Is Your Company Ready for California’s New COVID-19 Protection Requirements?

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California tends to be a trendsetter as it pertains to employment law, and in a recent vote, the California Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) Board unanimously approved new “Emergency COVID-19 Prevention Regulations.”  These will go into effect within a few days after approval by California’s Office of Administrative Law. Major Requirements This new regulation really […]

Three Take-Aways from HireRight’s Shift to Working Remotely

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It almost goes without saying that 2020 has been tough in many workplaces. Most organizations had to suddenly pivot from traditional physical workspaces to transforming into a remote workforce, and HireRight is no different. This past March, in response to the pandemic, HireRight migrated our global customer service teams to working from home in just […]

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

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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

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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

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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

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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 […]