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Marijuana Off-Duty Use and Employer Adverse Action

July 6, 2021 | Cristina Loayza
As of June 18, 2021, as this could change at any time, 37 states allow the medical use of marijuana, and 18 states permit the...
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2021 State Drug Testing Law Updates for Employers

May 3, 2021 | Cristina Loayza
The web of workplace drug and alcohol testing compliance continues to grow and has become increasingly impactful to employers.  Several states have adopted new laws,...
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How COVID-19 Impacts Candidate Drug Testing

April 20, 2021 | Cristina Loayza
A survey from the Current Consulting Group (CCG) reports that since the start of the pandemic in 2020, 21% of employers have reported a drop of 61%...
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DOT (FMCSA) Clearinghouse Regulations – One Year in the Books

April 6, 2021 | Cristina Loayza
In 2020, employers with drivers that operate commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) were tasked to comply with one of the most significant changes in the Department...
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The ROI of Employee Drug Testing Programs

March 22, 2021 | Cristina Loayza
Workplace drug testing has been around for more than forty years in the U.S.  At the start, drug testing was all about compliance with federal...
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Marijuana Legislation HR Leaders Need to Know About

December 28, 2020 | Cristina Loayza
In November 2019, the House Judiciary Committee made history when it advanced the Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement (MORE) Act, becoming the first congressional body...
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U.S. House of Representatives Votes to End Federal Marijuana Prohibition – What Now?

December 14, 2020 | Cristina Loayza
On December 4th, 2020, the House of Representatives approved the MORE Act (Marijuana Opportunity and Expungement Act), a bill that would end the federal prohibition...
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Marijuana Laws and the 2020 Elections

November 9, 2020 | Cristina Loayza
Whew. What a year it has been! 2020 has brought an abundance of challenges and changes. As the year (finally?) comes to a close, a...
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Workplace Positive Drug Tests Reach New High

October 20, 2020 | Cristina Loayza
Positivity rates for employment drug testing reached a 16-year high in 2019, according to recent data collected and reported by Quest Diagnostics[1]. The overall positivity...
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What HR Needs to Know About Virginia’s Marijuana Laws

June 22, 2020 | Cristina Loayza
On May 21, Virginia Governor Ralph Northam signed legislation that decriminalizes marijuana possession, joining a majority of states that have ceased treating the drug as a criminal...
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