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U.S. Department of Transportation Once Again Considers Oral Fluid Testing

 The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) recently issued “Procedures for Transportation Workplace Drug and Alcohol Testing Programs: Addition of Oral Fluid Specimen Testing for Drugs.”  This proposal was issued in an effort to add oral fluid testing to the existing urine drug testing for safety-sensitive transportation employees. The reasoning behind it is to assist employers as they …

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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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Connecticut Becomes 19th State to Legalize Recreational Marijuana

Effective July 1, 2021: Adults 21 and older in Connecticut may use and possess recreational marijuana up to 1½ ounces (and up to 5 ounces in a locked container in their home or in their car’s glove box or trunk). The new legislation will also expunge past convictions for marijuana possession. Retail sales of recreational …

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Dissension Aside, Americans Appear United on Marijuana

With all the controversy and divisiveness surrounding the 2020 election, Americans appeared united on one subject—legalizing marijuana. In fact, it was one area that was seemingly powerful enough to garner bipartisan support, not an easy feat this (or any) year. According to a Gallup Poll released on November 9th, 2020, 68% of Americans favor legalizing …

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Top 10 Background Screening Predictions 2021

Hire Image’s Top Ten Background Screening Predictions for 2021

1. Background Screening Challenges Continue as a Result of COVID-19 Various government, business, and education closures have been a necessary, but concerning, effect of the pandemic. These closures have had broad implications across many different industries, including background screening. And there is little doubt these implications will continue into 2021. Court closures remain in jurisdictions …

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Hire Image’s Top 10 Background Screening Predictions for 2019

When it comes to background screening, drug screening, and employment verification, those in the background screening industry must keep informed of the ever-changing rules, regulations, laws, and court decisions. What are the most impactful topics facing the industry for 2019?  Of those, what will have the greatest impact on the practice of human resources related …

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