In 1983 only six firms out of the Fortune 200 were testing their workers for drugs. By 1991, 196 of these companies were doing it. A study by the American Management Association found that about 60 percent of the firms that administer pre-employment drug tests also surprise current employees with random checks. While smaller employers are less likely to conduct drug testing, the trend is growing. Many employers who have used mandatory pre-employment testing argue that it weeds out serious drug users, because they can’t keep clean (even for the brief period necessary to wait for drug residues to pass through their bodies).
Most organizations still have much to learn and decide upon before the 2015 and 2016 deadlines. How is your organization using the time to prepare? What are your options… and what can you do now to minimize or avoid penalties? How can you estimate the amount of employer penalties to decide whether to offer health insurance in 2015 and beyond?...Click here to find out more.