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...

New Platform Update Coming March 7th
New Platform Update Coming March 7th

We are excited to announce our new navigation experience for how you use totalreporting.com. We have completely redesigned the look of our platform to give you all the benefits of a more modern and intuitive way to use the system, while keeping all the same...

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5 Background checking stories that will make you squirm

Background checks are crucial in today's world. Whether you're applying for a job, opening a bank account, trying to rent a home or trying to start a business, having secure background screening is pivotal. Today's technology has also made background checking easier and more accurate...

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Things you should know: Hiring applicants with criminal histories

The fairly low unemployment rate is causing once-reluctant employers to open their doors to applicants with criminal histories. Hiring a candidate with a criminal history shouldn't always have such a negative connotation. The most important thing is to fully understand exactly who you are hiring. And with...

Franchise Spotlight: Karla Gerner - Be Your Own Boss!
Franchise Spotlight: Karla Gerner

Meet Karla Gerner, a Total Reporting franchise owner, who had always been interested in starting her own business. She, along with friend Comfort Anderson-Miller, started their own Total Reporting franchise in September. And she couldn't be happier with the ease that has come with starting her...

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What should you do with a criminal history record?

The "ban-the-box" movement is a hot ongoing topic circling around through the media right now. But how many of us really understand all the details behind this movement? This movement is working to persuade employers to remove the check box that asks if applicants have...

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Opioid Epidemic brings new DOT drug testing panel

The Department of Transportation (DOT) announced on Friday (11/9) that beginning in January there will be a change to their drug-testing program regulation. Hydromorphone, hydrocodone, oxymorphone and oxycodone are all being added to the new drug-testing panel. This means that beginning in 2018, all drivers will now...