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Federal Law, State Law, Local Law: Who Rules?

Employers often find that federal regulations, state laws, and local ordinances are at odds with...

Bill Introduced in Congress to Streamline the Process in which Drivers Apply for CDLs

A shortage of 80,000 commercial drivers in the United States has led to the introduction of a bill...

Federal laws for background checks in healthcare

Healthcare providers and organizations must maintain compliance with relevant Federal health care...

Iowa Background Check Requirements for Healthcare

While there is no federal law that requires home health agencies (HHAs) to conduct background...

Drug Testing in 2022: What to Look for in the New Year

It’s safe to say that 2021 will be remembered for a lot of things we had hoped were behind us—a...

Using Automation In The Adjudication Process Saves Time And Money

The HireGuide adjudication tool enabled a large staffing firm conducting approximately 4,000...

Ban-the-Box now applies to Federal Contractors and Federal Agencies

The President signed the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020. This new...

Philadelphia's New Ban On Pre-Employment Marijuana Testing

On January 1, 2022, a new Philadelphia ordinance took effect. The rule was passed by the...

Marijuana Impairment and Drug Testing

Which drug testing method—urine, oral fluid or hair—is best at detecting marijuana and establishing...

Criminal Record Dispositions and What They Can Tell Employers

While conducting a criminal background check, one may come across the word "disposition" and...

New Drug Testing Laws in 2021 Employers Should Know About

Although much of 2021 was spent taking continued pandemic precautions, legislators were still busy...

Governments Consider Online Portals To Aid In Sealing Criminal Records

On December 1, 2021, a new online portal launched in Columbus, Ohio. This portal will help assist...

Regulatory Practices Can Slow Down Hiring: How the right partner can help

Resignations are occurring at unprecedented rates across all industries at all levels of...