Maine First State To Protect Marijuana Users In The Workplace
Maine First State To Protect Marijuana Users In The Workplace

Employees in Maine no longer have to worry about getting in trouble at work for smoking marijuana during their free time. As of February 1st, 2018, Maine became the first jurisdiction in the nation to protect workers from negative employment actions based on off-duty marijuana usage. While Maine...

Deadly Synthetic Pot Outbreak
2 Dead With 54 Others Reporting Severe Bleeding After Synthetic Pot Outbreak

Since March 7th, at least 56 people have reported severe bleeding symptoms after taking synthetic pot products. Many of these people have been hospitalized, and just last Saturday, the first death was reported following a hospitalization for these symptoms. The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) has now reported...

Uber Under Fire After Fatal Accident
Uber Under Fire After Fatal Self-Driving Accident

Last week in Tempe, Arizona, 49-year-old Elaine Herzberg was hit and killed by a self-driving Uber vehicle. She was crossing the road around 10:00 pm on Sunday (March 18th) when she was struck by the car which was reported to be traveling around 40 mph. The...

5 Office Horror Stories That Will Make Your Friday
5 Office Horror Stories That Will Make Your Day

We've all had to deal with our own handful of office mishaps or #EmployeesFromHell, but wait until you read some of these stories that were shared on The Ladders job search platform blog by Monica Torres. We've shared some of them here to help your...

New Platform Updating Coming This Week
New Platform Update Coming March 7th

We are excited to announce our new navigation experience for how you use www.bluelinebackgrounds.com. We have completely redesigned the look of our platform to give you all the benefits of a more modern and intuitive way to use the system, while keeping all the same...

Maryland Establishes Law Against Drug Alcohol Testing
Maryland Establishes Law Against Breath Alcohol Testing

Following a court ruling,  Maryland does not allow breath alcohol testing for NON-DOT purposes. Whye v. Concentra Health Services, Inc. started in 2013 when two employees filed suit against their testing provider for fraud and invasion of privacy after their employer required them to undergo...

opioids, opioid epidemic, drug testing, employee screening, DOT, department of transportation
Opioid Epidemic brings new DOT drug testing panel

The Department of Transportation (DOT) announced on Friday (11/9) that beginning in January there will be a change to their drug-testing program regulation. Hydromorphone, hydrocodone, oxymorphone and oxycodone are all being added to the new drug-testing panel. This means that beginning in 2018, all drivers will now...

department of transportation, DOT, updates, changes
DOT updates and changes!

Last month (8/8/17) the Department of Transportation's Office of Management and Budget approved a new/revised Federal Drug Testing Custody and Control Form (CCF). What does this mean for the DOT drug testing program?? They authorized the continued use of the 'old' CCF until June 30, 2018. DOT...