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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...

Synthetic Urine Getting Flushed by States

The synthetic urine market was on a tear throughout the last decade. However, over the last few years, it has faced an onslaught of state laws trying to curtail its use. While it is still legal in several states, it is a promising sign that more legislators throughout...

What is an Investigative Consumer Report?

An Investigative Consumer Report (ICR) provides personal and professional reference verification. These verifications can delve into the realm of assessing an individual’s character. Here is an in-depth look at what an ICR is: (taken from an earlier post first...

3 Steps to Create an Employee Screening Policy 

Every successful small business owner (SBO) knows what it means to work hard. Early mornings, late nights, missed soccer games; the list goes on. One thing SBOs will always agree on is that time is expensive. Every minute needs to be productive, while lost time equals...