The Accurate Blog

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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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
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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
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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
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