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Workforce drug positive rate highest in a decade

Recent statistics show, while the U.S. may be making strides in the opioid epidemic, usage for some illegal drugs has gone up.  [Read more…]

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Court upholds firing of employee who tested positive for cocaine

In a random drug test, an employee in a safety-sensitive position tested positive for cocaine. When he was fired, he filed a lawsuit against his employer arguing his job wasn’t safety-sensitive. How did a court rule?  [Read more…]

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Positive test for alcohol, cocaine and pot, but still got comp

An employee says while he was working on a roof, he stood up to brush off some ants when he fell through the roof, suffering serious injuries. Blood and urine tests came back positive for alcohol and illegal drugs. Why did he get workers’ comp?

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Why does he get workers’ comp after failing drug test?

An employer refused to pay for an employee’s medical treatment after a post-accident drug screen detected two substances in his system. So why did a court recently rule that the employee should get workers’ comp benefits?  [Read more…]

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Top 9 states for methamphetamine use

Last decade, positive drug tests among U.S. workers for methamphetamine had started to drop. That trend may be reversing, with positive rates dramatically higher in some states compared to others. [Read more…]

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