The Accurate Blog

Jul 14
2015

What Does Your Social Security Number Say About You?

For the average American, the Social Security Number holds special significance. It follows you from birth to death and can act as a key to a variety of sensitive information - bank accounts, tax
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Jul 01
2015

Ban the Box Comes to New York City & Oregon

New York City and the State of Oregon recently joined the growing list of states and jurisdictions to Ban the Box - prohibiting employers from requesting criminal history until later in the hiring
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Jun 23
2015

Nevada Removes 7 Year Limitation for Criminal Convictions

Governor Brian Sandoval signed S.B. 409 into law on June 9th, 2015, eliminating the 7-year reporting restriction for criminal convictions. Effective immediately, there is no time limitation
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Jun 08
2015

FBI Criminal Record Information – Improved but not Perfect

The FBI criminal record database is an exhaustive collection of all evil deeds perpetrated by our nation’s criminals. The “bad guys” are immortalized in these files, their photos and criminal resumes
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May 12
2015

"Can I Trust You?" The Question Every Sharing Economy Company Must Answer

If you had to name the biggest economic disrupters of 2014, Uber and AirBnB would likely be at the top of your list. These and other sharing economy companies have introduced a unique transaction
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Apr 29
2015

Ban the Box takes immediate effect in Vermont

Governor Peter Shumlin signed an Executive Order April 21, 2015, officially banning the box in Vermont. Under the policy, which applies only to state employment, criminal background checks cannot be
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Apr 28
2015

New York City outlaws consideration of credit history

On April 16th, 2015, New York City became the second city and 12th jurisdiction to make employers' consideration of credit history an unlawful discriminatory practice (with limited exceptions).
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Apr 15
2015

Proposed Texas Legislation May Impact the Background Screening Industry

The Texas Legislature is considering a bill that would significantly change how background screenings are performed in the state. As written, H.B. No. 2700 (2015) would require court clerks and
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Mar 05
2015

Ban the Box Reaches the South

Georgia Governor Nathan Deal officially banned the box in state employment last week through an executive order, making Georgia the first Southern state to remove criminal inquiries from state job
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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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