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State of Nevada Removes 7-Year Reporting Limitation for Criminal Convictions

Posted by Jackie Edrada on Jun 23, 2015 6:00:00 AM

Governor Brian Sandoval signed S.B. 409 into law on June 9th, 2015, eliminating the 7-year reporting restriction for criminal convictions. Effective immediately, there is no time limitation on reporting criminal convictions for individuals living and working in the state of Nevada.

S.B. 409 expands the type of information that consumer reporting agencies (CRAs) can report on prospective employees of gaming operators and employers. At the requset of the gaming operator or employer, background check reports for Nevada residents and employees can include bankruptcy information older than 10 years and other negative credit information older than 7 years for positions directly connected to the employer's operations. 

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Topics: criminal background check, Criminal History, Credit Reports, SB 409, Nevada

New York City outlaws consideration of credit history

Posted by Liz Fairchild on Apr 28, 2015 8:04:53 AM

On April 16th, 2015, New York City became the second city and 12th jurisdiction to make employers' consideration of credit history an unlawful discriminatory practice (with limited exceptions). According to Bill 261-A, employers cannot request or use a job applicant's or current employees credit history in making an employment decision. California, Colorado, Connecticut, Hawaii, Illinois, Maryland, Nevada, Oregon, Vermont, Washington, and Chicago have similar legislation in place. You can read more about the laws of these jurisdictions in our Legislative Updates.

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Topics: compliance, Credit Reports, credit history

22 New Laws That May Affect Your Hiring Process in 2015

Posted by Joshua Flexen on Jan 6, 2015 10:00:00 PM

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:

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Topics: hiring, criminal background check, Criminal History, Accurate Background, background check, talent management, Background Screening, Credit Reports, FCRA, Drug Testing, Ban the Box, EEOC

CORI Regulations Reminder

Posted by Joshua Flexen on Dec 29, 2014 1:12:18 AM

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.

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Topics: criminal background check, Criminal History, Accurate Background, background check, CORI, Background Screening, Credit Reports

Credit Information Use in Employment Decisions Reaches Federal Level

Posted by Joshua Flexen on Oct 6, 2014 11:00:08 PM

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 legislation in place to limit the use of credit information for employment. Fines are also being handed down through the FCRA related to the use of credit reports (Up to $2,500 or more in some states). Two recent bills introduced at the federal level are causing employers to evaluate how credit reports are used in their hiring processes. Below is a high level overview of the proposed legislation:

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Topics: Accurate Background, background check, Background Screening, Credit Reports, FCRA, EEOC

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