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New Pre-Employment Drug Screening Laws

Pre-employment drug screening changes may impact your hiring practices. Over the course of the last few years, multiple states have eased marijuana criminality. These 18 states have legalized marijuana in some fashion. From regulated medical to recreational programs, there are a myriad of different regulations impacting this drug and its use. But what does constant …

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National Background Check Changes for 2022

TEAM Background has carefully crafted each of our background check screening packages to be compliant with the laws and regulations impacting your industry. We are familiar with changes impacting the background screening industry and able to support our clients in ensuring they continue to hire quality employees while maintaining compliance. A handful of updated or …

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OSHA Increases Efforts to Enforce Silica Standards

Jan. 4, 2020, OSHA revised its National Emphasis Program (NEP) to identify and reduce or eliminate worker exposures to respirable crystalline silica (RCS) in general industry, maritime, and construction. The NEP targets specific industries expected to have the highest numbers of workers exposed to silica and focuses on enforcement of the new silica standards. These …

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FMCSA Clearinghouse Brings New Requirements to FMCSA Employers

The FMCSA Clearinghouse is fully operational and mandatory use is now in effect. The Clearinghouse is an online database that contains information about commercial driver’s license (CDL) and commercial learner’s permit (CLP) holders’ drug and alcohol program violations.  The purpose of the Clearinghouse is to improve road safety by providing FMCSA and employers resources to …

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Oklahoma Medical Marijuana “Unity Bill” Takes Effect August 29, 2019

  TULSA, Oklahoma – The Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Patient Protection Act, commonly referred to as the medical marijuana “Unity Bill,” took effect August 29, 2019. This bill provides regulatory clarity to Oklahoma’s existing medical marijuana law, and includes provisions to help Oklahoma employers reduce safety risks in the workplace. As stated in the original medical …

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