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How marijuana is affecting your workplace

New laws regarding marijuana use have left many employers confused about what kinds of actions should be taken concerning drug testing. With 29 states now allowing the use of medical marijuana and eight states allowing recreational use, where does that leave employment drug testing laws? There...

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#Happy420: Here’s your brain on marijuana

Are your employees showing up to work high? If they are, it looks like you're not alone. A study conducted in 2014 found that nearly 1 in 10 Americans were showing up to work high on marijuana. Most work places have a zero-tolerance drug policy. And for...

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Fired over a SCREENSAVER??

We've all had to deal with the occasional #EmployeeFromHell, but what happens when that employee is your superior?? We searched through todayatwork.com to find some crazy and funny firing stories. Please enjoy them and we hope they make you feel slightly better about your own job...

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When dating a coworker gets messy

We all know things around the office can get crazy sometimes, some people are unpredictable. (Which is why it's best to make sure your company does a thorough screening of its employees. It saves us all from pulling our hair out. Seriously, that no hair look...

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Don’t let your rights be violated

Including information in background checks is very important, but excluding information is crucial as well. If certain charges have been previously waived or dismissed it is prohibited by the FCRA for those charges that are no longer applicable to be included in a background check report....

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Starbucks Under Fire

Starbucks is under fire after allegedly denying someone a job based off of faulty background check results. Jonathan Santiago Rosario, the plantiff, is suing the coffeehouse chain for violating the Fair Credit Reporting Act. Rosario said that after applying for the Starbucks job in Castle Rock,...

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Professional Background Checks Are Better

Employment screening is complex, and there are various background check options available to local and state governments.  BE AWARE, not all background checks are created equal.  Local police department searches may be very cost efficient, but the quality and scope of coverage is very limited....