4 Best Practices for Addressing Medical Marijuana in Drug Testing Policies

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Organizations benefit from a sound drug-free workplace policy as it helps ensure a safe and productive work environment, minimizes liability and helps comply with federal, state and industry regulations. However, recently passed medical marijuana legislation can make creating or maintaining a drug testing policy a difficult task, especially when combined with the risk and safety […]

4 Factors Employers Need to Consider About Medical Marijuana

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State legislation regarding medical marijuana has created many gray areas for employers when creating drug free workplace policies and evaluating drug testing results. Even if an employer is not operating in one of the states that has legalized the use of medical marijuana, the issue is being debated in many state legislatures and could be […]

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DOT Issues Position on Medical Marijuana

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The US Department of Justice (DOJ) recently issued guidelines for Federal prosecutors in states that have enacted laws authorizing the use of “medical marijuana.” The DOJ guidance would seem to, at least partially, counter Department of Transportation (DOT) rules concerning the use of marijuana. It is very important that DOT regulated employers understand the DOT’s […]

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Best Practices for a Drug-Free Workplace Program

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Over the past decade, drug testing has become an important safety issue in the workplace. In a recent survey conducted by the American Management Association, 80% of companies indicated they test for drug usage by job candidates and/or current employees as part of the employment screening process. It is not only important that companies have […]

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The Hidden Costs of Workplace Substance Abuse

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Injuries on the job, and resulting workers compensation claims, along with high absenteeism and tardiness, are among the known costs associated with workplace substance abuse that drain corporate profits. Less well understood, however, are the many other hidden and indirect costs associated with substance abuse that can exact a far higher cost. As an employer, […]

Considering Medical Marijuana in Drug Testing Policies

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The issue of medical marijuana is making headlines and is a hot topic in many company employment screening policy discussions. Because regulations and state initiatives are changing, companies need to have clear policy statements to guide their hiring professionals and their employees. Testing for the use of illegal drugs has grown among company background screening […]