A-Check Global’s drug screening partner, Quest Diagnostics, recently released their Annual Drug Testing Index revealing a fifth straight year of rising positive drug detection rates in the US workforce. This is the highest rate of positive screens since 2005.
The Quest Diagnostics Drug Testing Index™ examined nearly 11 million drug screening results and found that positivity rates had risen from 3.9% of screens returning positive in 2014 to 4.0% in 2015. The last time the rate was found to be at, or above 4% was in 2005. The rise in positive results came from screens completed by both general employees, as well as government mandated employees, such as truck drivers and pilots.
The study also provides a deep look into the drugs most commonly found during screening, exposing that nearly 2% of all urine based tests return positive for marijuana use, making it the drug most often detected by far. Additionally, the study reveals a noticeable jump in positive results for heroin and amphetamine use, with both at higher rates than last year.
For more information regarding drug screening and drug free workplace solutions feel free to contact A-Check Global through our contact page, or by phone at 877-345-2021.
The Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification is a standard industry document for employers throughout the U.S. Used to verify an employee’s identity and employment authorization, this form is required of all employers and their employees by federal law. The current Form I-9 has been utilized since 2013 to determine identity and eligibility, but a recent announcement from the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) noted that revisions are coming soon. Continue reading “Are You Prepared? Changes to Form I-9 Coming This November”
A-Check Global, an ACT•1 Group company is exhibiting in Booth # 1221 at the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) National Conference Business Fair at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL. Please visit our booth to learn more about how A-Check Global offers organizations Screening Made Smart. Mention you saw our posting and we will provide you with a special gift for stopping by. Continue reading “The WBENC National Conference is right around the corner, June 20th – 23rd”
The Electronic Form I-9 feature of RAPID I-9 simplifies and improves the efficiency of the Form I-9 process by removing paper-based document management responsibilities and intelligently eliminating room for error. Electronic I-9 offers a compliant, paperless electronic Form I-9 submission, confirmation and retrieval process, complete with E-Signature, secure supporting document upload and document management.
A-Check’s Electronic I-9 complies with all Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act (ESIGN) requirements, including:
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