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Positivity rate for workplace drug testing at highest rate in a decade

According to analysis of more than 10 million drug test results in the 2018 Quest Diagnostics Drug Testing Index, drug use by the U.S. workforce is at its highest level in more than a decade. The positivity rate for drug tests was 4.2 percent in 2017, the same as in 2016, and the highest since 2004.…
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Frito-Lay pays $2.4M to settle background check claims

Frito-Lay Inc. has agreed to pay $2.4 million to resolve claims that it violated the Fair Credit Reporting Act by using improper disclosure forms for obtaining consumer reports for pre-employment background checks. The FCRA requires employers to use certain documents and to follow specified policies and practices when they use background checks to assess the…
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April 2018 employment: US adds 164,000 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 dropped to 3.9%, while the economy added 164,000 jobs, in April. After six months at 4.1%, unemployment finally broke below 4% for the first time since December, 2000. The economy has…
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Target agrees to change pre-employment screening process

Last month, the NAACP reached a settlement with Target Corporation to resolve allegations that its criminal background check policy discriminated against African-American and Latino applicants. The civil rights group called the background check portion of Target’s pre-employment screening process “overly broad and outdated”. Previously, it has been suggested that the retailer discriminates against black and…
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California bill to provide workplace discrimination protection for medical cannabis users

With California’s legalization of recreational cannabis this year, state lawmakers continue to push legislation that normalizes cannabis use. State Assemblyman Rob Bonta, D-Oakland, wants to see that normalization extended to the workplace through protections for employees who use cannabis for medical purposes. Eleven states have employment laws protecting medical cannabis patients against employment discrimination. California is…
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Uber boosts background check program

In a recent blog post, Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi said the company will be boosting their background check program in two fundamental ways: Annual reruns: In the past, Uber conducted background check reruns in jurisdictions where required. Going forward, the company will proactively rerun criminal and motor vehicle checks each year, regardless of whether there is…
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MYB wins Sky High Growth Award

We’re incredibly proud of our CEO, Karen Caruso, and our entire team for being a 2018 Sky High Growth Award Recipient. The Sky High Growth Awards event recognizes the fastest growing small businesses for the year. What a year it’s been for MYB – and there’s more to come!
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March 2018 employment: US adds 103,000 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 remained unchanged at 4.1%, while the economy added 103,000 jobs, in March. Employment increases occurred in professional and business services, manufacturing, financial activities, health care, and mining. Among the major worker…
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New Jersey governor looking to legalize marijuana

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy released his budget this week, taking the first formal step toward making marijuana legal in the state. Murphy’s budget proposal to lawmakers sets a Jan. 1, 2019, target for no-questions-asked marijuana sales to adults, and incorporates $80 million in proceeds from taxes on the drug into the state’s expected revenue.…
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