The Accurate Blog

Recent Sources of Identity Theft and Impact on Employers

Posted by Shahana Shah on November 15, 2017

“If your house was burning down, what three items would you take with you?”

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Topics: Social Security Number

Salary History Restrictions May Require You to Change Your Recruitment Process

Posted by Accurate Background on August 31, 2017

As the recruitment industry evolves, staying compliant with the latest legislative updates remains a high priority. Inquiring about a candidate’s salary history has become a growing topic of discussion and jurisdictions throughout the country have made significant changes to prohibit employers from having the ability to request this information. Several jurisdictions have recently passed laws prohibiting employers from inquiring about, or relying upon, a job applicant’s salary history in their hiring practices. The goals of these laws are to increase pay equity and ensure applicants are paid in accordance with the job they are being offered, rather than based on their previous pay.

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Topics: Compliance

What You Need to Know About California’s Updated “Fair Chance” Regulations

Posted by Accurate Background on August 22, 2017

Support for fair hiring practices continues to gain momentum with policy makers and workers alike. Currently, there are 29 states which have adopted such policies and 9 states have removed conviction questions from job applications in the private sector. California has recently “banned the box” for the public sector, and is currently trying to do the same for private employers, but until then they have imposed fair chance regulations that have impacted both.

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Topics: Compliance, Ban the Box

6 Key Considerations For Running Employment Background Checks In Canada

Posted by Accurate Background on October 18, 2016

When employing and screening in Canada, there are a few key things you must consider when reviewing your background check process. When implementing or evaluating your background check program, be sure to take the following six requirements into consideration.

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Topics: International Background Checks

Background Screening: Myths Explained – Part 2 – Driving Records

Posted by Byron Alvord on July 14, 2016

Who is driving for you? Benefits and compliance requirements of this product

Finding qualified drivers for your organization can be difficult. Company drivers are some of the highest liability employees and contractors. These individuals may be driving company vehicles, using their own vehicle to fulfill company duties, or driving to earn extra cash on the side in the shared economy. Either way, if something goes wrong, the finger is pointed at your organization. Therefore, it is important to know the various regulations and obligations your organization has in regards to compensating drivers.

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Topics: Driving History

Introduction to Our API v3 - Anthony Rossano of

Posted by Joshua Flexen on June 28, 2016

We were previously mentioned in a blog post by API evangelist Anthony Rossano on as he listed us as the best background check API available on the market following his research on background check APIs.  

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Topics: Background Check API

Background Screening Myths Explained: Myth 1 - Identity Verification

Posted by Katie Hartley on June 14, 2016

While we have written many articles on our blog geared toward the background screening industry best practices, compliance, and even something on “holiday baking," I find myself increasingly reading articles and online advertisements promising real-time background check results, identity verification, and “the most” comprehensive background checks.  I have noticed this, particularly, in the last year or two as the industry has moved towards API offerings and had many new entrants

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Topics: Background Check API, Driving History

Which Employment Drug Testing Method Is Best For Your Organization?

Posted by Joshua Flexen on May 17, 2016

When determining the best drug testing method to use at your organization, it is important to decide the criteria that fits best with your organizational needs. For some organizations the most important aspect of their drug testing program is the window of detection (time frame in which a drug can be detected since last use). Other organizations may weigh more heavily on drug testing costs or turnaround times. Below you will find an overview of the main drug testing methods available and the pros and cons to each type.

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Topics: Drug Testing

Version 3 of the Accurate Background Check API is Now Available

Posted by Joshua Flexen on May 12, 2016

The Accurate Background Check API  provides the broadest offering in the industry for U.S. and international background checks, employment and educational verifications, work authorization and drug testing requirements. Yesterday we released the newest version of our background check API (Version 3).  Main enhancements of the new v3 release focuses on developer productivity and implementation simplicity:

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Topics: Background Check API, International Background Checks, Product Updates

Austin Becomes the First City in Texas to “Ban the Box” for Private Employers

Posted by Tracy Vrchota on April 4, 2016

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 employers. The new law takes effect on April 4, 2016.

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Topics: Compliance, Ban the Box, Criminal Searches

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