Background Screening Compliance Minute: Disclosure and Authorization

As you are aware, the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) requires all users of background reports under Section 604(b) to perform the following tasks prior to requesting a Consumer Report (CR): Provide a “clear and conspicuous disclosure” in a document that “consists solely of the disclosure” Obtain the consumer’s authorization “in writing” for the “procurement […]

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FMCSA Annual Random Controlled Substances Testing Percentage Rate Changes for 2016

The FMCSA announced, effective in calendar year 2016, it is reducing the minimum annual percentage rate for random controlled substances testing for drivers of commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) requiring a commercial driver’s license (CDL) from 50 percent of the average number of driver positions to 25 percent of the average number of driver positions. The […]

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New York City Fair Chance Act: Effective October 27, 2015

In June of this year, we posted a blog about the New York City Fair Chance Act. At its highest level, this is another in a long line of “ban the box” laws that have passed on the state and municipal level, in addition to the currently pending federal Fair Chance Act (S. 2021 / […]

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Oregon and Virginia “Ban the Box”

In addition to New York City’s recent ban the box legislation, Oregon and Virginia have joined the growing list of states requiring employers to “ban the box” from their hiring processes.  However, these two pieces of legislation are very different from one another. With the HB3025, Oregon now requires all state and private employers in […]

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New York City “Bans the Box” with the Fair Chance Act

On June 10, 2015, New York City Council passed the Fair Chance Act, which aims to create opportunities for job seekers with criminal histories. In doing so, they join 7 states (HI, IL, MA, MN, NJ, OR*, RI) as well as a rapidly growing number of cities and municipalities, such as Philadelphia and San Francisco, […]

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HHS Proposes New Drug Testing Procedures for the Federal Drug Free Workplace Programs

The HHS and SAMHSA/CSAP/DWP has published two Federal Register Notices on the proposed revisions to the Mandatory Guidelines for Federal Workplace Drug Testing Programs (Guidelines) for Urine (URMG) and for Oral Fluid (OFMG) for the 60-day public comment period. The OFMG establish the standards and technical requirements for: Oral fluid collection devices Initial oral fluid […]

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FMCSA Rule: Medical Examiner’s Certification Integration

A Rule by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration on 04/23/2015 Medical Examiner’s Certification Integration FMCSA amends the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) to require certified medical examiners (MEs) performing physical examinations of commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers to use a newly developed Medical Examination Report (MER) Form, MCSA-5875, in place of the current […]

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DOT Final Rule: Electronic Federal Drug Testing Custody and Control Forms

Applicant Insight’s goal is to provide the best customer service possible to its clients. Part of that high level of service is ensuring that you are kept up-to-date on the most current Federal and State regulation changes. We are pleased to announce that on April 13th, the Department of Transportation issued a Final Rule (FR) […]

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New Ai Focus on Compliance Whitepaper – Criminal History Reporting: Strict Procedures vs. Contemporaneous Notice

When it comes to the background screening of job applicants, there is one thing that almost all stakeholders can agree on – they want an accurate background check.  Employers want their reports to be accurate in order to make informed decisions; honest applicants want their reports to accurately reflect their credentials and history; consumer reporting […]

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Extraneous Information vs. The FCRA “Solely Of” Disclosure Requirement: The Stakes Have Been Raised

In May of this year, Applicant Insight published an Ai Focus on Compliance whitepaper titled Liability Waivers in FCRA Disclosures.  In this publication, we addressed the recent surge of Fair Credit Reporting Act class action litigation regarding liability waivers and other “extraneous” information in FCRA disclosures.  At the time, only one case had settled, Singleton […]

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