- Honolulu Medical Marijuana Users: Turn in your Guns!
- Avis Agrees to Pay Millions to Settle Adverse Action Case
- Waffle House Facing FCRA Class Action
For the 10th time EBI has been named one of the thirteen best background screening companies in the country, as ranked by HRO Today Magazine’s Pre-Employment Screening Baker’s Dozen Customer Satisfaction Ratings. EBI has been ranked on this prestigious list more times than any other screening firm. This honor caps off a tremendous year for EBI, which also included a move to a new office and several other national and local awards.
The majority of states now have some form of legalized medical marijuana. The fact that marijuana is now going to be prescribed by physicians raises a lot of questions for employers. If an applicant or employee has a prescription, should the marijuana be considered a medication? And should patients using it be protected?
Sperm banks give hope to couples when they feel they have nowhere else to turn. But this industry, which is dominated by a few very large companies, has come under intense scrutiny over the last few years. Several of the companies have even been sued. Some of these lawsuits are because samples have been lost, destroyed or misappropriated. But multiple families are suing a Georgia-based company in a jaw-dropping case.
Doctors thought he would beat his cancer, but a fungal infection in his lungs ended up killing a young California man before he could finish his fight against the disease. Researchers later discovered his legally prescribed medical marijuana was to blame for his untimely death.
Hiring costs you money. From the time it takes your HR people to read resumes and conduct interviews to the very real costs of running background checks and drug screens -- the dollars add up. While skipping or glossing over steps in this process might seem like a great cost-saving move, the truth is, hiring the wrong person costs you much more in the long run.
The Opioid Crisis has become one of the most discussed health issues of 2017. According to the Center for Disease Control, 91 Americans die every day from an opioid overdose. While the numbers are staggering, drugs classified as opioids are not the only ones to blame.
A Pennsylvania rape suspect working for a door-to-door solicitation company was supposed to have cleared a background check. Had a check actually been run, he probably would not have gotten the job in the first place.
The EBI team just spent a few wonderful days in Orlando for the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS) annual conference. The NAPBS conference is a time when competitors come together to talk about what we can all do to improve the industry as a whole.
You only get one chance to make a first impression. We’ve all heard this a million times, and research definitely supports it. A psychologist at Princeton conducted a study that found our brains need only milliseconds to form opinions of new people. That’s pretty disconcerting if you are nervously walking into a job interview.