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Arizona Court Requires Proof that Marijuana Test Results Indicate Impairment

April 05, 2019

Recently in the state of Arizona, a woman sued Wal-Mart for firing her after she tested positive for medical marijuana. February 2019 brought about an order on the case from a United States District Court. While the order was decided on the facts of the case, it was also influenced by the legal strategies employed Read More

New Report Finds Workplace Drug Use Is Increasing

March 05, 2019

A 2017 survey conducted by the National Safety Council found employee use of prescription drugs on the job had affected a majority of employers. The most significant effect was absenteeism or missed work (reported by 39 percent of respondents) followed by impaired or decreased job performance (reported by 29 percent) and safety concerns, such as Read More

Report: Americans Are Now More Likely To Die Of An Opioid Overdose Than On The Road

January 15, 2019

For the first time in U.S. history, a leading cause of deaths — vehicle crashes — has been surpassed in likelihood by opioid overdoses, according to a new report on preventable deaths from the National Safety Council. Click to read more… Read More

2019 DOT Random Testing Rates

January 04, 2019

With 2019 upon us, it’s time for employers to review and update their substance abuse testingprograms in order to stay compliant with state laws and federal regulations. For Department of Transportation (DOT) regulated employers, the start of a new year means that updates to random rates are needed. Although the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has Read More

Random testing rates for 2019

January 01, 2019

In the fourth quarter, U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) agencies and the U.S. Coast Guard publish their annual minimum drug and alcohol random testing rates for the next year. Federal employers must comply with any changes to the random rates beginning on January 1. Click to read… Random testing rates for 2019 Read More