DOT Update
DOT Update- You Should Take This Seriously

The Office of Management and Budget approved a revised Federal Drug Testing Custody and Control Form (CCF) on August 17, 2020. Use of the old form was authorized via DOT update through August 29, 2021. DOT-regulated employers and service agents must use the revised CCF beginning...

Louisiana and New York
Compliance Updates for Louisiana and New York

Louisiana and New York made some legislative changes over the last few months regarding background checks. Let’s take a look at the laws Louisiana and New York have enacted to stay on top of these new regulations. Louisiana Law Updates- June 2021 Louisiana enacted legislation to prohibit employment...

Drug testing
How Drug Testing Can Prevent Workplace Death

Drug overdoses can happen anywhere, and the workplace is not exempt from these problems. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) reported that drug overdose deaths at work have increased for seven years in a row. Drug Overdose Rates Soaring Drug related deaths in the...

Even More DOT Nagging

Employers constantly have new regulations and responsibilities placed on them. Hiring a safe and effective workforce is one of those responsibilities. Making sure your company and employees remain compliant can cause major headaches since regulations are always changing. The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has increased...

compliance update Illinois and New Jersey
Compliance Update for New Regulations in Illinois and New Jersey

Here's a short compliance update highlighting key information about the laws Illinois and New Jersey enacted over the last few months. . As always, keep up to date with any compliance changes by using Blueline Services for your background checks and drug testing needs.   Illinois Law...

Background Checks to avoid bad tenants and goats
Background Checks to Avoid Terrible Tenants (and Goats)

Have you had a bad tenant before? Had a recent property manager used background checks to avoid bad tenants, everything would have been fine. Instead, other tenants had to move into hotels while repairs were made to the complex. All because one guy got around...

synthetic urine
Synthetic Urine Getting Flushed by States

The synthetic urine market was on a tear throughout the last decade. However, over the last few years, it has faced an onslaught of state laws trying to curtail its use. While it is still legal in several states, it is a promising sign that...

An investigative consumer report
What is an Investigative Consumer Report?

An Investigative Consumer Report (ICR) provides personal and professional reference verification. These verifications can delve into the realm of assessing an individual’s character. Here is an in-depth look at what an ICR is: (taken from an earlier post first published in 2016)   The FCRA §603(e) defines an Investigative Consumer...

3 Steps to Create
3 Steps to Create an Employee Screening Policy 

Every successful small business owner (SBO) knows what it means to work hard. Early mornings, late nights, missed soccer games; the list goes on. One thing SBOs will always agree on is that time is expensive. Every minute needs to be productive, while lost time...