Maryland Enacts Ban The Box Act

Maryland enacts Ban The Box Act impacting employers with 15 or more full-time employees.   As of February 29, 2020, it will be unlawful for these employers to inquire into an applicant’s criminal history until the employer conducts an in-person … Continued

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