trust & Safety
Why Pre-Employment & Employment Drug Screenings Are Necessary
Drug screening for the presence of prescription and illicit drugs helps employers maintain a safer, more productive workplace and:
- Decreases employee absenteeism and turnover
- Reduces risk of accidents and injuries
- Prevents drug use on the job
- Identifies drug use early by employees
- Lowers workers’ compensation rates
What Is Employment Drug Screening?
The purpose of drug testing is to determine if controlled substances are present in a person’s body.
Drug screening provides evidence of recent use of specific prescription and illicit drugs, but does not measure the specific amount of drug present.
GoodHire offers multiple options for pre-employment and employment drug screening for companies of all sizes.
GoodHire’s Employment Drug Testing Suite
GoodHire’s drug screening offerings are designed to meet your company policy and drug-free workplace obligations (for non-DOT drug testing programs), while helping you maintain compliance with applicable regulations. Lab-based urine tests are available with multiple panel options. Lab results are verified by Medical Review Officers (MROs) for highest accuracy.
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What You Need To Know To Perform
Employment Drug Testing
Employers using a Consumer Reporting Agency (CRA), like GoodHire, to run background checks to assess candidates and employees must comply with the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) and various laws, agencies, and regulations that govern employment screening. When running a drug screening program, it’s also important to:
Create & Follow A Company Drug Testing Policy
Drug testing must be administered fairly and consistently. Candidates seeking employment can be tested as a condition of employment, but all incoming employees must be tested and no one may be singled out.
Check Your State’s Laws
Some states have imposed limitations on pre-employment drug testing. For example, California allows a drug test only after the applicant has received an offer of employment conditioned on passing the test. In other states, employers that drug test may be required to provide written notice or indicate in their job postings that testing is required. Check your state’s laws.
Be Proactive About Compliance
Always consult with your legal counsel if you have questions about drug tests as part of your employment screening program.
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