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As 2020 Comes to a Close, We Are Grateful to Our Clients

Last March none of us thought business operations (and regular life) would still be this sideways in December…but here we are!  So we continue to take precautions and preventative measures to protect clients and employees, while still maintaining the Gold Standard of...

A Rundown of Legislative Changes

State legislators made several changes in state laws regarding drug and alcohol policy. Let's take a look at policy changes to keep on top of any new regulations. Several states changed or updated alcohol and marijuana policy. Here's the rundown: Alabama – Made it...

Oregon Legalizes Most Drugs

Oregon voters passed measure 110 that takes a different approach to the enforcement of elicit, harder drug possession. Heroin, cocaine, methamphetamines, and more are now allowed in non-commercial amounts. The fines for these drugs will be punishable by either a fine...

New Updates to California Worker Protections and the Fair Chance Act

The Fair Chance Act The California Department of Fair Employment and Housing has updated the state’s criminal background check rules. The new rules expand the scope of the Fair Chance Act and let employers know they intend to enforce the new regulations. New Legal...

Workplace Injuries On The Rise

Workplace injuries can cause major issues for employers. The ability to conduct business safely within the workplace is vital for a company to succeed. With that said, every year, there are over four million injuries within the workplace. These range from minor cuts...

Marijuana Use is Way Up, Testing Shows

Marijuana is growing in popularity as it is being legalized in states across the country. The United Nations drug and crime group estimates that there are around 200 million people who used some form of marijuana in the last year. Medicinal and recreational use is...

REVIEWING YOUR DRUG TESTING POLICY

When was the last time you took a serious look at your company’s drug testing policy? How often does your company update your policies? The drug testing world is constantly changing and evolving in today’s world—which means that your drug testing policy should also be...

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION & TITLE VII

What exactly is the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) or Title VII and how do they apply to you? The EEOC was established to provide guidelines in order to help employers make fair, informed hiring decisions. They are responsible for enforcing federal...

DOT Employment Verifications – Now Online!

Just because something worked in the past doesn't mean you should use it now. DOT Employment Verifications are stuck in 1995. Check out Blueline's new SPHRR (verification) platform and see how you can save a TON of time and hassle. You are going to LOVE it. No more...

Clearinghouse: Adding A USDOT Number

The FMCSA has updated the Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse to allow employer to link their Clearinghouse accounts with their FMCSA Portal accounts. This will enable employers to associate Clearinghouse activity (reporting violations, conducting queries, purchasing query...
Oregon Legalizes Most Drugs

Oregon Legalizes Most Drugs

Oregon voters passed measure 110 that takes a different approach to the enforcement of elicit, harder drug possession. Heroin, cocaine, methamphetamines, and more are now allowed in non-commercial amounts. The fines for these drugs will be punishable by...