N.J. workers flunked drug tests for these reasons

BY KATHLEEN O'BRIEN kobrien@njadvancemedia.com, NJ Advance Media for NJ.com Mirroring a national trend, a greater percentage of New Jersey employees flunked their work-related drug tests last year than in at any point since 2002. But some of the drugs that show up in tests in N.J. are different...

quest diagnostics annual survey shows drug test positivity rates continue to climb

Jackson Lewis P.C Wednesday, May 17, 2017 According to the annual Quest Diagnostics Drug Testing Index published yesterday, illicit drug use among U.S. employees continues to rise, resulting in the highest drug test positivity rates in the last 12 years. This nationwide survey of more than 10...

Macy’s Hit With EEOC Charge Over Criminal-History Screening

May 18, 2017 Macy’s screening of job applicants for their criminal history is too sweeping and results in qualified minority job seekers being unlawfully turned away for employment, according to a charge filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. The company’s screening process is overbroad in three...

Employee Drug Testing at A 12 year high

lisa marie segarra / May 18, 2017 More American workers are testing positive for drugs than they have in the past 12 years. According to an analysis from Quest Diagnostics, urine tests among the U.S. workforce had a positive result rate of 4.2%, the highest since 2004, when...

Day Care Background Checks required by Law in Arkansas

by Janelle Lilley Monday, May 22nd 2017 LITTLE ROCK (KATV) — One of the many difficult aspects of parenting is handing over your child to the care of another person. When it comes to placing your child in day care, you want to be 100% sure the people...

Expedite hair drug testing guidelines senators tell HHS

by LYNDON FINNEY/The Trucker Staff WASHINGTON — Five senators last Thursday sent a letter to Health and Human Services Secretary Thomas Price requesting swift action in taking steps to what could lead to the use of hair testing for substance abuse. The letter was signed by John...

workplace testing shows Colorado pot use up dramatically

Workplace testing shows Colorado pot use up 'dramatically' Robert Garrison DENVER – Employers in Colorado are increasingly struggling to fill positions that require applicants to pass a drug test, a new report shows. Quest Diagnostics, the nation’s largest drug screening company, released a report this week that shows...

Less Eligible Candidates due to Drug Test Failures

Less Eligible Candidates due to Drug Testing Failures By Danielle Paquette / The Washington Post In one type of test typically used to test workers on the job, positive results for marijuana surged about 75 percent nationwide over the past four years, according to Quest Diagnostics, a...

Employment Background Checks – What Employers Look for

What Employers Look for in Background and Credit Checks Why do employers want to check your background or even your credit? It could be for one of several reasons. For instance, if government security clearances are required for the job you are interviewing for, an employment...

Elderly Caregiver in Assault Video Slated to Before Houston Judge

HOUSTON, TX - UPDATE: The caregiver, Brenda Floyd is now slated to appear before a Houston judge this morning. Houston police say they have arrested an elderly caregiver that they say was caught on video striking the elderly woman she was entrusted to care for. According...

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