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Federal Marijuana Possession Convictions Go Up in Smoke

The Impact of President Biden’s Pardons on Employers From 2019 through 2020, we heard all about former candidate Biden’s campaign promise to decriminalize and expunge cannabis convictions. Since then, the administration has, in large part, remained silent on marijuana reform … until now. In an effort to begin overhauling the …

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Miya's Law

Miya’s Law – A Great Start, But We Can Do Better

One Year After Her Tragic Death It’s been one year since the tragic death of Miya Marcano. Miya was a 19-year-old college student, with a bright future ahead of her. Miya lived and worked in an apartment complex in Orlando, Florida, while she attended Valencia College. It was at this …

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What is Adverse Action?

With regard to the hiring process, an adverse action is when an organization receives information from a background check that, “in whole or in part,” is a factor in determining not to hire an applicant, not promoting a current employee, or terminating a current employee. The adverse action process is …

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Are Technological Advancements and AI Creating Instances of Disability Discrimination?

The ADA and the Impact of Using AI in Employment-Related Decisions The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently issued a technical assistance document (TA) addressing how existing ADA requirements may apply to the use of artificial intelligence (AI) in employment-related decision making. The TA discusses how using these technologically advanced …

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Background check

The Background on Background Check Costs

One of the many big decisions employers make is hiring a new employee. And, just like other big decisions, it can cost a significant amount of time and money if it is not done correctly. Many employers consider one of the best ways to maximize the chances of hiring correctly …

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Workplace Drug Positivity Rates Reach a Two-Decade ‘High’ (Pun Intended)

Issues surrounding drug use in relation to the workplace have plagued employers for decades. Unfortunately, circumstances surrounding an employee’s possession, use, and impairment are nothing new. In their unending efforts, employers struggle in an attempt to keep employees and customers safe, while complying with various laws that seemingly change daily. …

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