An employee claims his employer retaliated against him for collecting workers’ comp benefits. What did a court think about his claim?
Sixteen states now have medical marijuana laws. A Wal-Mart employee, fired after a positive post-injury drug test for marijuana, says his dismissal violated one of those state laws.
A worker injured himself on the job. The doctor told him to take a Darvocet for pain on the day of the injury. So why did a positive drug test for the Darvocet lead to the employee’s firing?
OK safety pros, here’s a one-question quiz: What’s the best way to keep workers’ comp costs down?
A worker at the Port of Oakland in California lost both her legs after being run over by a container lift that weighed several tons.
OSHA has issued a memo that it hopes will clear up some confusion over whether certain drug testing and safety incentive programs aren’t permitted under its 2016 recordkeeping regulation.
Did Kohl’s Department Stores violate its own policy regarding workers who have a medical marijuana license when it fired an employee?
When it comes to employee drug use, there’s good and bad news. The good news: The positive rate for the U.S. workforce has declined 74% from 1988 to 2012, according to Quest Diagnostics figures. The bad news: …
Availability of legal, recreational pot in Washington state is a big change. What hasn’t changed is employers’ ability to test their employees for marijuana use. Even so, employers should check their drug policies in light of the new pot law.
Is it time for your company to go beyond standard employee drug testing? A lawyer says the growing problem of prescription painkiller abuse in the U.S. makes expanded drug testing something companies should consider.
The Federal Commercial Driver’s License Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse has identified thousands of positive substance abuse tests of commercial drivers within its first two months of operation. Data collected through the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s clearinghouse turned up almost 8,000 positive drug and alcohol tests in its more than 650,000 registrants since Jan. 6. […]
Following a year-long investigation, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) shut down 26 bus companies, declaring them imminent hazards to public safety. It’s the largest single safety crackdown in the agency’s history.
It’s still relatively rare for safety infractions to result in criminal charges. The exception often involves making false statements to the government, as is the case here.
An employee was told since he wanted to file for workers’ comp, he had to take a drug test. He refused, and the company fired him. Was the firing retaliation for filing for workers’ comp?
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