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New York City Bans Pre-Employment Testing for Marijuana Use

Posted by Murtha Cullina

May 17, 2019 1:05:00 PM

Data Facts strives to inform our clients of the ever-evolving laws and regulations affecting their background screening process. This article first appeared on the JDSupra website. 

Effective May 10, 2020, New York City’s Human Rights Law will prohibit employers from requiring job applicants to submit to a marijuana or THC drug test as a condition of employment, with some limited exceptions. The NYC law is the first to ban pre-employment testing, but likely not the last in light of increasing momentum to legalize the recreational use of marijuana. 

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Topics: Pre-employment screening, Drug Screening, background check services

What Have Your Employees Been Up to Lately? Background Screening Tells You

Posted by Susan McCullah

Mar 24, 2016 9:11:10 AM

 Pre-employment screening effectively weeds out any "bad" employees forever, right?

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Topics: Employment screening policy, Criminal records, background check, credit reports, Employee theft, post-employment screening, Drug Screening

3 Steps For Reducing Effects Of Drug Abuse In The Workplace

Posted by Susan McCullah

Aug 22, 2014 2:15:00 PM

Drug use in the United States is rising at an alarming pace, and this is being felt in no greater place than the small American business. While drug abusing employees are a roadblock to success for businesses of any size, smaller businesses are at a greater risk of drug abusers damaging or completely destroying the company.

More drug abusers work there.

As far as American employees go as a whole, about half work at large corporations and the other half work at small business. The landscape shifts dramatically when looking at drug users.

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Topics: Data Facts blog, Drug abuse, Drug-free workplace, Small business hiring, 2014 hiring, Drug Screening

Drug Abusers and Small Businesses

Posted by datafactssolutions

Aug 24, 2011 10:18:00 AM

Woman_with_PillsDrug use in the United States is rising at an alarming pace, and this is being felt in no greater place than the small American business.
While substance abuse is a valid concern for businesses of any size, smaller businesses are at a greater risk of drug abusers damaging or completely destroying the company.

More drug abusers work there.

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Topics: Drug abuse, Pre-employment screening, Drug-free workplace, Background screening, Small business hiring, Good hiring practices, Drug testing, Drug Screening

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~~Susan McCullah is the Marketing Project Manager/ Background Screening Division for Data Facts, Inc, a 25 year old Memphis based company. Data Facts Inc -an NAPBS accredited company- is a leading provider of employment screening solutions. Check out our website for a complete explanation of our services.