The Accurate Blog

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
Read More
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
Read More
Jun 18
2014

What’s the Best Kind of Test for Drug Screening?

Accurate Background's Senior Vice President of National Accounts was recently featured on HRM America discussing the pitfalls and benefits of different drug testing methods. Read an excerpt of the
Read More
Apr 10
2014

Performing a Balancing Act with Criminal Records Checks

A few days ago, on July 26, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) held a meeting in Washington, D.C. to discuss the use of criminal records for employment screening purposes. All
Read More
Mar 08
2014

Identifying Diploma Mills

Online schools and distance learning courses are becoming increasingly popular with people who want to earn their degree and diploma with more ease and convenience than a traditional school
Read More
Feb 02
2014

The Cost of Non-Compliance: Background Screening Lawsuits on the Rise

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced a large settlement this year after an investigation of a global employer’s background check policy revealed a violation of Title VII
Read More
Nov 11
2013

Screening Industry Featured on the Today Show

As some of you may have seen, NBC’s Today Show did a report on the accuracy of employment background checks which aired on Friday, November 9th. The Rossen Report that aired alleged that applicants
Read More
Mar 23
2013

A Summary of the Revised EEOC Guidance

The argument is that individuals of certain national origins and/or races are arrested and convicted more often than other national origins / races. The EEOC’s concern is that the use of background
Read More
Dec 23
2011

Compliance Changes Surrounding Credit Report Usage Continue to Rise

The first few months of a new year often means sticking to resolutions to change personal habits and establish ambitious personal goals. Year after year, the most popular resolutions have included
Read More