Business owners are incorporating criminal background checks into their hiring process more than ever before. You can’t fault them for it. Conducting a criminal background check helps business owners vet potential new hires before actually bringing them on board. They help employers determine if someone is trustworthy, to be sure. They can also speak to Read more »
Do Employers Perform an Education Verification Check?
In today’s world, a growing number of employers are requiring job candidates to submit background checks. Many assume that if your work history checks out, you must be educated in the field and, therefore, don’t see a need to perform an education verification check. Others choose to verify the education section on an applicant’s resume Read more »
HHS Wants Input On Oral Fluid and Urine Drug Tests
On April 7, 2022, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced it wants comments regarding proposed revisions to both the urine and oral fluid drug tests. The HHS is accepting comments on the revisions through June 6, 2022. The Department of Transportation (DOT) must follow the HHS scientific guidelines for DOT-regulated drug testing Read more »
Drug Addiction Doesn’t Discriminate
Have you noticed that nearly everything you hear on the news these days adds a spin linking the story with undertones that involve racism? There are even those who say that employee drug testing falls under that narrative. The theory behind it is that it targets minorities—that’s ludicrous. Neither addiction nor drug testing is discriminatory. Read more »
Can I Drink Coffee Before a Drug Test?
Employers really wouldn’t ever have a reason to add caffeine to the company drug test so it may seem silly to ask if you can drink coffee before a drug test. If you’re among those who thought so, we’ve got news for you. Coffee has been linked to popping a false-positive test result for methamphetamine. Read more »
Colorado Lawmakers Pass Bill to Scrutinize High-Potency Pot
Colorado legalized recreational marijuana in November 2012, however, shops weren’t allowed to open for business until January 1, 2014. You may recall that people were lined up for blocks. The long wait was due to legal and policy issues that needed resolving. Seven years later, Colorado officials, determined to tighten the reins regarding legalization, are Read more »