Oakland Becomes 2nd City In U.S. To Legalize Magic Mushrooms
Oakland Becomes 2nd City In U.S. To Legalize Magic Mushrooms

Earlier this week, the Oakland City Council voted unanimously to decriminalize adult use and possession of magic mushrooms (or psilocybin) and other psychoactive plants and fungi. This ruling follows Denver's similar ruling last month that also approved the legalization of psychedelic mushrooms. The psychedelic properties of these...

How To Run Employee Background Checks: A Simple Guide
How To Run Employee Background Checks: A Simple Guide

Most companies realize the importance of background checks and how much they can help or hurt a company. However, if you don’t have a proper process set up for your screening, it can add unnecessary cost and complexity for yourself and your company. We’ve outlined some...

What's Included In An Employment Background Check
What’s Included In An Employment Background Check?

Are you looking to start background screening but don’t know what should be included in an employment background check? Or perhaps you’re getting ready for a job interview but you’re a little nervous about what might come up in your background check? We’re here to help...

DOT Clearinghouse: Coming Soon!
DOT Clearinghouse: Coming Soon!

Registration for the DOT Clearinghouse will begin soon! For those DOT members who will be a part of the Clearinghouse, below is a timeline of upcoming events happening for the Clearinghouse that you should be aware of. The Clearinghouse final rule was made back in December of 2016....

Why You Should Stop Using Internet Explorer!
Why We Will No Longer Be Using Internet Explorer

Microsoft has recently warned users against using Internet Explorer, even going so far as to no longer describe IE as a web browser saying it can be downright dangerous. In their recent blog post titled “The perils of using Internet Explorer as your default browser”, Microsoft warned users...

Prescription Drugs In The Workplace
Prescription Drugs In The Workplace

Are employers allowed to make an employee disclose their medications? Or as an employee, do I have to disclose my medications if my employer requests it? This is one of the most common questions or hesitations that we get from both employers and employees about drug...

New York To Drastically Increase OCA Search Fees

This past Monday, April 1st, after long negotiations New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced the Fiscal Year 2020 budget. This legislation will go into immediate effect once the Governor officially signs off which should occur by April 12th, but is expected to happen Friday. What does this mean...

What Does It Mean To Be FCRA Compliant?

What does it mean to be FCRA compliant? And what are your responsibilities as an employer to stay compliant? The Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) is a federal law that was enacted in 1970 to help consumers deal with inaccuracies in their credit reports. In 1996,...

Volunteer Screening: Let’s Keep The Kids Safe!

As the spring season begins, so does the hunt for sports coaches and summer group volunteers. Participating in sports and activity groups are a great way for today’s youth to build character and learn important lifelong lessons. Unfortunately, as many new stories often remind us, these...