DOT Adds Oral Fluid Testing as an Alternative to Urine

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On May 2, 2023, the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) announced that it would officially authorize employers to use oral fluid testing as an alternate methodology to traditional urine drug testing. This policy adjustment went into effect June 1, 2023; however, collectors, devices, and laboratories need to meet several requirements before oral fluid testing can be fully implemented.

New Pre-Employment Drug Screening Laws

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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 change from state to state …

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National Background Check Changes for 2022

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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 new background check regulations have …

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