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Drug Testing

The EBI Story: How Did We Help You?
The EBI Story: How Did We Help You?

EBI is the most awarded enterprise background screening provider in the industry. We are known for customer care excellence. It’s the #1 reason our clients stick with us year after year. EBI clients are supported by a personalized, well-trained Customer Care team fully located in our U.S. headquarters. We understand your business goals, provide swift and accurate assistance, and most importantly, advocate for your success. This helps us deliver a consistent WOW Experience to all our clients. But how do we do this? We went straight to the source – one of our support specialists – and asked her. What is it about EBI’s Customer Care that elevates the experience for our clients, and, as it turns out, our employees?

Top 5 Background Screening Trends for 2020
Top 5 Background Screening Trends for 2020

Topics like medical marijuana, Ban the Box, and Artificial Intelligence (AI) are sure to grab a lot of headlines in 2020, but are they really the HR trends to which you need to pay attention? Not according to the data. We surveyed hundreds of HR professionals, recruiters, and generalists who use screening following the SHRM Annual Conference about what trends you’re watching in 2020. Here’s what’s on your radars.

Federal Judge Halts OSHA Rule on Post Accident Drug Testing
Federal Judge Halts OSHA Rule on Post Accident Drug Testing

On Tuesday, July 11th, Federal Judge David Russell, District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma, helped the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) halt its much maligned injury and illness reporting rule that was put into place under the Obama administration. The agency still must consider whether to undo all or part of the regulation. This now-barred rule did more to slow down, and to some extent stop, post-accident drug testing by employers across the United States for fear of an OSHA retaliation charge and fines. The case is the National Association of Home Builders of the United States et al. v. Perez et al.

How Employers Can Prevent Drug Test Cheating
How Employers Can Prevent Drug Test Cheating

“How to cheat on a drug test?” This is Googled thousands of times a day, and the query gets more than a million hits in less than a second. With millions of tests being conducted every year, it is not surprising that some are trying to game the system. But there are ways employers can fight back.

Non-DOT Drug Testing: What You Need to Know
Non-DOT Drug Testing: What You Need to Know

Substance abuse — be it alcohol, illegal drugs, or prescription medications — poses huge risks for all businesses. As a result employers pay billions of dollars each year in healthcare costs, lost productivity, and lawsuits. If you think your company doesn’t need to drug test, remember that the majority of drug-abusers are employed. A strong drug testing program helps weed out problems before causing damage.

US Workforce Drug Positivity Skyrockets
US Workforce Drug Positivity Skyrockets

Every year Quest Diagnostics does an in-depth study of how many American workers test positive on employer sanctioned drug tests. Over the last few years, positivity results have been going up, and this year is no different. In fact, samples from 2016 show a 12 year high.

When Drug Test Results are NOT Confidential
When Drug Test Results are NOT Confidential

Many of us like to think our right to privacy is sacred -- especially when it comes to any kind of medical test results. But according to Pennsylvania’s Commonwealth Court, that right does not extend to a drug test given by your employer.

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