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Which State Could Be the Next to Legalize Marijuana?

Which State Could Be the Next to Legalize Marijuana?

As of 2019, ten states have legalized cannabis for adults, while 33 allow medical use. That presents complications for employers. Marijuana is still illegal federally, but more and more workers are now buying and using the drug with no legal repercussions across the...
How Opioids Cost Businesses Money

How Opioids Cost Businesses Money

As an employer, you may be aware that the U.S. has a problem with opioids. These powerful prescription drugs have sparked a public health crisis nationwide that claims tens of thousands of lives each year and devastates local communities. What you may not be aware of...
What’s the Connection Between Opioids and Heroin?

What’s the Connection Between Opioids and Heroin?

In recent years, the nationwide opioid epidemic has made headlines across the U.S. and forced employers from many different industries to reevaluate their drug screening policies as these medications become more and more prevalent. Accompanying the unprecedented rise...
Rescreening Rights and the Fair Credit Reporting Act

Rescreening Rights and the Fair Credit Reporting Act

Rolling background checks are increasing in popularity for good reason. Companies can’t and shouldn’t rely on outdated screening results for the entirety of an individual’s employment. Employees can get caught up in many legal and personal issues that are not...
Opioids Hurt Employers in 2018

Opioids Hurt Employers in 2018

As the national opioid epidemic rages on, more and more employers are being negatively affected by drug abuse in the workplace. According to a new survey by The Hartford Financial Services Group Inc., nearly two-thirds of employers and HR professionals who responded...
Why Businesses are Rescreening Current Employees in 2019

Why Businesses are Rescreening Current Employees in 2019

The beginning of a new year is the perfect time to institute a new policy: periodic rescreening of current employees. It’s an HR policy more and more businesses are adopting nationwide, but too many are reluctant to consider. Most companies screen for red flags in...
Drug and Alcohol Abuse Spike During the Holidays

Drug and Alcohol Abuse Spike During the Holidays

For most of us, the holiday season is the most wonderful time of the year. Unfortunately, it can also be a dangerous time of the year for some. During the Christmas and new year period, drunk driving accidents increase. It is also a time when stress and anxiety can...
Real-time Employment Screening Increases in Popularity

Real-time Employment Screening Increases in Popularity

Most companies cover first base by pre-screening job applicants prior to employment, but what about second and third base? Make sure all your bases are covered! Regular rescreening is increasing in importance, and development in technology and database accessibility...