help Your People Thrive)

HR leaders are on the frontlines of a mental health crisis, but the topic can still be taboo—or at least something that’s only talked about reluctantly. What can HR do to help? Download our latest guide to learn the 4 ways you can support the mental health of your employees and identify warning signs of burnout.

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2020 Year-End Compliance Review Webinar

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2020 has left a lasting affect on the United States, and the world. In one short year, we encountered a global pandemic, civil unrest, protests for equality and justice, and a change in political party control. These impacts have had a ripple effect on the background screening industry.

Adapting to the New Normal – Developing Trends in Employment Screening

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Hiring in a Pandemic: How Alternative Data Sources Can Help Streamline Your Hiring Process

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In the past few weeks, hiring managers have had to dramatically adjust their hiring practices in order to accommodate remote work as well as changes in the availability of hiring resources.

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The Role of Human Resources in Workplace Safety

While it may seem obvious to say that safety is important for any company to embrace, making it a priority as an HR representative will not only be beneficial to your employees but to your bottom line too. Download this whitepaper to learn more!

In the Weeds: Voters Say Yes to Legalized Marijuana

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Webinar: International Screening 101 Webinar Recap & recording

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Global background screening has become an increasing challenge for many Human Resource professionals as they strive to recruit top talent both here in the United States and in locations around the globe.

The Risk of Overlooking Driver Safety Webinar

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Ninth Circuit Issues Another Article III Standing Decision

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At this point, those involved with background screening should have a standing date with the Ninth Circuit.

Five Reasons Leaders Invest in Language Training

Communication is the lifeforce of any company. Without it, productivity, employee happiness, and ultimately your business suffers. Investing in language learning better positions global business leaders to see gains in organizational effectiveness as a result.

What should a comprehensive background screening report look like?

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Changes in Paradise: Hawaii Updates Its Ban the Box Law

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AccuSource's Labor Day Holiday Hours

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In observance of the holiday, our offices will be closed on Monday, September 7, 2020. We will return to our standard business hours on Tuesday, September 8, 2020. Holiday Schedule

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

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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? ”. background screening

2021 Recruitment Strategies: Work Smarter Not Harder

Hours spent sourcing. Constantly checking different recruiting channels. Sifting through a sea of resumes. There’s no denying that the current hiring landscape is fragmented, complex, and full of frustrations. As you plan for 2021, take a moment to reflect on your current strategies and evaluate how you can work smarter, not harder in the new year. Download our guide where we break down different stages of the recruitment journey—and share several potential paths to hiring success.

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

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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 looking for work. background screening

A Change Years in the Making: SAMHSA Approves Oral Fluids Drug Testing

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Change is in the Air: NYC Legislative Update

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The air is getting a crisp bite (well maybe, depending on where you live) and legislative leaves are falling, carrying with them new laws and amendments. The colors are once again changing in New York City, our favorite city for employment-related changes. On September 12, 2019, the New York City Council passed a law that affects New York City employers. The new law, Int. 0136-A, will expand the protections under the New York City Human Rights Law to freelancers and independent contractors.

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The Pro’s Guide To Getting The Best ROI From Your New LMS

You need a Learning Management System when your courses and training programs need to be accessible online. Quickly build the perfect business case and easily determine which LMS will provide the best return on investment you need with this how-to eBook!

San Francisco Provides More Concise Fair Chance Ordinance Notice

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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. Fair Chance Ban The Box Laws Criminal Background Checks legislation california background screening

More Than Just a Number: A Primer on Employment Credit Reports

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One of the less standard areas of employment background screening involves the use of credit reports. While most consumers are familiar with the use of credit reports in housing and the lending industries, credit reports can also be helpful in the employment context. Compliance Employment Background Checks credit FCRA hiring background screening

Puff, Puff, Pass: Marijuana Updates

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Marijuana has been and will continue to be a huge topic in employment law. While federal law still holds that marijuana is an illegal controlled substance, states and local jurisdictions are legalizing it for medical and recreational use. Some jurisdictions are taking it a step further, banning employers from screening for marijuana during pre-employment drug testing.

Why credit scores are like grades

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The simplest way to understand your credit score is to think back to your school days. This week's article is a guest post from our friends at TrueCredit. Enjoy! News credit

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Use Chaos to Build a Stronger Organization

Speaker: Stacey Harris, Chief Research Officer & Managing Partner at Sapient Insights Group

As we look to tomorrow, it is time to ask ourselves what lessons have we learned and how do we create flexible organizations that can survive what the future holds. Stacey Harris, Chief Research Officer for Sapient Insights Group, will share insights, data, and tools that are helping organizations adapt and even thrive in this difficult environment. She’ll discuss the emerging trends in the Learning technology market, and how these exciting new approaches to creating micro, adaptive, and personalized content is changing the face of workforce development while creating strong connections to business outcomes.

New FMCSA Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse Impacts Employers

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The Secretary of Transportation, at the direction of Congress, has established the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) Clearinghouse. The secure online database will be available starting January 6, 2020 and will keep real-time records of drivers’ drug and alcohol program violations. The Clearinghouse will impact all drivers holding commercial driver’s licenses (CDL) who operate commercial motor vehicles on public roads as well as their employers and service agents.

New York Office of Court Administration to Increase Search Fees

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As part of its 2019-2020 State Budget, the New York Legislature approved a significant increase to the search fees associated with Office of Court Administration searches. The fee will increase from $65 to $95 per search plus any additional convenience fees. News background screening

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

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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 (EEOC). News Compliance Employment Background Checks Criminal Background Checks hiring background screening EEOC

2019 Employment Law Compliance Trends

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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. background screening marijuana laws FCRA legislation Fair Chance Compliance Ban The Box Laws salary history bans

The Best Sales Forecasting Models for Weathering Your Goals

Every sales forecasting model has a different strength and predictability method. It’s recommended to test out which one is best for your team. This way, you’ll be able to further enhance – and optimize – your newly-developed pipeline. Your future sales forecast? Sunny skies (and success) are just ahead!

Federal Ban the Box Law Will Impact Federal Agencies and Contractors

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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 already have such laws by passing the Fair Chance Act. News Fair Chance Ban The Box Laws Criminal Background Checks legislation background screening

Impact of COVID-19 on Background Screening

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Employers are likely aware of COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus, and its implications for daily operations. COVID-19 is causing issues for employers that are predictable, but it may also impact the background screening process. corona virus covid-19

Effect of State Marijuana Laws on Employers Still Foggy Despite Court Guidance

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Courts at the state level have been addressing the conflict between federal and state law concerning the use of marijuana. While numerous states have legalized marijuana for medical or recreational use, federal law still classifies marijuana as an illegal controlled substance. This creates confusion for employers in those states where marijuana has been legalized in some capacity.

For the Love of Ban the Box Laws

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Ah, February. The month of foil hearts, yummy chocolates…and ban the box laws? News Ban The Box Laws Criminal Background Checks legislation

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Free Webinar: How To Create A 100% Virtual Onboarding Experience

Speaker: David Secunda, CEO, WorkBright

Are you struggling with virtual onboarding? Whether you are making the switch to remote work or biding your time until you can get back to the office – you need a solution that works. Check out our webinar on November 12th at 1 PM E.T. for more information.