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Drug Testing in the Workplace – FWA Full Bench Declares HOW it Can be Done

Recent Fair Work Australia determinations have reiterated that even compulsory testing is a reasonable employer instruction in response to the risks to employee safety posed by drug and alcohol use.

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Newer tests proven to cut cheating on drug testing

To watch or not to watch: That used to be the question when it came to collecting urine samples for drug testing. That problem may be eliminated with newer screening tests, according to Quest Diagnostics, which has released new data on positive rates for applicants and workers.

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Justices Consider Definition of Supervisor in Job Discrimination Case

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court heard arguments on Monday about who counts as a supervisor under a federal employment discrimination law. The court also issued orders clearing the way for further challenges to aspects of President Obama’s health care lawand rejecting an appeal concerning the insanity defense.

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Synthetic Cannabis Detection for Workplace Drug Testing

Detection for synthetic cannabis amongst the workforce can now be accurately tested in New Zealand workplaces, says the NZ Drug Detection Agency’s chief executive Chris Hilson.

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Workplace drug testing

WASHINGTON, May 29, 2012 – Employment drug testing laws affect job applicants, those employed, and employers. You should be familiar with drug testing laws to assure your rights are protected and to avoid liability.

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Drug Testing In The Workplace Is A Good Thing, Right?

We never liked working next to people that did drugs. This may be a bit of an over generalization on our part, but we always felt if someone was willing to break the law to get high, what would they do on the job? Studies have shown that smoking pot, for instance, means a person may not be as industrious on the job, as well asaffecting memory, attention and learning skills for weeks.

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People with disabilities prove value in workforce, expert says

Life’s Work of Western PA’s CEO Everett McElveen (left) and speaker Dana LaMon share a laugh Wednesday Oct. 24, 2012 before LaMon, a retired administrative law judge and professional speaker gave his address at an event hosted by Life’sWork of Western PA at the Rivers Casino on the North Side to raise awareness and educate employers on the benefits of hiring workers with disabilities.

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Fifth Circuit Rules for the EEOC in Age and Disability Discrimination Lawsuit

HOUSTON – In a unanimous decision issued on Friday, July 26, 2013, the U. S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit reversed a Beaumont, Texas, trial court judge’s grant of summary judgment in favor of DynMcDermott Petroleum Operations Company (DM), a federal contractor, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced. The EEOC had sued the company, alleging that it discriminated against an applicant on the basis of age and disability.

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