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Proof of Training Website Trust Seals Now Available for Students & Employers

If you have a website and DrugTestingCourses.com has trained you or your employees, then you will now be able to showcase your achievements for free using our trust seal. Simply install the badge of...

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Designated Employer Representative Training Course for United States Coast...

Easler Education, Inc., the online professional education company operating DrugTestingCourses.com has announced today that it has published the final course in its collection of Designated Employer...

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USDOJ Announces $225 Million Settlement In Illegal Opioid Promotion Scheme

In a collaboration of 14 state and federal agencies, the United States Department of Justice announced that it has reached a final settlement agreement on criminal and civil investigations of...

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The Belligerent Donor and the Unassuming Direct Observer

Joe was recruited to assist in a DOT direct observation urine specimen collection by the collector, Sally. She told Joe that he was supposed to “watch the urine leave the patient’s male anatomy.”...

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Can an Employee be Fired or Refused Employment for Using CBD in the United...

Laws and their interpretations regarding cannabidiol (CBD) and marijuana in the workplace are still emerging through statutes and case law across the United States. While there is a federal law...

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Un-Reasonable Suspicion: A Cautionary Tale for Program Administrators

Workplace disagreements are common. What is important is that employers establish clear and reasonable protocol and ensure that appropriate training and controls are implemented to prevent a monumental...

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LIKE NAILING JELL-O TO A WALL: WHY WORKPLACE MARIJUANA POLICY IS SO DIFFICULT...

There is a great deal of confusion across the country in both the private and public sector as the legislatures and courts figure out the best way to handle the call for the legalization of marijuana....

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DrugTestingCourses.com to Debut EaslerLMS E-Commerce Platform for the Drug &...

DrugTestingCourses.com, the leader in drug and alcohol testing training and education announced today that it will debut its new online platform at the 2019 Annual SAPAA (Substance Abuse Program...

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Are Toilet “Hats” Mandatory for DOT Urine Specimen Collections?

Toilet “hats” are collection devices which aid the donor in providing a urine specimen for testing. They fit on the rim of the toilet and most provide pre-printed measuring lines to aid the donor in...

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Mandatory Guidelines for Federal Workplace Drug Testing Programs – Oral/Fluid

Effective January 1, 2020, The Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS” or “Department”) has established scientific and technical guidelines for the inclusion of oral fluid specimens in the...

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Andrew David Easler Awarded Arcadier, Biggie & Wood Law Firm’s $1,000...

Andrew David Easler, a local resident of Melbourne, Florida has been named the recipient of the $1,000 scholarship offered by the ABW Law firm from among over fifty applicants nationwide. Maurice...

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Establishing Reasonable Suspicion: Are Anonymous Tips Enough?

The Fourth Amendment – a right recognized in the United States Constitution which allows the American people to be “secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches...

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Lessons on Reasonable Suspicion from Burnley and Skinner

Determining what is “reasonable” in establishing “reasonable suspicion” can be very difficult to pin-point. In Railway Labor Executives’ Association v. Burnley, after a two-year rulemaking process, the...

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Williams v. UPS, a Folly of Preemption in Reasonable Suspicion Testing

Do state drug testing regulations contradict federal regulations when it comes to reasonable suspicion drug tests? Be sure to look at exception clauses in the law. In the early 1980’s, fast and...

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How Many Trained Supervisors Does it Take to Order a DOT Reasonable Suspicion...

Is it necessary to have two supervisors observe the impaired conduct of your employees to establish enough reasonable suspicion to have them tested for drugs or alcohol? Does split specimen testing...

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How Can a Reasonable Suspicion Determination Lacking Sufficient Reasonable...

Can an employee’s voluntary consent to a drug test negate the statutory requirements to establish reasonable suspicion? In Poulos v. Pfizer, Inc. the court considered two issues, the first was whether...

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Good Faith Belief: What All Employers Should Know About Illinois Recreational...

In June of 2019, Illinois adopted the Illinois Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act which legalized the recreational use of marijuana.[1] This law became effective January 1, 2020 and employers are unsure...

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DOT OFFICE OF DRUG AND ALCOHOL POLICY AND COMPLIANCE NOTICE

The Agricultural Improvement Act of 2018, Pub. L. 115-334, (Farm Bill) removed hemp from the definition of marijuana under the Controlled Substances Act. Under the Farm Bill, hemp-derived products...

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Can an Employer Discharge a DOT-regulated Employee Solely Based on a Positive...

Is an employee who tests positive for any illegal substances automatically subject to termination? What constitutes a threat to public safety? In Eastern Associated Coal Corp. v. Mine Workers, James...

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Distinguishing Error-Correction Training from Refresher Training Under the...

There are three types of training required for DOT Urine Specimen Collectors, Breath Alcohol Technicians (BATs), and Screening Test Technicians (STTs) under the 49 C.F.R. § 40. Initial Training This is...

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