Drug Testing for Marijuana: 5 Mistakes Employers Make

Because so many states in the U.S. have legalized the use of marijuana (either for medicinal purposes, recreational purposes, or both), creating drug testing policies that include marijuana has become challenging.

After all, if so many states are legalizing weed, what's the big deal, right?

This faulty logic often leads employers to make five critical mistakes when it comes to drug testing for marijuana.    

Let's go over each mistake below.

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Danielle Deutsch

Danielle Deutsch
Danielle is the Digital Marketing Coordinator at Good Egg. In her spare time you can find her either visiting an aquarium, enjoying a Broadway show or competing in a Crossfit competition.

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We've written a lot about motor vehicle record (MVR) checks. If you want to read deeply about various aspects of MVRs, check out the following...

Otherwise, keep on reading below for a quick recap of salient points before getting into today's topic: why you should use Good Egg for your company's MVR monitoring.


3 Ways to Boost Background Check Turnaround Time in 2020

We recently wrote an in-depth article about why background checks can sometimes take so long. There are many reasons for delays—and most are beyond a background check vendor's control.

The good news?

There are ways to boost background check turnaround time.


5 Benefits of MVR Monitoring

Here's a secret: you likely have many more people driving on behalf of your company than you realize. Think sales reps, customer service folks, lawyers, accountants, consultants, and so forth.

Even if these workers use their own vehicles, if they're driving on behalf of your company, they can put your organization at risk. Your company is liable for their actions on the road—actions that could result in skyrocketing insurance premiums, not to mention PR headaches and brand damage.


What Does a Pre-Employment Background Check Contain?

What a pre-employment background check contains is very much in the eye of the beholder—or, in this case, the eye of the employer.

Several factors will influence what employers decide to include in their pre-employment background checks, such as applicable laws (i.e. federal, state, and local) and the position for which someone is applying.


4 Important Truths About Background Check Service Costs

When it comes to evaluating the cost of background check services, people often grapple with certain pervasive myths. Here are four of the most common:

  • Basic screenings are sufficient.
  • Ongoing monitoring is a pricey extra.
  • Online "instant" background checks are perfectly OK.
  • Customer service doesn't matter in the grand scheme of things.

It's time to bust these myths for good. Below, we dig a little deeper into each one and separate the truths from the falsehoods regarding background check costs.


How to Choose the Best Background Check Service Partner

Not all background check service partners are created equal, something you likely already know.

If you're auditing your current background check vendor and/or vetting potential partners, this blog post will help. In it, you'll find 10 questions to ask yourself as you're evaluating different vendors so that you can find a reputable background check company.

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