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Marijuana Laws & Disability Discrimination: What Employers Need to Know

April 17, 2019 | Cristina Loayza
More than half of the states in our country have introduced and implemented laws authorizing the use of marijuana for medical use. A ‘growing’ handful...
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Top 10 Reasons to Implement a Workplace Drug and Alcohol Testing Program

April 10, 2019 | David Bennett
Stories about America’s opioid drug epidemic, the growing popularity of marijuana use and binging alcohol consumption have been dominating the headlines. Drug use by the American...
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House Passes Legislation to Restrict Employer Use of Wage History Information

April 2, 2019 | David Bennett
On March 27th, the House of Representatives passed HR 7, the “Paycheck Fairness Act,” by a vote of 242 to 187.  The bill includes several...
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Proposed Amendments to FCRA Legislation Would Significantly Impact Employment Background Checks

March 26, 2019 | David Bennett
As the 116th Congress gets underway, members of Congress are introducing new proposed legislation. Many proposals, of course, never become law.  That said, it is...
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How Background Checks Work for US-based Employers Who Conduct International Background Checks

March 12, 2019 | Rob Jones, VP and GM
Globalization and outsourcing have led many US-based organizations to expand their business operations internationally and increase their hiring of employees located outside of the US....
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Minimize Legal Risk by Enforcing Compliance in the Adverse Action Process – Part II

March 6, 2019 | David Bennett
In Part I of this blog series, we examined Adverse Action at a high level and provided insights into employer obligations under FCRA.  Part II...
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Minimize Legal Risk by Enforcing Compliance in the Adverse Action Process – Part I

February 28, 2019 | David Bennett
Most companies use some form of pre-employment screening to protect against hiring risks. Pre-employment screening allows employers and prospective employers to check for prior criminal...
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Key Employer Takeaways to Ensure FCRA Compliance in Background Screening Disclosure and Authorization

February 20, 2019 | David Bennett
On January 29, 2019, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals issued an important opinion that is relevant for employers who are responsible for providing job...
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Three Ways to Reward Employees for Safe Behaviors According to OSHA

February 12, 2019 | Debbie Caporusso
In October 2018, OSHA released a memo that clarified some of the requirements and guidance surrounding its post-incident drug testing policies. The purpose of the...
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