Have You Tried This in Your Diversity Approach?

  A diverse team is powerful. Integrating unique backgrounds at work paves the road to increased productivity and innovation. Unfortunately, diversity in the workplace is looked at through a narrow lens more often than not. Though incorporating different race and … Continued

Colorado | Ban The Box

Colorado Ban the Box will go into effect on September 1, 2019 so it’s a good time for Colorado employers to review employment policies and practices to ensure compliance with the new law.  Monitoring compliance with this regulation will be … Continued

Can SmartHire integrate with my ATS?

Can SmartHire integrate with my ATS? Yes! USAFact has the ability to integrate with any ATS. It’s a common misconception that you need to leave behind your trusted background screening company to use a new ATS. The reality is, ATS’s … Continued


FMCSA Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has created a Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse which will contain records of violations of drug and alcohol prohibitions in 49 CFR Part 382, Subpart B, including positive drug or alcohol test results and … Continued

The Westchester County, NY Fair Chance to Work Act

The Westchester County, NY, Fair Chance to Work Act is set to take effect on March 3, 2019. Under this Act, employers with four or more employees are prohibited from asking about an applicant’s arrest or criminal conviction history during … Continued

New FCRA Notice Requirements Effective Immediately

Effective immediately, any employer utilizing a third-party consumer reporting agency to perform background checks on employees or job applicants must make their background paperwork compliant under the new requirements of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). These background checks, also … Continued

Washington Fair Chance Act

Washington State is the most recent to enact a Ban the Box law. Washington State is the most recent to enact a Ban the Box law. The Washington Fair Chance Act, signed into law on March 13th, effective as of … Continued

Ban-The-Box Laws

Find out what Ban-The-Box Laws are and how they apply to your business What is Ban-the-Box? Ban-the-box is a movement that aims to encourage employers to consider a job candidate’s qualifications first before considering their criminal record. This campaign allows … Continued

California AB 1008 Fair Chance Act

Additional Legislation to reduce barriersto employment for people with criminal conviction histories California AB 1008: California has joined many other states in enacting additional legislation to reduce barriers to employment for people with criminal conviction histories. AB 1008, approved by … Continued