Marijuana Wins Big On Election Day – What This Means For Employers

Posted · Add Comment

This blog was originally published in Forbes on November 3, 2020. America saw a green wave sweep the country, with voters in three states, Arizona, Montana, and New Jersey, approving recreational marijuana, and voters in Mississippi approving medical marijuana. Voters in South Dakota advanced laws that legalize both medical and recreational marijuana. The result adds to a […]

New Guidance Clarifies Protections For California Workers With Criminal Records

Posted · Add Comment

This blog was originally published in Forbes on November 3, 2020. Bolstering Covid-19 worker protections, the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (“DFEH”) recently clarified the state’s criminal background check regulations. The new guidance expands the scope of California’s Fair Chance Act and places employers on notice regarding DFEH’s intended enforcement of the law. The California […]

A Look at the FMCSA Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse Numbers & How it Relates to Year-End Queries

Posted · Add Comment

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse is a long-needed tool for regulated employers to help them identify drivers who are prohibited from performing safety-sensitive duties based on drug and alcohol program violations or test refusals. The Clearinghouse also helps facilitate drivers who violate these rules to receive the required Substance Abuse […]

What U.S. Employers Should Know About COVID-19 Testing – Part 2

Posted · Add Comment

In Part One of this blog, focused on helping employers understand the multi-faceted strategies needed to reopen workplaces following the pandemic, I mentioned that there are two main types of COVID-19 tests available: diagnostic (tests for current infectivity) and antibody (tests to determine previous infection). As HireRight’s Chief Medical Officer, I receive a lot of […]

Four Ways to Adapt to Today’s (Mostly) Digital Workplace

Posted · Add Comment

The term “digital workplace” has been in the news lately, especially in today’s COVID-19 environment, as many employees work from home. What does this mean for your organization, and how you conduct business going forward? And, as your organization continues to grow, how will a digital work environment impact your hiring and background screening process? […]

What U.S. Employers Should Know About COVID-19 Testing – Part 1

Posted · Add Comment

The marketplace is flooded with information on COVD-19 testing; however, much of that information is technical in nature and difficult to understand. As HireRight’s Chief Medical Officer, I receive a lot of questions from employers about testing. What are the various testing methodologies available in the current market? When can employers conduct testing? How should […]