What You Need to Know About Workplace Drug Testing Related Legal Issues

No matter how careful you are as an employer, you still might find yourself on the business end of a lawsuit stemming from your drug testing program. This is the inherent risk involved in having a drug testing program in place. While these lawsuits can be problematic, having to deal with them is still a […]

Characteristics of Organizations with Drug Testing Programs / Organizations that Do Not Have Drug Testing Programs

Drug testing programs first appeared in the United States in the early 1970s, and the proportion of companies with these programs likely peaked in the mid-1990s. A drug testing program is a kind of program that has been adopted in workplaces to address substance abuse problems and the potential adverse consequences associated with them. Although […]

How Drug Tests Are Performed – Impact of Drug Testing Programs

The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) in collaboration with and commissioned by the Drug & Alcohol Testing Industry Association (DATIA) conducted a survey in March 2011 to obtain the opinions of human resources professionals about corporate drug testing. The survey revealed that some employers noticed an impact on employee productivity, absenteeism and workers compensation […]

Organizations with Drug Testing Programs

According to a March 2011 survey conducted by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) in collaboration with and commissioned by the Drug & Alcohol Testing Industry Association (DATIA), more than half of employers (57%) conduct drug tests on all job candidates, while only 29% do not conduct drug tests on any job candidates. The […]

UK Laws on Workplace Drug Testing

Unlike in the United States, the legal scope on drug testing at work in the United Kingdom is more lax. According to the 2004 report from the Independent Inquiry on Drug Testing at Work (IIDTW), facilitated by DrugScope and funded by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation and the Network of European Foundations, there is no direct […]

How Do Drug Courts Work? Terminology About Drug Courts in the USA

A Drug Court is a special type of court that is responsible for handling cases involving substance abuse offenders. It is an alternative approach of dealing with drug addicts. In a Drug Court, various service agencies converge and aim for the best possible results—to change the lives of these offenders for the better.

It is […]

Drug Testing for Giving Educational Scholarships: Advantages and Disadvantages

The price for a decent education increases every year, especially in good universities and colleges. This is why it makes perfect sense for diligent students to work hard to attain scholarships and grants to be able to pursue their education without having to worry about tuition. In the past, students only had to accomplish a […]

History Of DUI – How Driving Under The Influence Became Illegal In The US

Despite what many people think today, driving under the influence of alcohol has been against the law since people began driving cars with the first DUI arrest occurring in 1897. However, the fines for these offenses were lighter then and the driver often got away with a warning and paying a small ticket. An example […]

10 Famous Athletes Who Got Caught Abusing Steroids With a Steroid Test in 2009

It is common knowledge that steroids are a consistently abused device in the sports world. Acknowledging this, the level of drug and steroid testing conducted by professional sports organizations has increased tremendously in recent years in a concerted attempt to stop these athletes and prevent others from using these dangerous drugs. In 2009 there were […]

Drug Testing Cheats: How They Work and How to Catch Them

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