Archive for May 2019

New York City bans marijuana drug testing

According to a new local bill, Introduction No.1445-A, New York City employers will ban marijuana drug testing. Specifically, the bill “prohibits New York City employers from requiring a prospective employee to submit to testing for the presence of any tetrahydrocannabinols (THC), the active ingredient in marijuana, in such prospective employee’s system as a condition of…

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Drug testing positivity rates at highest level in fifteen years

According to the recently released Quest Diagnostics Drug Testing Index, drug positivity rates for 2018 climbed to the highest level in fifteen years. Positivity rates in the combined U.S. workforce increased nearly five percent in urine drug tests (4.2% in 2017 versus 4.4% in 2018), climbing to the highest level since 2004 (4.5%) and are…

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Colorado poised to ‘ban the box’

Colorado appears poised to join a number of states that prohibit employers from inquiring into a job applicant’s criminal history on an initial employment application. On April 30, 2019, the Colorado legislature sent House Bill 19-1025 to Governor Polis’ desk. Assuming Governor Polis signs the Bill, Colorado will join a number of other states and…

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Mind Your Business Inc. achieves background screening credentialing council accreditation

RALEIGH, N.C., 5/9/2019– The National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS®) Background Screening Credentialing Council (BSCC) announced today that Mind Your Business Inc. has successfully demonstrated compliance with the Background Screening Agency Accreditation Program (BSAAP) and will now be formally recognized as BSCC-Accredited. “I am so incredibly proud of my company for all the hard…

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April 2019 employment: US adds 263,000 jobs

According to ‘The Employment Situation‘ report released by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics, the unemployment rate in the United States declined to 3.6%. while the economy added 263,000 jobs, in April. The unemployment rate declined by 0.2 percentage point to 3.6 percent in April, the lowest rate since December 1969. Over…

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MYB wins Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce Sky High Growth Award

We’re delighted to announce that, last week, we were selected as one of twenty winners of the Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce Sky High Growth Award! As the local champion for a balanced, thriving economy, the Chamber of Commerce annually recognizes the successes of local businesses. This year, we were one of twenty businesses to…

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