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Connecticut Employment Law Now Bans Salary History Inquiries by Potential Employers

By Katie Robinson, ESS Corporate Counsel On January 1, 2019, a change in Connecticut employment law came into effect that prohibits any employer within the state from asking prospective employees about their wage or salary history. Connecticut is now one of seven states that forbid salary history inquiries by private employers during the pre-employment process.1

By |2019-01-10T09:48:23+00:00January 9th, 2019|Compliance, Legal Updates|Comments Off on Connecticut Employment Law Now Bans Salary History Inquiries by Potential Employers

CBD Oil and the Impact on Drug Tests

The rampant growth of Cannabidiol (CBD) oil products has more than a few people wondering about the unintended consequences of the non-intoxicating marijuana extract.  Promoted as being beneficial for many common ailments, the use of CBD oil has become almost mainstream among those seeking alternatives to traditional medicines. But, being mainstream doesn’t eliminate the worry

By |2019-01-02T09:50:26+00:00January 2nd, 2019|Drug Testing|Comments Off on CBD Oil and the Impact on Drug Tests

Top Blogs of 2018

Another year is coming to an end, and what a year it has been for our industry – from legalized medical and recreational marijuana to technological advancements.  Staying current is a constant challenge. Travel back and revisit ESS’s top blogs of 2018:   Five Tips for Spotting Drug Abuse in Employees published Jan. 17, 2018

By |2018-12-19T09:32:40+00:00December 19th, 2018|Background Screening, Compliance, Drug Testing|Comments Off on Top Blogs of 2018

ESS Increases Support for Hurricane Michael Relief

Employment Screening Service increases support for families impacted in Florida Panhandle Birmingham-based Employment Screening Services (ESS) announced today a special holiday donation to HOPE Panhandle, a non-profit organization formed to help families in devastated areas of the Florida panhandle. In early October Hurricane Michael, the third most intense storm to ever hit the Florida panhandle,

By |2019-01-04T14:01:47+00:00December 5th, 2018|Company News|Comments Off on ESS Increases Support for Hurricane Michael Relief

ESS Earns Coveted Industry Recognition

Employment Screening Services (ESS) is proud to have been recognized for service and industry leadership by HRO Today (HRO).  This is the third consecutive year ESS has earned a coveted spot on the publication’s “Baker’s Dozen” list. HRO utilizes their reach of more than 180,000 HR executives to help gain insight and research data on

By |2018-11-29T15:06:09+00:00November 29th, 2018|Customer Satisfaction|Comments Off on ESS Earns Coveted Industry Recognition

The Latest Steps in Addressing the Opioid Crisis

The Latest Steps in Addressing the Opioid Crisis Hair and Oral Testing Gains Importance By Alexis Brost In late October, President Trump signed the “SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act,” to combat the country’s growing opioid epidemic. The purpose of the act is to reduce the access to opioids while expanding opportunities for prevention, treatment,

By |2018-11-20T08:29:23+00:00November 19th, 2018|Drug Testing, Industry news|Comments Off on The Latest Steps in Addressing the Opioid Crisis

3 Key Benefits of Integrating Your ATS and Background Screening Process

Today’s job market is a competitive landscape, and prospective employees can be lost to tedious and long pre-employment screening processes. HR professionals know that to stay competitive, compliant and efficient, they need technologies that make new hire onboarding a painless process for both the HR professional and the applicant. Integrating your Applicant Tracking System (ATS)

By |2018-11-08T08:41:36+00:00November 8th, 2018|Technology|Comments Off on 3 Key Benefits of Integrating Your ATS and Background Screening Process

OSHA Issues Clarification of its Position on Post-Incident Drug Testing

By Katie L. Robinson, Corporate Counsel On October 11, 2018, the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) issued a Standard Interpretation Memorandum clarifying its position on post-incident drug testing under 29 C.F.R. § 1904.35(b)(1)(iv).1 The new opinion relaxes OSHA’s previously adopted guidelines for post-injury testing, which, as readers of our 2016 article2 may remember,

By |2019-01-10T09:51:28+00:00November 7th, 2018|Legal Updates|Comments Off on OSHA Issues Clarification of its Position on Post-Incident Drug Testing

Birmingham based Employment Screening Services Adds Legal Expertise

Employment Screening Services (“ESS”) welcomes Katie Robinson to their in-house legal and compliance team.  Graduating in the top 15% of her class at the Cumberland School of Law at Samford University, Robinson joined ESS immediately after sitting for the Alabama State Bar Exam.  “As expected, Katie quickly passed the State Bar and has already started

By |2018-10-30T09:49:47+00:00October 30th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Birmingham based Employment Screening Services Adds Legal Expertise

October 27 is National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

The Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) has declared Saturday, October 27 as National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. The semi-annual event aims to provide a safe method of disposal for unused prescription drug medication. In light of the recent and growing opioid epidemic in the United States, this day is now more critical than ever. Studies

By |2018-10-26T17:06:29+00:00October 26th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on October 27 is National Prescription Drug Take Back Day