The Accurate Blog

Jun 23
2015

Nevada Removes 7 Year Limitation for Criminal Convictions

Governor Brian Sandoval signed S.B. 409 into law on June 9th, 2015, eliminating the 7-year reporting restriction for criminal convictions. Effective immediately, there is no time limitation
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Apr 29
2015

Ban the Box takes immediate effect in Vermont

Governor Peter Shumlin signed an Executive Order April 21, 2015, officially banning the box in Vermont. Under the policy, which applies only to state employment, criminal background checks cannot be
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Apr 28
2015

New York City outlaws consideration of credit history

On April 16th, 2015, New York City became the second city and 12th jurisdiction to make employers' consideration of credit history an unlawful discriminatory practice (with limited exceptions).
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Apr 15
2015

Proposed Texas Legislation May Impact the Background Screening Industry

The Texas Legislature is considering a bill that would significantly change how background screenings are performed in the state. As written, H.B. No. 2700 (2015) would require court clerks and
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Mar 05
2015

Ban the Box Reaches the South

Georgia Governor Nathan Deal officially banned the box in state employment last week through an executive order, making Georgia the first Southern state to remove criminal inquiries from state job
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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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