The answer to that question is complicated. Read on to find out how to protect yourself or your company. Midge Seltzer Published 12:15 pm PDT, Monday, October 15, 2018 Photo: Jupiterimages | Getty Images Photo: Jupiterimages | Getty Images Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Photo: Jupiterimages | Getty Images Is Drug Testing Employees Required in Legal States? 1 / 1 Back to Gallery If your company drug tests employees, now is a good time to evaluate how the expanding legalized use of marijuana will impact your policies and your business. More employees will inevitably test positive for marijuana. By taking time to evaluate the consequences of this, you and your HR team will have strategies in place and be … [Read more...] about Is Drug Testing Employees Required in Legal States?
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Serena Williams spoke out on social media Tuesday night about the frequency with which she is selected for anti-doping tests. The 23-time Grand Slam champion had already been tested five times this year -- much more than any other top American women's tennis player, according to figures provided by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency database. "And it's that time of the day to get 'randomly' drug tested and only test Serena," Williams tweeted Tuesday night after she received another visit from a tester. "Out of all the players it's been proven I'm the one getting tested the most. Discrimination? I think so. At least I'll be keeping the sport clean." "But I'm ready to do whatever it takes to have a clean sport so bring it on," she said in a second tweet. "I'm excited." Deadspin reported that the five times Williams had been tested before her Tuesday tweets didn't include another attempt in June, when a doping control officer went to Williams' home while she wasn't there. … [Read more...] about Serena Williams, drug tested more than other top players this year, cites “discrimination”
The Associated Press Updated 9:03 am CDT, Wednesday, July 25, 2018 Photo: Tim Ireland, AP Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 Serena Williams of the United States is dejected after losing a point to Germany's Angelique Kerber during their women's singles final match at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships, in London, Saturday July 14, 2018. less Serena Williams of the United States is dejected after losing a point to Germany's Angelique Kerber during their women's singles final match at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships, in London, Saturday July 14, ... more Photo: Tim Ireland, AP Serena Williams slams latest drug testing: 'Discrimination? I think so' 1 / 1 Back to Gallery Serena Williams has complained on social media that it's "test Serena" time again as she once more hit out at the frequency with which … [Read more...] about Serena Williams slams latest drug testing: ‘Discrimination? I think so’
Juliet Linderman and Jonathan Lemire, Associated Press Updated 1:39 pm, Wednesday, April 11, 2018 Photo: Scott Bauer, AP Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 FILE - In this Jan. 30, 2018, file photo, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker speaks in Madison, Wis. The Trump administration is considering a plan that would allow states to require certain food stamp recipients to undergo drug testing, handing a win to conservatives who’ve long sought ways to curb safety net program. Walker sued the USDA in 2015 for blocking the state from drug testing adults applying for food stamps. A federal judge tossed the suit in 2016, but Walker renewed his request for permission later that year, after Donald Trump had won the presidency but before he took office. less FILE - In this Jan. 30, 2018, file photo, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker speaks in Madison, Wis. The Trump administration is considering a plan that would … [Read more...] about Drug testing plan considered for some food stamp recipients
Keri Hogan was about to become a police officer when she submitted a sample of her hair to the city of Boston for testing. The city, in turn, gave it to a company called Psychemedics, which washed the hair, dissolved it, and used gas chromatography and mass spectrometry—chemical analysis techniques—to check it twice over for evidence of cocaine. Hogan’s hair tested positive. Boston police officers whose hair tests positive for drugs usually have two options: admit their substance abuse problems and agree to a stint in rehabilitation, or relinquish their position. But Hogan, who finished her police training prior to 2005, says that she has never used cocaine; when she sent her hair to a private company for more testing, it came back negative. Now, she and nine other black police officers are suing the city of Boston, saying that the practice of testing hair for drugs is discriminatory. Because of the chemistry behind the test, they say, it unfairly targets dark hair. … [Read more...] about The Hairy Problem With Drug Testing