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Blog posts in tag drug testing

Posted on 06/21/2017 at 01:30 PM by Russell Samson

2017 alcohol testing amendments to Iowa's private sector drug-testing statute

On May 9, 2017, then-Governor Terry Branstad signed Iowa Senate File 32, “An Act relating to private sector employ...

Posted on 06/07/2017 at 10:33 AM by Russell Samson

2017 amendments to Iowa's private sector drug-testing statute allow for testing hair samples of prospective employees only

On May 9, 2017, then-Governor Terry Branstad signed Senate File 32, “An Act relating to private sector employee dr...

Posted on 07/27/2016 at 10:29 AM by Russell Samson

Employers need requirements for immediate reporting of work-related injuries and post-accident drug-testing policies

On May 12, 2016, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration of the United States Department of Labor published in...

Posted on 05/11/2016 at 12:02 PM by Russell Samson

The critical role of an MRO in drug testing - Federal and Iowa

The unpublished May 3, 2016, decision of the United States Circuit Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit in Lisotto v....

Posted on 03/07/2016 at 07:24 AM by Russell Samson

Thoughts of Colorado's legalization of recreational marijuana leads to an Iowa drug testing reminder

Readers of Doonesbury and current event watchers  are aware that, by virtue of a ballot-initiative amendment to the...

Posted on 03/07/2016 at 07:24 AM by Russell Samson

Statute supercedes the written policy (part 2 of 3)

As noted in yesterday’s blog post, the S & J written drug testing policy asserts that employees who are “involved in...

Posted on 03/07/2016 at 07:23 AM by Russell Samson

Drug testing: Iowa Court of Appeals affirms strict compliance with state law required of employers (part 1 of 3)

The September 6, 2012, decision of the Iowa Court of Appeals in Skipton v. S & J Tube, Inc. contains some important...

Posted on 03/07/2016 at 07:23 AM by Melissa Schilling

Colorado Supreme Court: Employer's zero-tolerance drug policy trumps Colorado's medical marijuana law

Co-Authored with Russell L. Sampson and Jill R. Jensen-Welch For years, employers have struggled with the implications o...

Posted on 03/07/2016 at 07:23 AM by Russell Samson

A-Rod's Arbitration: A reminder for employers, in Iowa and elsewehere, about drug use in employment

On January 11, 2014, a three-arbitrator panel issued its opinion in a labor grievance filed by the Major League Baseball...
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