The Accurate Blog

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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Sep 02
2014

Ban the Box Trend Continues

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Aug 27
2014

Ban the Box Comes to Washington, DC

Another jurisdiction has passed Ban the Box legislation for private sector employers – Washington, DC. The "Fair Criminal Record Screening Amendment Act of 2014” signed into law on August 22nd, 2014
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Aug 15
2014

New Jersey Bans the Box – What You Need to Know

On August 11, 2014 Gov. Chris Christie and the state of New Jersey joined the ranks of Hawaii, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Rhode Island, and Illinois that “Ban the Box,” restricting employers from
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