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Andrew David Easler Awarded Arcadier, Biggie & Wood Law Firm’s $1,000 Scholarship
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 Arcadier, Partner of Arcadier, Biggie & Wood says, “We are proud to see the emergence of high-quality law students who are devoted to the furtherance of
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 Mandatory Guidelines for Federal Workplace Drug Testing Programs (Guidelines). The Mandatory Guidelines for Federal Workplace Drug Testing Programs using Oral Fluid (OFMG) will allow federal executive
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 determining whether she has provided a sufficient specimen for testing. Individuals with limited range of motion and those who are
DrugTestingCourses.com to Debut EaslerLMS E-Commerce Platform for the Drug & Alcohol Testing Industry at the 2019 SAPAA Annual Conference in Philadelphia
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 Administrators Association) Conference taking place from September 16-19, 2019 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Philadelphia Center City, 237 S. Broad St., Philadelphia, PA 19107. The
LIKE NAILING JELL-O TO A WALL: WHY WORKPLACE MARIJUANA POLICY IS SO DIFFICULT TO NAIL DOWN
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. Some companies are removing marijuana and its metabolites from their policy altogether, some companies are switching modalities (from urine
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 escalation like that involved in the federal case Hudson v. City of Riviera Beach. In the case, the multi-media specialist for the City of Riviera Beach and
Can an Employee be Fired or Refused Employment for Using CBD in the United States?
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 protecting employees from discrimination based on their medical conditions and their resulting prescriptions (Americans with Disabilities Act), the ADA has not yet been interpreted federally
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.” However, during the process, Bill, the employee was belligerent and difficult. When Bill and Joe were alone in the bathroom, Bill filled
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 pharmaceutical manufacturer, Insys Therapeutics. The investigation covered activity starting as early as August of 2012, the same year Insys was approved for the use of
Designated Employer Representative Training Course for United States Coast Guard (USCG) Regulated Employers Now Available at DrugTestingCourses.com
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 Representative (DER) courses for federally-regulated employers. To protect the public at large, Congress mandates that all employers operating with employees in safety-sensitive, transportation-related functions abide by certain federal drug