Compliance & Safety

How Can Employers Address Workplace Violence?

In today’s climate, is the safety of your employees keeping you up at night? From COVID exposures to active shooters to cyber attacks, there are constant threats to businesses and people every day. As a business owner, HR professional, or leader, you are constantly having to evaluate solutions to mitigate the risk of workplace violence …

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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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Reminder to Make Annual Inquiries for MVR/Clearinghouse

Employers of Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) employees are required to run motor vehicle reports (MVRs) annually. Additionally, FMCSA Clearinghouse requires limited queries on drivers performed annually. The FMCSA requires that motor carriers make an inquiry for the MVR of each employed driver. This requirement involves inquiries made at least once every 12 months. …

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CBD Products and Impact on Drug Test Results

The Agricultural Improvement Act of 2018 changed the working definition of marijuana under the Controlled Substances Act, declaring that hemp-derived products containing no more than 0.3% tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, are not considered controlled substances. This new designation led to a flurry of unregulated CBD products hitting markets nationwide, which in turn affects drug testing that …

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