The construction industry is laden with problems, and many of these problems involve deadlines, deadlines, deadlines. Getting projects completed right and on time is always a priority and a concern. Getting it done can require long hours, which is consistent with construction work overall — it’s simply a physically demanding, stressful, and dangerous work environment. Read more »
Drug Free Workplace
Can You Still Be Drug Tested in States with Legal Marijuana?
If your state’s decision to legalize medical marijuana, recreational pot, or both has encouraged you to believe you’re now protected from employment drug testing—not to mention its potentially unpleasant economic consequences—think again. Even though you might be “legally” allowed on the state level to grow, smoke, or eat marijuana, it’s still illegal on the federal level. Here’s the Read more »
5 Ways to Get a Positive ROI on Your Drug Testing Program
If you’ve established a drug testing program at your company, or plan to do so in the near future, congratulations! You’ve taken that all-important first step toward earning a positive return on your investment. That initial return will quickly show itself. Being able to hire drug-free employees will mean you’ll be more productive, have less Read more »
How Does Alcohol Abuse Damage Workplace Morale?
High workplace morale is often tied to higher productivity, a greater sense of employee pride in their work and less turnover. The emotional and mental condition in a work setting can be one that fosters the ability to weather stressful stretches and hardships. It makes sense, then, to curate that setting carefully. There are many Read more »
Yes, Employers Can Fire You for “Legal” Marijuana
Medical marijuana is now “legal” in 18 states with Washington, Colorado, and the District of Columbia allowing some form of recreational use. While you may think you’re clear of trouble if you choose to use “legal” marijuana, it may not be as safe as you think; your employer still has the right to fire you! Zero-tolerance Read more »
How Effective is Workplace Drug Testing?
An increasing number of companies are randomly testing employees for illicit drug use in the U.S. In fact, 9.1 million urine tests were conducted last year in the country for employers by Quest Diagnostics and almost 350,000 results indicated drug use. The drug of choice, in most cases, was marijuana, painkillers and amphetamines. Issues with Read more »