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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 country’s federal marijuana laws, President …

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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 governed by the Fair Credit …

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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 tools may create disadvantages for …

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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. The statistics have ebbed and …

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How Long Do Background Checks Take?

The short answer … it depends. There are, of course, many different types of background checks. And while each type has somewhat of a “typical” turnaround time, they are all contingent on: the amount of information included, various source limitations, and a patchwork of legal requirements. Some background check reports can be back in a …

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Hire Image’s Top Ten Background Screening Predictions for 2022

1. COVID-19 Vaccination Records & Testing Impact on the Workplace Due to the ongoing concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic and new measures to encourage vaccination, employers will be faced with new recordkeeping requirements. In addition to the mandates on health care workers and federal contractors, the Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) …

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