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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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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

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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.

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

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Does Your Workforce Have the Talent DNA for the Digital Future?

With the increasing adoption of automation and data-driven technologies, the workforce is changing rapidly — regardless of whether we’re prepared to face it. Keeping up with the velocity of change is vital to success, and that means building digital readiness into the DNA of your organization so your workforce is ready to face an uncertain and constantly changing future.

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.

FMCSA Raises Random Drug Testing Rate For 2020

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The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has implemented another change in addition to its new Clearinghouse that may impact your drug screening program.

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).

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.

7 Red Flags to Watch for During a Job Interview

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No matter how much you feel you glean from an interview as an employer, you still take a risk each time you have to fill an opening with a new employee.

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2020 Report: The Future of HR

Paycor asked more than 500 leaders of medium and small businesses to talk about the present and future of HR. Download the guide and see what they said. Their responses will surprise you!

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.

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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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.

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

How to Activate Employee Voice to Create and Sustain a Speak Up Culture

This whitepaper details how leaders can shift into an ‘action mindset’ that allows for growth and change at every level of your organization. Speak Up cultures promote productivity, improve retention efforts, and create positive employee engagement.

Circuit Court Hands Down Win for Court Researchers

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

6 Ways to Improve Your Recruitment Efforts in 2019

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When looking for that next great future employee, you want to make sure your process is refined. When you cast a wider net, you’re guaranteed a few more fish being caught, but is that always the best?

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.

New York City Bans Pre-Employment Cannabis Testing

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The Big Apple makes progressive moves to ease restrictions on the use of marijuana. News Compliance Drug Testing legislation drug screening employment drug screening pre-employment drug testing marijuana laws

The Art of Selecting Candidate Pre-Hire Assessments

Speaker: Melissa Dobbins, Founder & CEO, Career.Place

At the core of successful hiring practices is the fair and accurate evaluation of skills, abilities, knowledge and other criteria for a job. One powerful method to do this is through psychometric assessments. The right assessments used in the right way provide objective evaluation of criteria that are far more accurate than interviews alone. Unfortunately, choosing the wrong assessments or using assessments in the wrong way can lead to bad choices, biases, and even discriminatory practices that violate compliance standards.

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.

Tumult in Texas: Fifth Circuit Issues Injunction against EEOC’s Use of Criminal Records Guidance

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Employers who conduct criminal background checks are familiar with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the factors it created seven years ago.

District Courts: Independent Contractors Not Protected by the FCRA

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Courts Hold Independent Contractors Are Not Employees under FCRA Extended Protections for Employees and Employment Applicants. News Employment Background Checks FCRA hiring background screening

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

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Employers who conduct criminal background checks are familiar with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the factors it created seven years ago.

Recognition and Rewards Buyers Guide

Recognition and rewards are an integral part of your company’s employee experience. So, it’s critical to get a platform that fits your company culture on the first try. Check out this guide to understand what questions to ask before finding a new Recognition & Rewards platform.

CCPA: What Does It Mean for Employment Background Screening?

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If you operate in California or have contact with consumers in California, you have likely already heard about the California Consumer Protection Act (“CCPA”), the United States’ answer to the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation.

Ninth Circuit Provides Strict Interpretation of FCRA Background Check Disclosures

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The Ninth Circuit Court recently adopted a decision that may affect those who are subject to the Federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (“FCRA”) as well as California's Investigative Consumer Reporting Agencies Act (“ICRAA”).

Marijuana Madness: Recent Laws and Decisions

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As more and more states pass laws decriminalizing and even legalizing the recreational use of marijuana, it is not surprising that marijuana continues to be a prevalent topic for lawmakers and courts throughout the country.

New FCRA Decision Provides Additional Guidance to Employers

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The Northern District of California provided additional guidance to employers with its decision in Soman v. Alameda Health Systems.

Year in Review: Talent Acquisition in 2019 & the 2020 Impact

The year 2019 in talent acquisition was full of key learnings and insights that you can leverage in order to start 2020 ahead of the recruiting pack. This report walks you through core trends to continuously examine as you plan your recruiting strategy for 2020 and beyond.

2019: No Change to FMCSA Random Testing Rates

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As of January 10, 2019, there will be no changes to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's (FMCSA) random drug testing rates. The agency is required to publish its required random testing rates only when they are changing.

A Hiring Horror Story: Robbie Romance

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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 replacement quickly.

Employment Law Compliance Trends: 2018 Year in Review

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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 missed it.

Changing Legislation: New Act Requires Update to Key FCRA Form

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The Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief and Consumer Protection Act was signed into United States Federal Law by President Donald Trump on May 24, 2018.

5 Culture Trends for 2019

As we approach 2019, major shifts in the work environment will continue to affect the ways companies do business. Companies that are looking to attract, engage, and retain top talent should leverage these trends to create workplaces where employees thrive.

The 9 Biggest Mistakes Small Business Owners Make When it Comes to Hiring

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In a small business, there’s little room for mistakes. You’ve put your blood, sweat, and tears into your company so it’s no surprise you’re wary about who you pick to represent your business.