Employer Drug and Alcohol Testing

Workplace Drug Testing in the Era of Legal Marijuana

February 12th, 2016

As marijuana laws begin to change across the country, it is critical that employers stay aware of how hiring and/or disciplinary measures are being handled in those states where medical and/or recreation marijuana amendments have been passed. ​This document, published by the Institute for Behavior and Health, Inc. in March 2015, outlines how marijuana is impacting
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Problem of Workplace Drug Abuse; Signs and Symptoms

February 12th, 2016

Problem of Workplace Drug Abuse Of all drug users, 68.9% are employed and active in the workplace, according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (SAMHSA). Additionally, 1/3 of all employees are aware of illegal sale of drugs in their workplace, according to the TN Department of Labor & Workforce Development. How Do Employers and Employees Suffer? Using drugs impairs decision-making abilities
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Study: Attorneys Have Higher Rates of Alcohol Abuse and Depression Than Other Professionals

February 10th, 2016

20.6% screened positive for hazardous, harmful, and potentially alcohol-dependent drinking. Does this surprise you or would you have guessed a different occupational group? Abstract: Objectives: Rates of substance use and other mental health concerns among attorneys are relatively unknown, despite the potential for harm that attorney impairment poses to the struggling individuals themselves, and to
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Marijuana Use and Its Impact on Workplace Safety and Productivity

February 10th, 2016

Despite the safety and productivity risks associated with marijuana use, the drug is increasingly seen as socially acceptable and its dangers may be marginalized. The number of people using marijuana in the United States is rising rapidly, and the impact of this increase is showing up at work. Drug testing services report more positive tests
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