The goal of any company is to be able to provide quality service to its clients. One of the factors that could make this possible is by having a carefully thought of plan on how to deliver their services in a way that the employees would be encouraged and become more productive. Productivity is affected […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Cocaine is one of the most commonly abused stimulants in the United States. Although this type of drug is an ingredient in some prescription medicines that are prescribed by doctors to cure respiratory diseases, they are smuggled furtively among youngsters at schools and along the streets. The many ways on how cocaine is abused are […]
Drug testing results can make or break your future. This is particularly true if you are an offender under probation or parole. The court usually sets certain conditions that should be strictly followed by an offender under probation or parole including adherence to curfews, non-possession of firearms, employment and non-intake of alcoholic beverages and drugs.
Drug misuse is an on-going problem of our society; and unfortunately, many of the drug users are part of the workforce. In the United Kingdom, drug testing can be legally performed by an employer during the pre-employment stage and/or for random testing of current employees. However, statistics show that only a small percentage of UK […]
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 […]
Workplace drug testing is something that is a much-debated topic especially in the UK. Up until today, there is really no clear legislation concerning this particular issue. Many union members are opposed to giving companies, their employers, the power to conduct drug screening in the workplace, whether it is random or scheduled.
Employees must be aware of the ins and outs of the company or the company they are planning working with. This includes their privilege to workers’ compensation insurance and the right of the company to conduct a workplace drug testing.
Workers’ compensation covers the employee’s losses caused by injuries at work. Depending on the company, […]