The Accurate Blog

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 24
2015

Is Pre-Employment Marijuana Testing 2015’s Ban the Box?

With more states passing medical marijuana legislation and some even taking measures to decriminalize marijuana use (Alaska, Oregon, Colorado, and Washington), employers are asking how they should
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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 15
2014

Removing the Box is Just the Beginning

New Jersey is the most recent state to enact legislation commonly known as “Ban the Box” – requiring employers to eliminate asking if an applicant has ever been convicted of a crime on the job
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