WEBINAR SERIES: Workplace Drug & Alcohol Testing Compliance

Thursday, January 25th @ 1:00 PM EST

More than half of the states in the US have some form of authorized marijuana use. Be it personal use or medical use.

12 of those states limit what employers can and can’t do.

Join Cisive and Encompass Compliance for a deep dive into the state specific nuances of medical marijuana use and the rules that apply. In addition, you’ll learn about:

  • The impact of the ADA and state disabilities rules impacted by Marijuana laws
  • Increased litigation of employer discrimination with judgements and jury awards for employees in excess $7 million in 2017 including one case of $2M
  • Also a quick review of the new Federal DOT regulation that became effective 1/1/18

Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from industry leaders about the state laws that apply to you and what you need to do to adjust your workplace policy and procedures.

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Cisive is an NAPBS accredited and nationally recognized provider of compliance driven human capital management and risk management solutions. The company’s pre-employment background screening and integrated onboarding offering provides clients with the highest level of compliance, accuracy, quality, and configurability.

Encompass Compliance Corp. is an on-line research and risk management service that provides customers with state, federal and issue-specific drug and alcohol testing information, policies and procedures and training, which can be utilized for defeating Workers’ Compensation claims involving intoxication.

 

New White Paper: Drug Screening Compliance-Why You Should Care

The legal liability for workplace drug testing lies squarely with the employer. Keeping up with the different and ever-changing laws around workplace drug screening can be a daunting task. Laws change and it is important to keep track of the ones that may affect your program in every state that your company does business. It is essential that employers understand the nuances of the different laws that apply to their workplace.

Over the last 40 years, workplace drug testing laws have grown dramatically, from 12 state laws and approximately 100 court cases to over 600 state laws and regulations and more than 12,000 court and agency decisions that impact our workplace. In 2017 alone, a slew of workplace drug testing compliance changes have been enacted. Do you know all of the federal and state-specific rules that impact your program and the impact they have on your organization? How does a company keep up?

In its continuing effort to keep its clients out of harm’s way, Cisive created this comprehensive White Paper which discusses the ever-changing drug screening compliance minefield and how you can create a legally compliant screening policy for your company. Some of the topics covered include:

  1. Why you should conduct drug screening
  2. Federal, state, ADA, EEOC, OSHA, and medical marijuana legal constraints to be aware of
  3. Lawsuits and fines
  4. How to ensure compliance

To learn more about drug screening compliance in the workplace, click here to download Cisive’s White Paper, Drug Screening Compliance: Why You Should Care

Department of Transportation Updates Drug Testing Requirements

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) currently requires urine testing for safety-sensitive transportation industry employees subject to drug testing under Part 40. The DOT made the following changes to its drug testing regulations in order to harmonize with certain parts of the revised Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Mandatory Guidelines for Federal Workplace Drug Testing Programs using Urine:

  1. The addition of testing for four controlled substances, hydrocodone, hydromorphone, oxymorphone, and oxycodone, to its drug-testing panel.
  2. The removal of methlenedioxyethylamphetamine (MDEA) as a confirmatory test analyte from the existing drug-testing panel.
  3. The addition of methlenedioxyamphetamine (MDA) as an initial test analyte.

These changes take effect on January 1, 2018, and have been put in place to address the nationwide opioid abuse epidemic. According to the DOT, “Adding the four drugs, which are already tested for in many transportation employers’ non-DOT testing programs because of their widespread use and potentially impairing effect, will allow the DOT to detect a broader range of drugs being used illegally. This will enhance the safety of the transportation industries and the public they serve.”

For detailed information, visit: https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2017-11-13/pdf/2017-24397.pdf.

How Cisive Keeps Your Company DOT Compliant

Cisive and its drug screening partners support DOT-wide regulations that identify how to conduct proper testing and return employees to safety-sensitive duties after a DOT drug and alcohol violation. Employers who must conduct DOT screenings are in certain regulated industries, such as commercial motor carriers, aviation, railroad, public transportation, pipeline, or maritime.

Cisive’s Compliance Team continually tracks and monitors both proposed and enacted changes in Federal and State legislation through our involvement in industry trade groups, including the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS). Cisive is one of a select group of background screening companies that has received NAPBS accreditation, adhering to detailed and specific requirements governing business processes and controls both general in nature and specific to the background screening industry.

Cisive has also partnered with Encompass Compliance Corporation, the industry’s most comprehensive provider of workplace drug and alcohol testing compliance services, to provide an electronic solution to meet state specific regulations. By making the required material available in the applicant portal, your drug screening program will remain compliant every step of the way.

For more information on drug screening compliance, contact a Cisive representative at 1-866-557-5984 or click here.

NEW WEBINAR: Workplace Drug & Alcohol Testing Compliance

Thursday, December 7, 2017 @ 1:00 pm EST

2017 brought a slew of workplace drug & alcohol testing compliance changes.

There are now 21 states that have mandatory rules in place for workplace drug & alcohol testing that employers must follow.

Were you able to keep up? Do you know all of the state-specific rules that impact your program?

Join Cisive and Encompass Compliance for a year in review and learn about state law nuances you probably didn’t know about. And, most importantly, how to address these concerns within your workplace policy & procedures!

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Don’t miss this informative webinar, the first in a series of Workplace Drug & Alcohol Testing Compliance webinars coming to you in 2018.


Cisive is an NAPBS accredited and nationally recognized provider of compliance driven human capital management and risk management solutions. The company’s pre-employment background screening and integrated onboarding offering provides clients with the highest level of compliance, accuracy, quality, and configurability.

Encompass Compliance Corp. is an on-line research and risk management service that provides customers with state, federal and issue-specific drug and alcohol testing information, policies and procedures and training, which can be utilized for defeating Workers’ Compensation claims involving intoxication.

 

Cisive and Encompass Compliance Corporation Announce Channel Partnership

HOLTSVILLE, NY – August 30, 2017 Cisive and Encompass Compliance Corp. (OTC PINK: ENCC) recently announced a channel sales agreement. Cisive will offer the Encompass Risk Shield Compliance service as part of its compliant Drug Screening Solution to its clients who conduct drug testing as part of their background screening process.

Cisive, focused on providing the most accurate and legally-compliant employment background screening, drug testing, onboarding, and electronic Form I-9/E-Verify solutions to enterprise-level organizations, will now offer the Encompass Risk Shield Compliance service to its clients. “Remaining compliant with the myriad mandatory state laws, marijuana laws, and ADA and OSHA regulations can be a daunting task.  The ability  to offer our clients a comprehensive resource on all aspects of drug & alcohol testing compliance fits into Cisive’s ongoing quest to keep its clients out of harm’s way,” stated Jim Owens, Cisive’s CEO and President.

“Cisive has a long track record of providing the best industry risk solutions to their customers. Our organizations align perfectly with the desire to introduce services that will mitigate risk, assist with maintaining up to date regulatory rules and reduce the costs of non-compliance associated with managing drug and Alcohol programs. We are extremely fortunate to have them as a partner providing our Risk Shield Service to their many customers,” says Richard Sharp CEO of Encompass Compliance Corp.

About Cisive

Cisive is a leading provider of tech-enabled and compliance-driven human capital management and risk management solutions. The company’s core onboarding and pre-employment background screening offering provides clients with a high quality, regulatory compliant, and tech-enabled solution. Cisive currently serves clients across the financial services, transportation, and media and telecom end-markets, among others, and offers transportation clients a comprehensive, industry-focused solution through its Driver iQ branded offering. Cisive is headquartered in Holtsville, NY and has office locations in Spring Lake, NC, Tulsa, OK, Tustin, CA, and London, UK.

About Encompass Compliance Corp.

Encompass Compliance Corp. is the most comprehensive provider of workplace drug and alcohol testing compliance services, with over 30 years of experience servicing small, medium and Fortune 500 customers. We are dedicated to providing employers with the tools necessary to mitigate regulatory and compliance risk by complying with Workers Compensation laws, OSHA, ADA, Marijuana both personal and medical use, and much more. The Risk Shield Solution provides organizations with up to date policies and procedures alerting users when changes occur, in any state, a comprehensive resource center and real-time monitoring for drug & alcohol testing orders to assist users with the ability to confirm if a testing scenario is compliant with state regulations.

For further information on how to ensure compliance, visit www.cisive.com or call 866-557-5984 to speak with a Cisive representative.

American Trucking Association Supports the Drug Free Commercial Driver Act of 2015

AmericanTruckingAssociations_logoOn August 24th, American Trucking Association’s (ATA) President and CEO Bill Graves sent a letter to congressional lawmakers expressing ATA’s support for H.R.1467 and S.806, the Drug Free Commercial Driver Act of 2015.

Specifically, Graves relayed ATA’s support for hair testing prospective drivers for drug use as part of their employment screening. According to Graves, “hair testing is an effective tool for identifying drug user s due to its long detection window and because it is difficult for donors to beat the test,” adding that, “many Fortune 500 companies like General Motors, Kraft Foods, Shell Oil, and British Petroleum (BP) use hair testing to identify drug users before they enter their operations.”

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