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What would you do if you saw a speeding, lifted, diesel, bright orange eight-wheeler truck crash into a little electric car sitting motionless at a red light?

At first glance you’re probably thinking you’d call 911. Of course you would, you’re a decent human being and would want to ensure both drivers are safe. Unfortunately you’d be wrong in your answer.

Joe Reilly is a well-known and respected figure in the world of drug testing. He met up with Jennifer Gladstone at the SHRM conference in Las Vegas to discuss this rapidly changing industry. During this short video he discusses the rapidly changing world of drug testing, including marijuana legalization and advice for HR professionals.

Fake degrees are rattling the foundation of Mumbai University, one of the oldest universities in India. Earlier this year a vendor was literally stationed outside of the campus supplying people with fake degrees. While shocking, that vendor was not the only one supplying the bogus certificates. Over the last three and a half school years, more than 900 fake MU degrees have been discovered through pre-employment verifications.

Earlier this week President Barack Obama announced an Executive Order to ‘Ban the Box’ for all federal employers.  More than 600,000 people are released from state and federal prisons each year. Under this Executive Order, the box asking if you have a criminal record must be removed from all federal job applications. Employers WILL be able to do background checks and ask questions regarding criminal history once the applicant has reached the interview stage of the process. See the president’s comments about Ban the Box here.

In 2011, I was in a terrible accident. Without going into too much detail, my dog and a city trolley were involved. The local news stations covered the story and posted their news clips on their websites. It wasn’t long before the comments section was full of a hateful string of nastiness. People said I was too stupid to own a dog and it should be taken away from me. They said I should be dragged into the street and shot for being so dumb. They said they wished I hadn’t survived that accident because people as idiotic as me shouldn’t be walking the streets of our fine city.