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 […]

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 Employers Might Have Missed In the First Half of 2020:  From Ban-the-Box Laws to Marijuana Measures, a Midyear Compliance Update

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The first half of 2020 has brought a dynamic shift from the typical legislative agenda. Despite a pivot in priorities, many laws affecting employers, particularly those aimed at promoting job seekers’ and employees’ rights, still managed to cross the finish line.  Here’s what you need to know.

Why Employers Need To Pay Attention Right Now to California’s Consumer Privacy Law

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California lawmakers passed a landmark privacy act in 2018 that provides sweeping new protections for consumers, and wades into territory covered by the European Union’s far-reaching General Data Protection Regulation, or GDPR. Called “GDPR Lite” by some, the California Consumer Privacy Act, or CCPA, gives consumers the right to know what personal information is being […]

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Tidying Up Your Screening Program

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We recently caught up on the Netflix hit show Tidying Up with Marie Kondo, based on the bestselling book The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, and once we finished organizing our houses (and offices, cars, and coworkers’ offices), we got to thinking about other ways the KonMari method can be applied. If decluttering our homes […]