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Employees Returning from Layoffs or Furloughs: When Are Employers Required and/or Allowed to Administer Tests?

Posted by Melinda Page on Jun 16, 2020 10:07:31 AM
   


Employers are slowly easing back into a new normal. As they reopen their businesses and bring back staff laid off or furloughed during the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic, employers must make decisions about handling a large reentry of staff members. These decisions instill a sense of stability for employees, ensuring that safety and stability are at the forefront of company policies.
Employee recall can be complicated as some companies may need to recall employees at different times while others companies may be able to recall all furloughed and/or laid off employees. Much of employee recall depends on a company’s work demands and social distancing rules set in place. In any case, employers must evaluate these processes and how they are to be most efficiently handled.
Part of the recalling process is employers deciding whether the employer will have employee’s drug tested or not. When evaluating this issue, employers must consider their obligations under their agreements and policies in place.

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Topics: coronavirus, requirements for drug testing, employee drug testing, Drug free workplace, drug testing, Testing, COVID-19

The Importance of Reasonable Suspicion Training

Posted by Melinda Page on Jun 16, 2020 10:06:34 AM

The managers and supervisors in any workplace, particularly those belonging to the DOT industry, have to deal with numerous issues every day to maintain a productive and safe workplace. Most would agree that reasonable suspicion drug testing and screening is one of the most challenging responsibilities they face.

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Topics: requirements for drug testing, employee drug testing, Drug free workplace, drug testing, Reasonable suspicion testing, reasonable suspicion training program