Forgot Everything You Learned from Breaking Bad?
Forgot Everything You Learned from Breaking Bad?

Forgot Everything You Learned from Breaking Bad? Here’s Your Refresher Course on Illegal Drugs   The COVID-19 pandemic has led to a major increase in substance abuse across the US. This, along with marijuana legalization and growing access to drugs, means that substance use will continue to...

Important Compliance Updates
Important Compliance Updates

Important Compliance Updates   Here’s a list of importand compliance updates highlighting critical information about laws that a few different states have enacted recently. Keep up to date with any compliance changes by using Total Reporting for your background check and drug testing needs.   Background Check Updates   Maine: Bill...

Ban the Box
Ban the Box?

  Proper employment screening is the most effective way for companies to reduce their overall risk and liability. Background checks help ensure a quality hiring decision and save your company time and money.   The background check industry is facing significant challenges. Legislation, known as ban-the-box laws, prohibits...

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...