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Joshua Flexen

Joshua Flexen
Josh has worked in marketing within the background screening industry at Accurate Background for over four years. He has been focused on bringing awareness to relevant background screening topics for human resource professionals through educational content and highlighting impactful solutions within the background screening landscape.
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Recent Posts

Sep 25
2015

Accurate Background CEO on the "Sharing Economy" Workforce - HRDive

Many "sharing economy" services get rave reviews. However, a few recent cases have highlighted situations where contractors with backgrounds ranging from questionable to downright criminal are being
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Feb 27
2015

Potential DHS Shutdown and Its Impact on E-Verify Services

The possibility of impending funding gaps will mean furloughs for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and the respective shutdown of the E-Verify system, effective Friday, February 27, 2015 at
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Feb 02
2015

Chicago Enhances “Ban the Box” Legislation

Chicago, IL, has passed Ordinance No O2014-8347, enhancing the City’s “Ban the Box” law. The new law amends Chapter 2-160 of the Municipal Code regarding employment discrimination and goes beyond
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Jan 06
2015

22 New Laws That May Affect Your Hiring Process in 2015

With 2015 already in full force, there are many new laws related to background screening and hiring that may affect employers moving into the new year. It can be hard to keep up with so many new
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Dec 29
2014

CORI Regulations Reminder

As Accurate Background previously communicated, Massachusetts issued the final CORI Regulations in May 2012. In a continuing effort to educate our clients, we would like to take this opportunity to
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Dec 09
2014

Prince George’s County joins others to “Ban the Box”

Prince George’s County, MD, has joined other jurisdictions, such as Montgomery County and San Francisco by passing Bill No. CB-78-2014. The new law adds Subdivision 10 “Fair Criminal Record Screening
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Nov 12
2014

Montgomery County joins others to “Ban the Box”

Montgomery County joins others to “Ban the Box”
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Oct 21
2014

The Risks of Background Screening on Your Own

If you do a quick Google search for DIY background checks, you will find countless websites and articles offering “free” background screening services and how-tos for running background checks on
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Oct 06
2014

Credit Information Use in Employment Decisions Reaches Federal Level

The debate surrounding credit report use in employment grows louder as more states implement new legislation on the topic. There are now 10 states, including California and Nevada that have put
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Sep 02
2014

Ban the Box Trend Continues

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