We’re currently living through a redefinition of work and what constitutes a job. Technology has given way to the “sharing economy” and transformed the ways people can make a living. As these flexible work environments grow so does the need for technologies that can create trust relationships.
We are pleased to announce the Fall release of the Accurate Background Newsletter! In this edition, we introduce the new members of our leadership team: President and Chief Operating Officer Tim Dowd, Chief Product Officer Alek Zdziarski, and Chief Technology Officer Connie Suoo. You can also meet Mr. Zdziarski and Ms. Suoo at HR Tech!
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 criminal justice agencies to refuse requests for bulk criminal history record information concerning Class A, Class B, or felony offenses for which a final judgment has been rendered. Instead, they must refer the requestor to Texas Department of Public Safety.
As part of their ongoing commitment to keep riders safe, Uber announced yesterday a comprehensive list of safety enhancements they are making to their platform. Among the seven enhancements, this plan will include a Code of Conduct for all riders and drivers, a Safety Advisory Board, and Background Checks.
Our events are starting to pick up! We will be at three different events in CA during February. Our representatives will be demonstrating our employment and workforce screening solutions to help you build positive employer and candidate experiences that support hiring and retaining the best talent. We will also be giving away some great thank you gifts and entering everyone who stops by into drawings for some amazing prizes. We hope to see you early this year as we start with our first February event on February 10th.
HR professionals can take advantage of free E-Verify and I-9 webinars presented by the USCIS (U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services). The webinars will be running throughout the month of January and will cover important aspects of E-Verify and the I-9 Form as well as best practices.
Accurate Background is excited to kick off 2015. We will be at three different events in CA and CO during January! Our representatives will be demonstrating our employment and workforce screening solutions to help you build positive employer and candidate experiences that support hiring and retaining the best talent. We will also be giving away some great thank you gifts and entering everyone who stops by into drawings for some amazing prizes. We hope to see you early this year as we start with our first event on January 13th!
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 laws, but don’t worry, Accurate Background has you covered. We take the time to consistently monitor any legislation that may impact our clients and have created a summary of some of the regulatory changes from the past year that may affect your hiring and background screening process. Below is a recap of these regulatory changes:
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 remind you of the CORI Regulations that may impact your organization and discuss steps Accurate Background is taking to support your compliance with these requirements.
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 Standards” to Division 12 Human Relations Commission of the Prince George’s County Code.