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Why Positive Marijuana Tests Are Increasing

Why Positive Marijuana Tests Are Increasing

Today, 11 states (plus the District of Columbia) and counting have legalized recreational use of marijuana. Others have decriminalized the drug or approved it for medical use. No surprise, then, that more American workers are testing positive for marijuana use. The...
These Industries are Most at Risk from Opioid Abuse

These Industries are Most at Risk from Opioid Abuse

Opioid abuse in the United States isn’t limited to a single industry or social class. The widespread availability of powerful painkillers claimed lives across the country in every social stratum. That doesn’t mean, however, that the risk of abuse and addiction is...
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 Companies can’t and shouldn’t rely on outdated screening results for the entirety of an individual’s employment.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...