The Truth About Fingerprinting
The Truth About Fingerprint Background Checks

Are fingerprint background checks everything that you think they are? Crime T.V. shows make it seem as though quickly running someone's fingerprints is the quickest way to nab a criminal and find out everything you need to know about them. And while the all-knowing, omniscient databases...

Excuses We Hear For Positive Drug Tests
Excuses We Hear For Positive Drug Tests

Working in the drug testing industry, we've heard a lot of excuses over the years for why a drug test is showing up positive. Our trusted lab partners have definitely heard their fair share as well. We read Quest Diagnostic's article on the many excuses...

New Marijuana Breathalyzer Aims To Catch High Drivers
New Marijuana Breathalyzer Aims To Catch High Drivers

A new two-in-one marijuana and alcohol breathalyzer is poised for release in select cities this fall. Hound Labs Inc, the California company who is developing this pioneering product, announced their hopeful release and claims that this new breathalyzer will be "1 billion times more sensitive than...

Read This Before Running An MVR Check In Wisconsin
READ THIS Before Running An MVR Check In Wisconsin

Please BE CAREFUL if you're planning on running an Motor Vehicle Record check for someone in Wisconsin. MVR checks in Wisconsin require careful attention to detail as they use license number alone to identify which records should be pulled. It is not cross-checked or verified against...

What Drug Testing Method Is Best For Your Company?
What Drug Testing Method Is Best For Your Company?

Drug testing is essential for all organizations and companies no matter where you work, play or volunteer. Screening helps protect yourself, your employees and your company. With statistics showing that employers lose over 79% of negligent hiring cases and drug abuse costs nearing around $81 billion each...

Recreational Marijuana Now Legal In Vermont
Recreational Marijuana Now Legal In Vermont

Vermont has just become the 9th state in the U.S. to legalize recreational marijuana as of July 1st. Act 86 was signed into law in January by governor Phil Scott who did so with "mixed emotions". Under the law, adults of age 21 and older can now...

2018 NAPBS Employment Screening Survey
NAPBS Survey Reveals Why 95 Percent of Employers Background Check Employees

The National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS) recently released the results of their annual background screening survey for 2018. Surveying over 2,000 Human Resource professionals, NAPBS aimed to gauge current views and trends within the background screening industry. Their executive summary stated, "In an increasingly...

Fentanyl Seizures At US-Mexico Border Up 750 Percent
Fentanyl Seizures At US-Mexico Border Up 750 Percent

Fentanyl seizures at the U.S.-Mexico border have jumped a staggering 750 percent in the first seven months of the 2018 fiscal year compared to this same time period from last year. U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers have already seized over 284 pounds of...

Iowa To Change Employer Alcohol Testing Requirements On July 1st
Iowa To Change Employer Alcohol Testing Requirements On July 1st

Iowa's drug testing laws are considered some of the strictest and most complex drug testing laws in the country for employer compliance. Their 10-page drug testing statue has very detailed requirements, including: how a drug test should be performed, supervisor training requirements, written notice requirements, and...