Thursday 4:00 - 5:00 PM

The Evolving Landscape: Drug Testing and Background Checks in Today's World

The evolving landscape of drug testing and background checks in today’s world is shaped by various factors. Privacy concerns have become paramount, necessitating a delicate balance between transparency and protecting personal information. Clean Slate Laws and Redacted information have also emerged, impacting the availability of certain records in background checks. Additionally, the rise of AI technologies has revolutionized the efficiency and accuracy of these processes.

Furthermore, the decriminalization of marijuana in several states has led to an increase in drug positivity results, prompting the need for innovative approaches such as impairment testing.
This program will highlight the dynamic nature of drug testing and background checks in today’s society.

Session Objectives

  1. Explore the growing importance of privacy in today’s landscape of drug testing and background checks.

  2. Examine the impact of marijuana decriminalization on drug positivity results and workplace drug testing.

  3. Explore strategies for adapting drug testing and background screening policies to comply with changing laws and societal attitudes.


Todd Sutcliffe

Todd Sutcliffe, founder of the National Screening Bureau, is a renowned figure in the background screening industry. With over two decades of experience, Todd’s expertise is exemplified by the company’s accreditation as a Consumer Reporting Agency (CRA) and recognition as one of HR Tech Outlook’s Top 10 background screening companies. Holding an Advanced FCRA Certification and a Private Investigator’s license, Todd is a trusted authority in background screening, drug testing, successful hiring, FCRA compliance, and EEOC best practices. His passion lies in simplifying the hiring process, ensuring compliance, and facilitating successful hires for businesses.