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Legal Marijuana and Workplace Drug Testing in New York State

In March 2021, cannabis was legalized for adult recreational use in New York under the state’s Marihuana Regulation & Taxation Act (MRTA). The Act established a new Office of Cannabis Management (OCM) governed by a Cannabis Control Board, but regulations are emerging around adult-use, medical and hemp cannabis. The legislation does not contain an employer […]

New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory Commission Issues Guidance on “Workplace Impairment” Determinations

The New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory, Enforcement Assistance, and Marketplace Modernization Act (CREAMMA), which amends the New Jersey Constitution to legalize recreational cannabis, allows employers to conduct numerous forms of drug testing for cannabis but limits an employer’s ability to rely on a positive cannabis test result in making employment decisions. On September 9, 2022, the […]

Why It is a Bad Idea to Lie on your CV

A recent CV-Library survey revealed that 92.5 percent of United Kingdom adults have gotten away with lying on their CV and of the 1,000 workers polled, a third said they would be willing to lie about the dates of their previous employment. The most common reasons for this include looking more experienced, appearing more qualified […]

Top Three Background Screening Trends Employers Can Expect In 2021

By Elizabeth Fitzell

Managing Director, Sterling RISQ


Continuous screening will become more common

As we adjust to more flexible workplaces and an increased acceptance of working from home or a mix of working from the office and home, the lack of regular in-person connection may mean less opportunities to spot issues with employees and to pick up […]

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Seven Tips for Using Public and Private Records

The process of performing investigative research can be time-consuming, tedious, and costly, but with the right strategies for searching in public and private records databases, gathering the appropriate data can be done quickly and easily. A criminal history check gathers past arrests of convictions and a public records search can make it possible to view […], the world’s leading background screening information portal for HR professionals, has released its fifth edition of, ‘In Search of Excellence in Background Screening: Best Practices Insights from Accredited Background Screening Firms.’, the background screening information portal for Human Resources professionals, announced the release of their fifth edition of ‘In Search of Excellence in Background Screening: Best Practices Insights from Accredited Background Screening Firms.’ The publication features articles written by firms who have earned accreditation from the Professional Background Screeners Association (PBSA) which is the trade […]

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