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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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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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The opioid epidemic’s impact on the workplace and ‘false-positives’ – The vital role of a Medical Review Officer

February 6, 2019 | David Bennett
The on-going opioid crisis is causing employers to react in ways that could result in wrongful termination claims and actions brought under the Americans with...
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