Breath is not an allowable specimen for alcohol testing for employment purposes. It is important to note that this does not apply to Department of Transportation (DOT) testing. For DOT purposes breath is an allowable specimen for testing for alcohol. DOT regulations are not subject to state laws. EMPLOYERS BE ADVISED! Does this mean an […]
Drug testing absolutely, positively reduces absenteeism and involuntary turnover!
And drug testing has a Return on Investment of at least $14 to $1. But Jim, you say, the only way to absolutely, positively prove that statement is to drug test a pool of job applicants, identify who was positive for illegal drugs, and then track their job performance. And, you say, in today’s environment […]
Did EEOC ban use of criminal convictions?
What’s an employer to do to comply with EEOC requirements? Trust me, it’s not as hard as you think. See our comments section after the article summary. In their response, dated August 29,2013, to a letter from 9 attorney generals from as many states, the EEOC Chair, Jacqueline A. Berrien, clarified EEOC’s stance on the use of […]
There Are Different Types of Criminal Convictions?
Does your firm include criminal convictions in your background investigation package? Most would answer yes. Ah, but did you know there are two major sources of criminal convictions. State (local) District Attorneys initiate violations of local laws at the county level. Federal District Attorneys initiate violations of federal laws. So, federal criminal convictions are held in federal district courts […]
Reasons why Freeman defeated the EEOC alleged misuse of credit and criminal convictions
Do you know why Freeman successfully defeated the EEOC’s discrimination lawsuit alleging improper use of credit check and criminal conviction reports? There are very important lessons for any employer to learn AND IMPLEMENT. Judge Roger Titus of the U.S. District Court of Maryland granted Freeman’s motion for summary judgment and dismissed the case of EEOC […]