Federal and state laws allow employers to do drug testing at any time during the hiring process. Learn what you need to know about drug testing, and how it is affected by privacy laws and the ADA.
First, let me share some sobering statistics.…Every year, the Substance Abuse…and Mental Health Services Administration…publishes the National Survey on Drug Use and Health.…According to the 2015 survey,…approximately one in five young adults aged 18 to 25…were current drug users.…About 8% of adults aged 26 or older were chronic drug users…or about 17.1 million adults…with marijuana use and the abuse of pain-killing drugs…being the biggest culprits.…
The report also identifies both binge alcohol abuse…and heavy drinking as major problems.…Drugs and alcohol have a huge impact in the workplace…in terms of safety and productivity.…The greatest concern to employers are fatal accidents,…injuries, absenteeism, loss of productivity,…and third party liability exposures.…I would add to that list…the impacts of depression and suicide.…
As an HR representative or even manager,…you have an obligation to make sure employees…are safe at work and fit for duty.…This includes when hiring people…and managing them afterwards.…Let's discuss how to avoid drug and alcohol abuse…
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- How job descriptions matter when it comes to the law
- Offer letters, contracts, and agreements
- Questions you can't ask job applicants
- Test and assessment instruments
- Managing employee leave
- Harassment and discrimination laws
- Handling bullies in the workplace
- Employee discipline