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Court Finds that Random Alcohol Tests Don't Always Violate the ADA

Whoa. A federal judge in Pennsylvania held this week that U.S. Steel had the right under the Americans with Disabilities Act to conduct random alcohol tests on probationary employees at a coke plant , granting summary judgment to the company in a class action that had been filed by the Equal...

Best Practices for Workplace Drug and Alcohol Testing

CNBC ® reports : “Showing up to work high? You’re not alone.” According to a survey conducted by Mashable.com, 9.7% of Americans smoke marijuana before going to work. What’s more, of the 534 workers surveyed who admitted to pre-job smoking, almost 81% got their weed on the...

When Might Firing A Medicinal Marijuana User Be Discriminatory?

Ok. Let’s assume that I’m looking to fill another Blogprentice position here at the Bloggerdome. [ FYI – The Blogprentice’s job is to massage my scalp during those brief periods of writer’s block or when I get the vapors, rub my feet at all other times, plus whatever...

Probability, Manipulation, and Random Drug Testing

Is that “random” drug test selection really random? Many employers — particularly, those in the transportation industry — use third party vendors to do the random selections for federally mandated drug and alcohol tests. I think it’s a great idea, because it prevents...