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What's the difference between a 5 panel and 10 panel drug test?

Basic 5 – Panel Urine Lab Test Amphetamines Cocaine Metabolites Marijuana Metabolites (THC) Opiates Phencyclidine (PCP) Basic 10 – Panel Urine Lab Test Amphetamines Cocaine Metabolites Marijuana Metabolites (THC) Opiates Phencyclidine (PCP) Barbiturates Benzodiazepines Methadone Methaqualone Propoxyphene There isn’t really a universal definition of a panel drug test, however. Many organizations will implement a 4 panel…

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23.9 million Americans are currently drug users, according to new report

National Survey on Drug Use and Health was released last month, and provides a valuable insight into how prominent and consequential drug use in American workplaces may be. This annual report provides a comprehensive look at the current state of substance abuse by surveying approximately 70,000 people throughout the country. The report contains information on…

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Drug testing guidelines issued to Colo. employers after Amendment 64

drug testing employees. To help businesses understand the legalities, Mountain State Employers Council has developed a guideline for employers to help them develop policies about Amendment 64, something local Chamber of Commerce leaders say will be helpful for employers. “We have a lot of employers who have a lot of questions about this because it’s…

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UK teachers strike over random drug testing policy

Teachers at an independent special school in the UK are on strike after one of them was asked to take a random drugs test. Eleven teachers at the Alderwasley Hall School, which is a residential centre as well as a school, took action last week. Their union, the NASUWT, says one teacher was suspended after…

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Florida welfare drug testing law heads to appeals court

drug test, and the ultimate outcome could affect similar efforts in other states. Florida’s law, adopted in 2011, required welfare applicants to pay for and pass a drug test to receive benefits. It was in effect from July through October last year before it was temporarily blocked by a federal judge who said welfare drug testing…

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Drug testing for jobs: Employer's guide

employment screening policy. Drug testing prior to an employee starting an employment contract reassures company management that their workforce is sober, and will be a productive and effective team. But employers might be asking, why drug test employees? Why not follow your gut instinct, or rely on the interview to cast judgement? Well, in truth,…

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Increased drug screening implies economic recovery

“Employers are beginning to hire again,” said Gordon Basichis, Co-Founder of the Corra Group. “[Employment screening businesses] are seeing increased orders as well as inquiries from new or prospective clients who…are up and running and wishing to streamline their employment screening process.” “We are seeing more requests for drug tests” said Basichis. “Even with companies where…

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New payroll tax deal would increase drug screening

84 percent of employers required new hires to pass a drug test. Federal law currently does not allow states to deny benefits for reasons other than misconduct, fraud or disqualifying earnings – so this move is a significant one. I’m glad that it’s in there,” Rep. Jack Kingston (R-Ga.) told HuffPost in an interview. Kingston was…

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Tennessee wants drug testing for all who receive benefits

drug testing for welfare recipients. But it doesn’t stop there. He also said tentatively that it’s “fine with me” if corporate executives whose businesses are awarded millions of dollars in state taxpayer cash as incentives to create jobs in Tennessee are subjected to the same drug tests as the recipients of welfare and food stamps…

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