- Monday, September 5: Labor Day
- Friday, September 9: California Admission Day (California)
- Monday, September 26: Rosh Hashana (Texas)
- Thursday, September 1: Constitution Day (Slovakia)
- Friday, September 2: Day of the Independent City of Ceuta (Spain)
- Monday, September 5: Labour Day (Canada)
- Tuesday, September 6: Unification Day (Bulgaria), Elcano’s Day (Spain)
- Wednesday, September 7: Victory Day (Mozambique), Faro Day (Portugal)
- Thursday, September 8: Kosrae Liberation Day (Micronesia), Independence Day (North Macedonia), Day of Asturias (Spain)
- Friday, September 9: Madhu Purnima (Bangladesh)
- Monday, September 12: Pohnpei Liberation Day (Micronesia)
- Thursday, September 15: Nuestra Senora de la Bien Aparecida (Spain)
- Friday, September 16: Independence Day (Mexico)
- Monday, September 19: Respect for the Aged Day (Japan), Federal Fast Monday (Switzerland)
- Wednesday, September 21: St. Matthew’s Day (Portugal)
- Thursday, September 22: Independence Day (Bulgaria), Mauritius Day (Switzerland)
- Friday, September 23: Autumn Equinox (Japan)
- Monday, September 26: Queen’s Birthday (Australia), Rosh Hashana (Israel)
- Tuesday, September 27: Rosh Hashana Day 2 (Israel)
- Wednesday, September 28: International Bosniaks’ Day (North Macedonia)
- Friday, September 30: National Day for Truth and Reconciliation (Canada), Friday before the AFL Grand Final (Australia)
- All services for Russia and Ukraine are immediately suspended due to current country turmoil.
- While we do not expect any interruptions in our production, we do anticipate delays from courts, employers, schools, and drug testing facilities in affected areas. If you have applicants with drug testing appointments in affected areas, consider rescheduling them due to closures and evacuations.
Our vendors continue to monitor laboratory delays and communicate any progress or remaining challenges. Please see the updated summary below for each of our main lab partners.
Quest is not reporting delays currently. Processing and negative screening is working same day. Confirmation reporting has returned to average time of 3 to 5 days.
Collection kit fulfillment has slightly improved. Receipt of products is now tracking at 20 days from time of request. Quest expects to return to 7 to 10 business day window within the next two weeks.
LabCorp continues to face operational challenges. However, there has been some improvement. Negative specimens have returned to normal reporting times of 24-48 hours after receipt at the laboratory. On average, non-negative reporting still holds at 10 to 14 days. In extreme cases, reporting of non-negatives can take up to 30 days. However, over the past two weeks we have found non-negative results are reporting on average of just over8 days after receipt at lab. LabCorp has added new employees to support incoming specimen volume and will continue to hire additional employees as needed. Mandatory overtime is still in effect to mitigate the specimen backlog.
Some LabCorp PSCs are experiencing kit shortages due to order fulfillment constraints. LabCorp is working to send out controlled amounts of kits to PSCs from their warehouse supply but maintain that most PSC orders come directly from the vendor. The vendor is backlogged currently, reporting delays of 4 to 6 weeks.
No testing or reporting delays currently.
Alere continues to adjust some product orders to reflect client’s current usage. This is being done to help manage inventory and meet the ordering needs of all their clients.
- Federal Fair Chance Act Requires Federal Contractors to Ban the Box
- Philadelphia Prohibits Marijuana Drug Testing
- New York Department of Labor Issues Guidance Banning Employers from Testing for Marijuana
- State Consumer Privacy Laws Alert
- Connecticut Anti-Age Discrimination
- Maine Ban the Box
- Nevada Wage Disclosure and Salary History Ban
- State of Drug Testing Law Updates
- Louisiana Restricts Employers from Considering Non-Conviction Records in Hiring Decisions
- New York City Expands Fair Chance Act
I-9/E-VERIFYThe Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced an extension of the flexibility in complying with requirements related to Form I 9, Employment Eligibility Verification, due to COVID 19.
This temporary guidance was set to expire on April 30, 2022. Because of ongoing precautions related to COVID 19, DHS has extended the Form I 9 requirement flexibility policy until October 31, 2022.
See the original ICE news release from March 20, 2020 for more information on how to obtain, remotely inspect, and retain copies of the identity and employment eligibility documents to complete Section 2 of Form I 9. Please also consult ICE’s guidance for clarification on this provision.
Employers must monitor the DHS and ICE's Workforce Enforcement announcements about when the extensions end and normal operations resume.
E Verify participants who meet the criteria and choose the remote inspection option should continue to follow current guidance and create cases for their new hires within three business days from the date of hire. Please see USCIS’s COVID 19 webpage for more information. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact your Client Success Representative.