Announced just weeks ago the Federal Transit Administration will increase the minimum rate of random drug testing from 25 percent to 50 percent. This change will become effective January 1, 2019. The random alcohol testing rate will remain at 10 percent. This only applies to the FTA Agency. Please discuss with your Minert &...Read more
Different trade releases and delays have been in the news concerning OSHA Regulations but the one with the most implications on Workplace Drug Policies has taken begun. One OSHA article sites Jan 1 2017 as the effective date which appears they are giving until the beginning of January for companies to adjust their practices, if...Read more
The final rule requires motor carriers, medical review officers, third-party administrators, and substance abuse professionals to report information about drivers who:Read more
- Test positive for drugs or alcohol;
- Refuse drug and alcohol testing; and
- Undergo the return-to-duty drug and alcohol rehabilitation process.
A Sioux Falls casino owner sued for disability discrimination says it denied a job to a woman who failed a drug screening because its testing agency failed to check if her painkiller prescription was valid. M.G. Oil counter-sued TestPoint Paramedical last week, saying its failure to follow-up is the reason for the federal lawsuit. The Equal Opportunity Employment...Read more