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 […]

Lying on resumes is a bad idea

Liar, Liar – Your Pants and the Rest of You Are Fired!

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<Sigh.> Despite the constant strides forward in improving the speed and precision HireRight applies in sniffing out falsehoods and misrepresentations, candidates continue to lie on job applications and resumes. Big mistake. Providing misinformation can not only eliminate an otherwise-qualified candidate from consideration for a job but get them fired even years later if they do […]

Desperate Times Call for Prudent Measures

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If there’s a silver lining to all this, COVID-19 has created significant hiring opportunities in myriad fields.  The candidate pool is now brimming with talent who have been furloughed or laid off, and a great many companies have had to significantly increase hiring to meet the demand created by the shift in the public’s buying […]

Background Check Disclosures: What’s Extra but not Extraneous?

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In its most recent decision on the subject, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has continued to provide specific guidance on the murky question of the Fair Credit Reporting Act’s (FCRA) “standalone” disclosure requirement.  The Court also addressed the process to dispute the accuracy or completeness of a candidate’s background check per the FCRA’s pre-adverse […]