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Recent State drug laws impacting the workplace including marijuana

Through all of the confusion that employers have been facing this year, drug testing while staying in compliance and avoiding risk within your organization is at the very top. Continuing the trend of changes in drug testing, here are the most recent state laws legislation changes employers should be aware of.

The Future of Drug Testing

I founded the Current Consulting Group (CCG) in 1998 and the next year we conducted a survey of...

The new employment laws employers need to be aware of

Continuing the trend of changes in employment law, state legislatures passed new laws in...

What is Random Drug Testing?

Of the many types of workplace drug testing that one can perform, one of the most prevalent is...

Employer's Guide to Using Arrest and Conviction Records and State Laws

While federal law does not prohibit employers from asking about a potential employee's criminal...

FMCSA Clearinghouse: Answers to frequently asked questions

The Clearinghouse is a database that contains information about violations of Federal Motor...

3 Ways to use technology to improve background check turnaround time

Your goal as the recruiter is to find and hire the most qualified candidate for your open...

What multi-state employers need to know about state drug testing laws

The creation and maintenance of a compliant drug and alcohol testing policy is essential for...

Which States Have Ban-The-Box Laws?

There are now 36 states and over 150 cities with ban-the-box laws in some form or another. This...

How Ban-the-Box impacts your hiring process

Ban-the-Box is a grassroots movement that seeks to remove potential discrimination in hiring...

How to Conduct Individualized Assessments in Background Checks

In 2012, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), under Title VII of the Civil Rights...

What you need to know about sex offender background checks

Performing criminal background checks is an essential aspect of the hiring process. It can help...

What is a National Criminal Background Check?

Before you hire someone, it is important to conduct a thorough background check to verify that...