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Positive tests for pot hit 14-year high last year

More workers are testing positive for marijuana than at any time in the last 14 years, according to data compiled by Quest Diagnostics.

Remember to heed the ____ Effect!

Business practices and the study of the mind have always gone hand-in-hand. Psychological effects are often applied to human nature in professional environments. Here are some interesting ones you may not have heard of.

FLSA and transportation violations for SoCal company

A citrus and avocado distributor in Oceanside will pay 45 workers $13,641 in back wages after investigators from the U.S. Department of Labor found it violated the Fair Labor Standards Act and the Migrant and Seasonal Worker Protection Act.

Employee certifications: Should you pay?

Facing a vise-tight labor market, employers are pulling out all the stops to retain top talent. One increasingly popular tool is to cover or offset employees’ costs for their professional certifications.

DOL offers new online resource on workplace mental health issues

The U.S. Department of Labor has launched an online Mental Health Toolkit, an online resource to provide tools employers can use to support employees dealing with mental health problems.

Inexperienced youngsters make up more of workforce

A surging economy has brought more young people into the workforce.

New OSHA record rules won’t stop controversy

In January, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration made official several documentation changes it had announced in July 2018. Affected were OSHA forms used to record workplace injuries and illnesses.

The HR I.Q. Test: April ’19

Here’s your monthly quiz on HR news and trends.

OSHA fines, criminal charges after Manhattan crane plunge

A Missouri company working on an East Harlem construction project last year face OSHA fines after a small crane tumbled out of a fourth-floor window, critically injuring three workers.

Beware unreasonably tight deadlines for filing internal reports of sexual harassment

The EEOC believes overly strict time limits tend to discourage reporting and absolve supervisors of responsibility for reporting. Plus, it may embolden harassers to repeat their harassment or escalate it.