Written by Michael Goettig and Scott M. Cooper Effective January 1, 2020, it will be unlawful for Nevada employers to reject job applicants on the basis of a positive test for cannabis use. This follows a ballot initiative which made recreational marijuana use legal in the state in 2017, and places Nevada among a growing list […]
New York City and New Mexico Protect Employees Who Are Medical Marijuana Users (US)
Written by Ariel Cohen New York City has enacted a first-of-its kind law (Intro. No. 1445-A) prohibiting pre-employment drug testing for the presence of marijuana or tetrahydrocannabinols. The law makes it an unlawful discriminatory practice for an employer, labor organization, employment agency, or agent thereof to require a prospective employee “to submit to testing for the […]
The number of people testing positive for marijuana in workplace drug tests is exploding, particularly in public safety and national security roles
Written by: Julia Naftulin As more states legalize medicinal and recreational marijuana, more people are using the substance. In fact, a new report from Quest Diagnostics found that more people are testing positive for marijuana in workplace drug tests, with 2017 being the fifth year in a row for increased marijuana detection in urine drug tests. In 2017, 2.6% […]
Marijuana Sows Seeds of Conflict for San Francisco Employers, But Maybe Not for Utah Employers
By Jinouth Vasquez on December 12, 2018 What a year it’s been in legalizing cannabis—from conservative states legalizing medical marijuana—to city ordinances imposing cannabis requirements. Changes in Cannabis laws are definitely creating a buzz for SF and Utah employers. Background Checks SF. San Francisco, known for its forward progress in the cannabis space, has done it again. Effective […]
Importance of Employee Background Screening for Small Business
A background check is one of the most crucial pre-employment screening steps that are necessary for small businesses and companies before making a decision to hire. As a small business owner, running a background check on any potential employee should be taken seriously. This is because it helps protect your establishment from numerous potential risks which could cost you a fortune and productivity in the days ahead.
While resumes might look decorated and appealing, small business owners shouldn’t just assume that their potential employees are telling the truth. If you want to get the right person for the job, going that extra mile is necessary as it could help unearth any information likely to be concealed during resume writing.