The Department of Workforce Development in Indiana will be conducting mandatory drug testing for Hoosiers on training paid for through WorkOne. This would cover all training programs funded under the Workforce Investment Act (WIA), effective July 1, 2011.
The new state law would require residents to pass a drug test to qualify for [...]
After weeks of criticisms and protests, the Chicago Housing Authority has abandoned its plan to drug test public housing residents and applicants above 18 years old. The policy would have allowed the eviction of residents who test positive for drug use.
This development was welcomed by the American Civil Liberties Union, who had [...]
Scientists in Norway need only a small amount of waste water to determine an entire city’s eating or drinking habits as well as its drug habits. With the technology known as sewer epidemiology, it is now possible to drug test an entire city.
A feature on Chemical and Engineering News shared that a [...]
United Airlines may be facing a fine of $584,375 for allegedly failing to properly perform drug tests on workers in safety-sensitive areas.
According to a feature on Los Angeles Times, the Federal Aviation Administration accused the company of moving 13 employees to safety-sensitive positions before their drug and alcohol tests results were [...]
The Davidson County Board of Education has been presented with a proposed pilot program that would require student-athletes in West Davidson High School to undergo random drug tests. According to Dr. Fred Mock, superintendent of Davidson County Schools, this is the first time any high school in the county has pushed a drug testing policy [...]
Students and parents challenged the policy of Goshen County School District 1, which has required students participating in extracurricular activities, including sports, cheerleading, marching band and drama, to undergo drug and alcohol testing. A lower court has ruled in favor of the school district, and the Wyoming Supreme Court has recently upheld this [...]
After the announcement from Lansing Catholic High School that it will start conducting drug tests on everyone this fall, another Catholic high school is considering doing the same thing. According to a feature on mlive.com, the Powers Catholic High School is looking into this possibility, although implementation may not happen by [...]
Getting a license to use medical marijuana may not be enough to protect your job. It turns out that one can still get fired over medical marijuana use in the state of Washington.
According to a feature on The Wall Street Journal, TeleTech Customer Care decided to fire a woman employee, who sued [...]
According to Lansing Catholic High School, it will conduct mandatory drug testing on everyone — students, teachers, faculty and coaches — starting this fall. The test will be done using hair samples.
The school has about 500 students in 9th through 12th grades and encounters about 10 violations of the drug and alcohol policy each [...]
Florida Gov. Rick Scott defended recent legislation requiring welfare applicants to undergo drug testing and insisted that the state will not “subsidize” anyone’s drug addiction. He claimed this is “the right thing for taxpayers.”
In a feature on CNN Politics, the governor said “It’s not right for taxpayer money to be [...]
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