Use of Hair for Drug Testing Gaining Momentum by Transportation Companies

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A recent Psychemedics blog post highlights the increasing acceptance among large motor carriers for performing hair testing as an additional drug detection method for regulated drivers to supplement the drug tests that are conducted in accordance with Department of Transportation regulations. HireRightHireRight is a leading provider of on-demand employment background checks, drug and health screening, […]

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Employers Beware: The Gray Areas in Medical Marijuana Testing

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Medical marijuana has been legalized in more than a dozen states and is being debated in additional state legislatures nationwide. As a result, organizations are becoming exposed to an increasing number of employees and contingent workers that could be under the influence or using medical marijuana while on the job, putting the safety of the […]

Court Upholds ADA Compliance of One Strike Drug & Alcohol Policy

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A recent opinion by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit clarifies employer liability under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) where the employer maintains a lifetime ban on employing individuals that fail a pre-employment drug and alcohol test. In the case, Lopez v. Pacific Maritime Association, the plaintiff challenged a union’s one-strike […]