The Accurate Blog

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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Nov 19
2015

An International Background Check API Requires More Sophistication

There has been a recent uptick of emergent background check APIs claiming to have “solved” international background screening. However, if you look under the hood, many of these services have little
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Nov 12
2015

4 Steps to Stay Compliant with FCRA - White Paper & Infographic

Over the past few years, a number of high-profile lawsuits have targeted companies for violating the Fair Credit Reporting Act (‘FCRA”) and that number is continuing to increase.  Accurate
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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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Oct 27
2015

Don't Trust Your Business to a “Partial” Background Check API

We’re currently living through a redefinition of work and what constitutes a job.  Technology has given way to the “sharing economy” and transformed the ways people can make a living. As these
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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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Sep 09
2015

Guest Post: Hiring and Maintaining a Legal Workforce

Today's guest post is brought to you by Arnall Golden Gregory partner Montserrat Miller. Montserrat is a respected thought leader in immigration, background screening compliance, and I-9 and E-Verify
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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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