Drug Testing in the Workplace

Drug testing has become a regular part of the screening process for many different jobs. In some professions, specifically those in the safety-industry, namely transportation, law enforcement, or any job that requires you to drive on company time, the employer can ask for random drug tests at any time without notice. According to a recent study, about 71% of employers conducted some form of pre-screening drug tests before hiring an employee. Only 29% responded that they had absolutely no drug testing done prior to hiring an employee, or during their employment.  Because drug screening is such a regular part of the employment process, it is necessary to know your rights, as a potential employee when it comes to drug testing.

What are the Rules Regarding Pre-screening Drug Tests?

Specific rules and regulations for drug testing may vary from state to state, but the majority of states agree t…

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