March 17th, 2018
As an employer or human resources representative, you have the right to require employees come to work sober and unimpaired as outlined in your Workplace Drug & Alcohol Policy. Within that right, you have the ability to test employees for drugs and alcohol if you suspect they are under the influence while on the job. […]
February 28th, 2018
When a person becomes addicted to drugs, it could cost them everything. They might lose the stability of their job, the support of their family, the comfort of their home, their health and ultimately their life. The costs of drug addiction are exponential, as they ripple out from users to affect their families, workplaces and […]
February 23rd, 2018
The California State Legislature, which has long been a leader among states in decriminalizing marijuana, is facing another vote that would further normalize the use of cannabis among its citizens. If the bill is successful, it will directly affect the employment practices of every business in the state.
February 12th, 2018
When employers think about drug testing, it can be easy to assume it’s a simple chain of events. Regardless of the reason for the test; however, it’s important to understand the chain of events that is set in motion when you hand an employee a cup and point them toward the bathroom door.
February 02nd, 2018
The U.S. government’s rocky relationship with marijuana law is nothing new, beginning with the Marijuana Tax Act of 1937, through the restriction of the Nixon administration, and up to what’s now a steady flow of state legalization. Marijuana was susceptible to some ambiguous tax and regulatory law in the first half of the 20th century before being […]
January 30th, 2018
DOT Testing Panel Expanded: Four Synthetic Opioids Added According to the final rule published by the Department of Transportation (DOT) on November 13, 2017, hydrocodone, hydromorphone, oxymorphone and oxycodone were added to the DOT Drug Testing Program Regulation and appeared as part of its drug testing panel effective January 1, 2018. The decision was based […]