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What Comes First: The Background Check or the Drug Test?

What Comes First: The Background Check or the Drug Test?

The background check process for a job opportunity often includes a criminal background check, verification checks to ensure the accuracy of resume informa

DEA Declines to Reschedule Marijuana Blog Post

DEA Declines to Reschedule Marijuana

On August 12, 2016, the Drug Enforcement Agency announced that it would not reschedule marijuana, leaving it as a Schedule 1 controlled substance for ...

FMCSA Reduces Drug Testing Requirement for 2016 Blog Post

FMCSA Reduces Drug Testing Requirement for 2016

Effective January 1, 2016, carriers must now randomly drug test at least 25% of the average number of driver positions (instead of the 50% that was pr...

Drug Testing Shows More than Five Percent Increase in Positive Results Blog Post

Drug Testing Shows More than Five Percent Increase in Positive Results

Besides passing a background check, many jobs also require new hires to undergo a pre-employment drug-screening test. According to the Drug Testing In...

Home Health Aids Drug Screening Tests Show Low Incidences of Drug Use Among Workers Blog Post

Home Health Aids Drug Screening Tests Show Low Incidences of Drug Use Among Workers

Patients with home health aides can rest easy as only 2.7 percent of applicants failed a pre-employment drug test last year. New York state law requir...

New Marijuana Expungement Laws Take Effect in Two States Blog Post

New Marijuana Expungement Laws Take Effect in Two States

New York and Michigan are the latest states to pass laws making expungement easier for individuals with misdemeanor marijuana convictions on their rec...

Workplace Drug Testing: What You Need to Know Blog Post

Workplace Drug Testing: What You Need to Know

Is your organization considering a drug screening protocol in the workplace? Here’s what you need to know about pre-employment screening and random dr...

Marijuana Decriminalization and Recent Expungement Laws Are Opening Doors for Ex-Offenders Blog Post

Marijuana Decriminalization and Recent Expungement Laws Are Opening Doors for Ex-Offenders

Recent legislative trends in the legalization and decriminalization of marijuana and the expungement of past criminal offenses are opening new doors f...

A Mid-Year Compliance Report: The Impacts of Marijuana Legalization Blog Post

A Mid-Year Compliance Report: The Impacts of Marijuana Legalization

In 2012, Colorado and Washington made history by becoming the first two states in the country to legalize the recreational use of marijuana. Since the...

What Comes First: The Background Check or the Drug Test? Blog Post

What Comes First: The Background Check or the Drug Test?

The background check process for a job opportunity often includes a criminal background check, verification checks to ensure the accuracy of resume in...

Movement to Expunge Marijuana Convictions Blog Post

Movement to Expunge Marijuana Convictions

In Michigan, residents voted to legalize marijuana completely in the 2018 November election. In September 2019, a bipartisan group of Michigan lawmake...

Regulating a Blog Post

Regulating a "Growing" Industry: The Role of Background Checks in the Cannabis Sector

The retreat of the War on Drugs on the issue of marijuana sparked a revolution and led to the genesis of a new industry as businesses and entrepreneur...

Can Using CBD Products Get You Fired? Blog Post

Can Using CBD Products Get You Fired?

Laws on marijuana are becoming increasingly complex. What was once an illegal and criminalized drug everywhere in the United States is now the center ...

Changing Marijuana Laws Contribute to Confusion and Legal Concerns Nationwide Blog Post

Changing Marijuana Laws Contribute to Confusion and Legal Concerns Nationwide

At the latest count, 33 states have legalized medical marijuana in some form. Though only a small number of states have chosen to fully legalize marij...

Drug Test Warning: Products Like Cannabidiol Can Result in Failed Drug Screenings Blog Post

Drug Test Warning: Products Like Cannabidiol Can Result in Failed Drug Screenings

Even if you aren’t using marijuana, there is a possibility small traces of THC could show up on an employment-related drug screening. According to a r...

As Workplace Drug Testing for Marijuana Wanes, Concerns Rise About Opioid Abuse Blog Post

As Workplace Drug Testing for Marijuana Wanes, Concerns Rise About Opioid Abuse

Compared to twenty or even ten years ago, the state of marijuana legalization in the United States has shifted. To date, nearly 30 states have laws au...

Ongoing Marijuana Legalization Impacts Job Prospects Even for Non-Users Blog Post

Ongoing Marijuana Legalization Impacts Job Prospects Even for Non-Users

As supporters in states across the country celebrate the legalization of medical and recreational marijuana, employers face a need to grapple with wha...

Most Americans Think Employers Should Be Drug-Testing Employees Blog Post

Most Americans Think Employers Should Be Drug-Testing Employees

Is drug testing a worthwhile step in the employment screening process? Or is it a relic of the failed War on Drugs? According to a recent Rasmussen Re...

Department of Transportation Creates Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse Blog Post

Department of Transportation Creates Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse

Employers who hire commercial drivers will have an easier way to check for drug and alcohol infractions in the future. Per a report from Mondaq, the U...

Ohio Enacts a New Medical Marijuana Law Blog Post

Ohio Enacts a New Medical Marijuana Law

On May 25, 2015, the Ohio Legislature passed House Bill 523 which legalizes the prescription and use of medical marijuana for individuals with serious...

Pre-Employment Marijuana Testing in District of Columbia Blog Post

Pre-Employment Marijuana Testing in District of Columbia

Since that time, Washington D.C. passed a permanent law that is identical to the “Prohibition of Pre-Employment Marijuana Testing Emergency Act of 201...

Drug Testing Policies Blog Post

Drug Testing Policies

On October 30, 2014, backgroundchecks.com issued a compliance update on the subject of drug testing and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Sin...

Drug Testing and the Americans with Disabilities Act Blog Post

Drug Testing and the Americans with Disabilities Act

The ADA makes it unlawful to discriminate against a person because of a disability. Under the ADA, employers must provide an employee or applicant who...