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9th Circuit Court Rules FCRA Disclosure Can Be Provided with Other Employment Materials

Fair Credit Reporting Act Affirming the district court’s summary judgment in favor of the defendant, the panel held that an employer does not violate the Fair Credit Reporting Act by providing an FCRA disclosure simultaneously with other employment materials, and by failing to place an FCRA authorization on a standalone document. The panel held that […]

Accurate Background to Acquire CareerBuilder Employment Screening, Broadening Reach, and Accelerating Growth

Accurate Background, today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire CareerBuilder Employment Screening. The combined entity will operate under the Accurate Background brand and creates a uniquely positioned company focused on technology innovation, customer service, candidate experience, and delivery at scale. Through a strategic partnership agreement, CareerBuilder will continue to offer Accurate’s […]

Fifth Circuit Finds EEOC Overreached in Issuing Criminal Background Guidance

In Texas v. EEOC, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit ruled that the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission exceeded its authority when it issued a guidance that limited criminal background checks in hiring. The ruling is a major blow to the EEOC and its ability to weigh in on the use of criminal […]

Nevada Becomes the First State to Ban Pre-Employment Cannabis Tests

On June 5, 2019, Governor Steve Sisolak signed Assembly Bill 132, which makes it unlawful for any Nevada employer to fail or refuse to hire a prospective employee because the prospective employee submitted to a blood, urine, hair, or oral fluids drug test and the results of the test revealed the presence of cannabis. The […]

New York City Council Passes Ban on Pre-Employment Marijuana Testing

New York City employers wouldn’t be allowed to require job candidates to submit to drug testing for marijuana (THC) as a condition of hiring, under a bill approved by the City Council. The bill does make exceptions for safety and security sensitive jobs, as well as jobs tied to federal or state contracts. Pending signature from […]

First-In-The-Nation Legislation Introduced to Automate Arrest and Conviction Relief

AB 1076, a groundbreaking, revolutionary effort to efficiently automate arrest and conviction relief at the California Department of Justice.  Using technology, this policy will automate the process for those who are already entitled to record clearance relief under existing laws.  By eliminating barriers to successful reentry, AB 1076 will provide millions of Californians with renewed […]

Appriss Safety Partners with SJV & Associates to Deliver Cutting-Edge Data Solutions to Background Screening Market

SJV announces a new strategic alliance and partnership with Appriss Safety! Their teams are working together to create new solutions, while also innovating and enhancing existing solutions for our mutual clientele, through a shared vision of ensuring safer work environments and communities. Check out the press release for more details:

Leading Public Record Research Provider, County House Research, Acquires Know It All Backgrounds

County House Research, Inc. to expand coverage and services in Delaware PHILADELPHIA – March 18, 2019 – County House Research, Inc. (CHR), a leading provider of in-court public records research in the Mid Atlantic and New England, announced that, effective March 1, 2019, they have acquired Know It All Backgrounds of Bensalem, PA. The acquisition expands County House Research’s […]

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