One of the biggest complaints we are hearing from employers in states where marijuana is now legal is that there really is no way to measure if someone is under the influence. If you think an employee has been drinking you can do a BAT test and find out exactly how much alcohol is in their system. We are still waiting on something similar to come along when it comes to pot.
EBI's Screening News Network Blog
Industry experts Bob Capwell, CFO of Employment Background Investigations and Les Rosen, CEO of Employment Screening Resources discuss the importance of focusing on compliance when using technology in the background screening process.
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.
When an employer decides to implement a drug and alcohol testing program, the requirements and procedures prior to receiving the results are often discussed as part of the implementation of the program. However, the process after the results are received often remains uncertain, as this step is not typically reviewed at the onset of the program.
Screening News Update – November 6, 2015
- Israel Cannot Export Data to U.S.
- Drug Testing for San Francisco Cabbies
- Random Drug Testing for Maine Lawmakers
We write about Uber quite a bit on this blog... especially when one of their drivers is accused of a crime. But the newly released video of a passenger hauling off and beating a driver senseless is nothing short of shocking. If you missed the video of the attack you can see it here (Warning: NSFW language):
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.
We hope you have enjoyed our month of Halloween Compliance Horror Stories with our friend Larry Henry. But all kidding aside, there's a reason we are calling them horror stories. Too many of them have truly horrific endings, and it's more than a business' bottom line that is at stake. Too often, people's lives are destroyed...