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The 4 Fundamentals of an Effective Workplace Drug Policy

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To address the numerous changes that have taken place over the last several years regarding drug use in the United States, like new medical marijuana laws at the state level, many employers are taking a close look at their workplace drug policies. Such a review can help ensure that your organization’s drug free workplace policy […]

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Can Employers Test for Prescription Drugs?

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Many of today’s employers are concerned with the impact of prescription drugs on the workplace. After all, the use and abuse of prescription medications, like illicit drugs, can sometimes have negative effects on the workplace: increasing the potential for on-the-job accidents, impacting job performance, and providing a stronger impetus for workplace theft. In some cases, […]

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Do Employee Protections for Marijuana Use Exist Under the Law?

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Many employers in the United States are struggling to respond to an ever-changing legal framework surrounding marijuana use. As more state populations and legislatures consider and approve the medical—and, in the case of Colorado and Washington, the recreational—use of marijuana, the fundamental question for many organizations is: do we need to accommodate our employees’ ability […]

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Employers Continue to Realize the Importance of Drug Testing

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Drug and alcohol testing continue to be a critical part of the hiring process for most employers, as found by HireRight’s recently released 2013 Employment Screening Benchmarking Report. For the second year in a row, 78% of the organizations surveyed reported performing drug and alcohol tests on their workforce, an impressive increase from just 69% […]

Colorado’s Marijuana “Legalization” Amendment Task Force OKs Recommendation to Permit Employers to Terminate Employees for Off-Duty Marijuana Use

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By Chris Leh On February 5, 2013, a task force convened by Colorado’s governor to address issues arising out of Amendment 64, a state constitutional amendment that purports to legalize the recreational use of marijuana by adults in Colorado, recommended that “employers may maintain, create new, or modify existing policies in response to the passage” of the […]

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5 Factors to Look for in a Drug Screening Provider

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According to the 2012 HireRight Employment Screening Benchmarking Report, 78 percent of respondents currently conduct drug testing on some portion of their workforce. In addition, to regulatory requirements, many employers adopt drug screening programs to mitigate the risk of hiring substance users and abusers who pose a risk to their organizations in the forms of […]