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When running background checks, how do I stay compliant?

​It’s important to have a clear and concise written policy, which remains consistent for all candidates who apply.

Question category: Background Screening

Does Oklahoma’s medical marijuana law have a safety-sensitive carve-out?

​Oklahoma’s medical marijuana law prohibits an employer from refusing to hire, discipline, or penalize an applicant or employee based solely on a marijuana-positive drug test.

Question category: Drug and Alcohol Testing

In Arizona can I fire an employee for testing positive for marijuana?

A recent case involving a major retail chain fired an Arizona employee for testing positive for marijuana despite the fact that they possessed a medical marijuana card.

Question category: Drug and Alcohol Testing

Should I test based on state laws where my employee lives or where they work?

​The best method for determining an employer/employee’s employment rights is based upon a review of applicable state and federal laws and regulations.

Question category: Drug and Alcohol Testing

If an employee uses medical marijuana, can they be terminated if they test positive for marijuana?

​Medical marijuana laws vary by state and it’s important that employers address the specific laws that pertain to their company and employees when creating a drug testing policy.

Question category: Drug and Alcohol Testing

Is CBD oil considered acceptable, and can it cause a drug test to have a positive result?

CBD oil can be made from both marijuana and hemp. Hemp-derived CBD oil (often referred to as low THC, high CBD oil) is legal in all 50 states while marijuana-derived CBD oil is not.

Question category: Drug and Alcohol Testing

What is the difference between comprehensive and instant background checks?

​Instant background checks are more commonly known as “national criminal database searches” and provide general information pulled from a commercially available database.

Question category: Background Screening

What is Adverse Action and when is it required?

​The adverse action process is required for any action taken that denies an individual employment, credit, insurance, etc. based on information obtained through a consumer report.

Question category: Background Screening