Many employers are starting to implement workplace drug testing programs, but are they really necessary? If the results of a number of studies are to be believed, the answer to that question is a big yes. Here are some of the reasons why workplace drug testing is necessary.Read More
Another teenager has died of suspected reaction to ecstasy at a dance party at Sydney Olympic Park on Saturday, says Rachel Olding in a report for The Sydney Morning Herald. (more…)Read More
The Fair Work Commission (FWC) has upheld the decision of a mining company to terminate the employment of a female employee after testing positive for methylamphetamine on a mine site and potentially putting herself and her co-employees at risk.Read More
Drug abuse in the workplace is a growing problem for many employers. Studies conducted about the issue may vary in their results, but they are one in saying that most illicit drug users are actually employed. With so many employed drug users, consequences abound for both employers and employees. Drugs and the workplace certainly don’t match, and here are some of the reasons why.Read More
The Fair Work Commission (FWC) has ruled that the dismissal of a NSW car salesman for cocaine use at work and influencing a co-worker to do it with him was not unjust, unreasonable or harsh, says Kirsten Robb in a report for Smart Company. (more…)Read More
It is but normal for employers to become increasingly concerned about the growing incidences of substance abuse in the workplace. Many employers, however, have decided to take action instead of worrying about it. They developed drug policies for their companies, with most of them instituting drug tests in the workplace in accordance with those policies.
The question is, are drug tests effective? Are these drug testing programs effective in deterring current and potential employees from using marijuana, cocaine, and other drugs? The answer is a resounding yes.Read More