Saliva Based Drug Testing: What It Can Offer Your Business

Is Saliva Based Drug Testing Right For Your Business? Drug testing is common among employers today. Over half of United States employers require a drug test prior to employment, and many employers conduct drug testing after the initial hire as well. There are many ways to test an employee for drugs, including blood, oral fluid…

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Why Pre-employment Physicals are Important for Workplaces

Why Pre-employment Physicals? Most employers screen new applicants with background checks and drug screens. After all, this is a necessity in the modern workplace to enforce high workplace standards. But if employers knew that there was another way to ensure cost savings and quality employees, wouldn’t they do it? In short: further employee screening does…

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CBD Users Want To Know If They Will Pass A Drug Test?

CBD Use Raises Questions With the nationwide rise in popularity of cannabidiol (also known as CBD) products, many consumers are concerned that they may not pass a drug test, placing them in jeopardy of losing their job or even losing their child to social service agencies.   Before we can answer the simple question of…

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Divorce and Child Custody Drug & Alcohol Testing

Creating Drug & Alcohol Testing Agreements In Divorce & Child Custody Situations When drug or alcohol abuse is alleged in a divorce situation involving children, demands for testing are usually made as part of any divorce and custody agreement. Crafting a solid agreement regarding drug and alcohol testing for divorcing parents is critical to the…

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Hiring In This Economy?

Hiring In This Economy? Don’t Skip The Drug Test & Background Check!   As the local, regional and national economy continues to grow, unemployment rates are at an all time low causing problems for some businesses. Getting applications to fill open positions is not the problem – there are plenty of people looking for jobs…

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DRUG TESTING AND THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT (ADA)

DRUG TESTING AND THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT (ADA) One law that often comes into play when an employer’s drug screening practices are challenged is the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). There are two recent developments in ADA case law that employers should be aware of: Drug screening is likely not a prohibited pre-offer medical inquiry…

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Cocaine Use On The Rise Again

  Cocaine Use on the Rise Again The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) reports overdose-related deaths from cocaine is second only to opioids. However, cocaine’s toll on the general public receives little attention. This is largely due to the lack of remedies for the person addicted to the drug. Unlike opioids, there is no naloxone (narcan),…

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Schools Conducting Drug and Alcohol Testing

Drug and Alcohol Testing In Schools The use of illicit drugs and alcohol interferes with the student’s ability to learn and is often found to be a disruption to teachers and other students. Schools, both public and private, continue to investigate the benefits of randomly testing students for drug and alcohol use. Following models established…

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Construction Workers Getting Higher

CONSTRUCTION COMPANIES ON THE RISE – SO IS SUBSTANCE ABUSE Construction and building is booming in the United States for the most part. This is true in one of the fastest growing areas of our country – Myrtle Beach, SC. Population growth is exploding in South Carolina and much of it is happening in the…

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