As marijuana laws vary from state to state, the rules for employee drug testing get more and more complicated. This guide offers resources on the parameters for marijuana drug testing laws in each state. Employers who hire across state lines face especially complicated issues. Businesses need to understand which state marijuana laws apply, when federal law takes precedence, and where marijuana testing is prohibited for employment purposes.
At the height of the shutdown, approximately 40 million Americans were out of work. With the economy in various stages of reopening, millions of employees are wondering if their employers will require them to get tested for the coronavirus in order to come back to work. Millions of others may be asked to test on an ongoing basis, even if they were never furloughed, because testing is far more widely available now. Can they do it?
As the economy reopens to a new reality of working in the midst of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, employers are facing the difficult choice of whether or not to test for COVID-19, and if so, which is the right test to administer. Companies have to learn the benefits and downsides of the two main types of coronavirus testing to understand which is applicable to their environment. The choice comes down to comparing the coronavirus antibody test, which can tell if a person had the infection previously, to the PCR test, which determines if a person currently has the actual disease.
Will the use of CBD products cause a person to fail a drug test for marijuana? All 50 states have now legalized the use of CBD oil, and there is a growing proliferation of products to choose from - but quality and compliance can vary widely. Learn about the differences between how drug tests pick up CBD vs. THC, and when things can go wrong.
In 2020, employment background checks are trending to increasing complexity, added controversy about screening social media behavior, and the need to ensure corporate compliance with important new laws that vary by state and sometimes even by city. Stay abreast of these changes to ensure your human resources policies are current and in the know.
The rise in remote work due to COVID-19 has impacted both drug use and drug testing. One study shows a 55% rise in alcohol consumption since work-from-home rose sharply due to widespread shutdowns. Work-from-home staff are facing a changed drug testing landscape. Here's what employers and employees should know about employment drug testing in a world of increased remote employment.