The Accurate Blog

Aug 22
2017

What You Need to Know About California’s Updated “Fair Chance” Regulations

Support for fair hiring practices continues to gain momentum with policy makers and workers alike. Currently, there are 29 states which have adopted such policies and 9 states have removed conviction
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Apr 04
2016

Austin Becomes the First City in Texas to “Ban the Box” for Private Employers

Austin’s City Council passed Ordinance 20160324-019 (DRAFT)*, adding Chapter 4-15 to the City Code and making Austin the first city in Texas to expand “Fair Chance Hiring” practices to private
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Mar 11
2016

Philadelphia Ban the Box Effective Monday, March 14, 2016

As Accurate Background previously reported, Philadelphia's Ban the Box legislation Bill No. 150815 goes into effect Monday, March 14, 2016.   This law amends Chapter 9-3500 of the Philadelphia Code
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Mar 08
2016

Tracy Vrchota, Director of Compliance: Tips On Staying Compliant With Background Checks

This blog was originally published by Recruiting Trends. You can read the original article here. When it comes to background checks, regulations are an undeniable and unavoidable reality. In order to
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Mar 02
2016

2015 Compliance Recap  – 21 Changes that May Impact Your Hiring Process

Curious about what happened in the world of compliance last year? 2015 was a busy year with major changes impacting hiring processes across the country – from E-Verify, to Ban the Box, to Drug
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Jan 29
2016

Philadelphia Ban the Box Grows Bigger

Philadelphia’s City Council recently passed an amendment to their existing ban the box legislation that goes much further than the City’s 2011 legislation. Bill No. 150815 takes effect on March 14,
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Dec 30
2015

Oregon's Ban the Box Effective January, 1st 2016

Oregon’s Ban the Box initiative House Bill 3025 goes into effect on January 1, 2016. This law prohibits any employer in Oregon (with 1 or more employees) from requiring an applicant to disclose a
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Dec 10
2015

NYC's Fair Chance Act: Latest on Article 23-A

New York City's Ban the Box legislation the "Fair Chance Act," which went into effect this past October, prohibits employers from inquiring about an applicant's arrest or conviction record until
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Oct 28
2015

Recent New York City Legislation

Recent legislation in New York City may impact your business if you are doing background checks in this area. Here are some things to know about the recent legislation:
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Sep 16
2015

EEOC's recent consent decree - What employers need to know

Recently, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission entered into its first consent decree with an employer since the EEOC Guidance was initially published in 2012. It alleged that the employer's
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