New Areas Take On Ban The Box And Fair Chance Laws
New Areas Take On Ban The Box And Fair Chance Laws

Washington state and Kansas City are joining others in the ban the box movement by adding new laws that will become effective in June. The ban the box movement initially began in 2004, but momentum and exposure for this movement has increased significantly in more recent...

Workplace Drug Positivity At Highest Rate In A Decade
Workplace Drug Positivity At Highest Rate In A Decade

A new study released by Quest Diagnostics found that 2017 continued to maintain the highest workplace drug positivity rates we've seen in a decade. While opioid specific use declined to a 10 year low, other drugs such as cocaine, methamphetamine and marijuana are rising in...

America's Next Big Drug Problem: Benzodiazepines
America’s Next Big Drug Problem – Benzodiazepines

Many believe America's next big drug problem is on the horizon. But with so much attention and focus directed towards our nation's insatiable appetite for other substances, such as our ongoing opioid epidemic, it's no wonder that benzodiazepines haven't drawn much notice. Although, if we were...

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4/20 Origin: How April 20 Became ‘Weed Day’

For decades 4/20 has been code for marijuana as well as the unofficial "weed day" of celebration. But where did this term first come from? There have been lots of myths and rumors that have circulated across the years. So, depending on who you ask and...

Maine First State To Protect Marijuana Users In The Workplace
Maine First State To Protect Marijuana Users In The Workplace

Employees in Maine no longer have to worry about getting in trouble at work for smoking marijuana during their free time. As of February 1st, 2018, Maine became the first jurisdiction in the nation to protect workers from negative employment actions based on off-duty marijuana usage. While Maine...

Uber Under Fire After Fatal Accident
Uber Under Fire After Fatal Accident

Last week in Tempe, Arizona, 49-year-old Elaine Herzberg was hit and killed by a self-driving Uber vehicle. She was crossing the road around 10:00 pm on Sunday (March 18th) when she was struck by the car which was reported to be traveling around 40 mph. The...

Maryland Establishes Law Against Breath Alcohol Testing
Maryland Establishes Law Against Breath Alcohol Testing

Following a court ruling,  Maryland does not allow breath alcohol testing for NON-DOT purposes. Whye v. Concentra Health Services, Inc. started in 2013 when two employees filed suit against their testing provider for fraud and invasion of privacy after their employer required them to undergo multiple...