The Accurate Blog

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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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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Dec 09
2015

Hireology and Accurate Background Infographic: Employee Screening for Franchises

A bad hire can be an expensive mistake for a business to make, but this can be avoided with a  background screening program. Hireology recently published an infographic with 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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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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Aug 03
2015

Retailers: Why Leave the Back Door Open to Theft?

Background checks provide critical protections for your reputation, brand, and profits It’s no secret that theft is a huge issue when it comes to the retail market. Whether it is someone palming a
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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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