Many companies have already established their own drug-free workplace programs to ensure the health and safety of all their employees, which would help them achieve or maintain the high quality of their products and services. A common question, though, concerns the timing of doing drug tests on employees.
So, when really [...]
While it is advisable to consult a lawyer to avoid legal problems, such as lawsuits citing discrimination, wrongful discharge, invasion of privacy and defamation, when implementing drug-free workplace policies, it may help to know some of the basic and most important clauses in laws governing drug-free workplace programs.
Americans with Disabilities Act [...]
Drug abuse is a serious problem not only for the person abusing drugs but also for the company he or she works in. Every employer must, therefore, work to address drug abuse in the workplace for the overall health of the concerned worker, other workers in the company, and the entire company as a whole.
Establishing a drug-free workplace program requires employers to take several necessary steps to ensure that the program will not only be effective but also away from possible legal challenges. So how do you do avoid legal problems when setting up a drug-free workplace program?
1. Study the many different Federal, State and local [...]
Setting up a drug-free workplace program is not an easy task. Aside from that there is no general outline that every other employer can just borrow, the circumstances may vary even after you have carefully evaluated your company’s unique needs. Add to that the complexity of the laws concerning drug testing in the [...]
Most drug testing programs only cover the detection of common drugs, such as cocaine (COC), marijuana (THC), opiates (OPI), methamphetamines (mAMP), amphetamines (AMP) and phencyclidine (PCP). However, with the changes in the way people abuse drugs and the types of drugs now commonly abused, using regular drug tests may not be enough. Here [...]
Starting a drug testing program in the workplace is one of the most significant steps in the global fight against substance abuse. Having drug-free workers ensures the quality of your product or service, as well as ensure the safety of all employees in your company. Starting a drug-free workplace program is [...]
The Ministry of Justice and Deputy Mayor of London Kit Malthouse is supporting a US-based pilot scheme to be implemented in London to discipline drinkers charged with serious alcohol-related offenses.
The 24/7 Sobriety Programme which is originally a concept patterned from South Dakota in the US will become an option in sentencing problem [...]
TruNarc, a new drug detection technology, has caught the attention of Quincy police, and they are hoping the test will be allowed in court.
TruNarc is a portable drug-detection device that can detect the presence of substances in a particular sample. Unlike current practices on detection of drugs and pharmaceutical compounds being done [...]
St. Michael’s High School, a private Catholic school in California, may soon be implementing a drug testing program that would require students to submit to drug tests in the fall.
Parents of students in grades 7 through 12 received an email message that states “St. Michael’s High School is considering implementing random [...]
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