Supply chain
Supply Chain Disruptions: Is It Marijuana or Is It Amazon?

The new rules of the Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse, enforced by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), have caused many truck drivers to fail their drug tests. There have been over 72,000 truck drivers taken off roads in the US since January 2020. This...

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Add This to Your 2022 Checklist: Review Your Drug Testing Policy

In states that have legalized marijuana, employers are required to prove there is a connection between a positive drug test and actual impairment before adverse employment action can be taken. Therefore, it's critical that you review your drug policy now to ensure compliance with any...

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Learn From Ford Motor Co.’s Drug Testing Mistake

Choosing whether or not to implement a drug testing policy for your workplace can be a difficult decision. While society is taking a more relaxed view of casual drug use, employers are still held liable for workplace actions involving drugs and alcohol. Implementing a drug...

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...