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It’s Been a While Since Breaking Bad, so Here’s Your Refresher Course on Illegal Drugs

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to a major increase in substance abuse across the US. This, along with marijuana legalization and growing access to drugs, means that substance use will continue to rise. Even if you forgot everything you learned from Breaking Bad, we've...

Important Compliance Updates

Important Compliance Updates   Here’s a short list of important compliance updates highlighting critical information about laws that a few different states have enacted recently. Keep up to date with any compliance changes by using Blueline Services for your...

Ban the Box?

  Proper employment screening is the most effective way for companies to reduce their overall risk and liability. Background checks help ensure a quality hiring decision and save your company time and money. Ban the box policies have tightened the regulations on...

DOT Update- You Should Take This Seriously

The Office of Management and Budget approved a revised Federal Drug Testing Custody and Control Form (CCF) on August 17, 2020. Use of the old form was authorized via DOT update through August 29, 2021. DOT-regulated employers and service agents must use the revised...

Amazon Has Entered the Jungle of Serious Employee Risk & Liability

Organizations across the U.S. are beginning to adjust their drug-testing policies to eliminate screening for marijuana. Amazon is one company that has decided to no longer screen for marijuana use. Amazon plans to treat it the same as alcohol use and only monitor for...

How Drug Testing Can Prevent Workplace Death

  Drug overdoses can happen anywhere, and the workplace is not exempt from these problems. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) reported that drug overdose deaths at work have increased for seven years in a row. Drug Overdose Rates...

Compliance Updates for Louisiana and New York

Louisiana and New York made some legislative changes over the last few months regarding background checks. Let’s take a look at the laws Louisiana and New York have enacted to stay on top of these new regulations. Louisiana Law Updates- June 2021 Louisiana enacted...

Even More DOT Nagging – Regulations

Employers constantly have new regulations and responsibilities placed on them. Hiring a safe and effective workforce is one of those responsibilities. Making sure your company and employees remain compliant can cause major headaches since regulations are always...

Compliance Update for New Regulations in Illinois and New Jersey

Here's a short compliance update highlighting key information about the laws Illinois and New Jersey enacted over the last few months. . As always, keep up to date with any compliance changes by using Blueline Services for your background checks and drug testing...

Background Checks to Avoid Terrible Tenants (and Goats)

Have you had a bad tenant before? Had a recent property manager used background checks to avoid bad tenants, everything would have been fine. Instead, other tenants had to move into hotels while repairs were made to the complex. All because one guy got around a...
Ban the Box?

Ban the Box?

  Proper employment screening is the most effective way for companies to reduce their overall risk and liability. Background checks help ensure a quality hiring decision and save your company time and money. Ban the box policies have tightened the...