Employment Drug Testing
We provide convenient pre-employment drug screening and drug testing primarily through
Quest Diagnostics with thousands of offices located nationwide.
In Massachusetts, like most other states, if a legitimate purpose exists, employers may require applicants to take drug tests. Good idea to be sure your employee handbook reflects all company policies regarding drug testing.
Drug Testing for Massachusetts Employees
Employers must have a legitimate business purposes to ask for a drug test.
All testing must be made at a certified laboratory. The employee may request the name and address of the testing lab.
A collective bargaining agreement with contrary provisions may prohibit an employer from conducting preliminary drug screening of job applicants.
An employee who tests positive is entitled to a copy of the employers written drug testing policy, and a copy of the results.
The employee is also allowed to have the testing results confirmed independently at the the employees’ expense.
Moreover, the employer must notify the employee in writing of any adverse action planned as a result of the positive test
Time required for testing existing employees is considered compensable work time.
Costs for drug tests must be paid by the employer.
Employers may not discriminate by testing only certain groups of employees by race or gender for drug testing.
Nor, may they defame an employee by publicizing an employee’s positive test results.
ADA. An applicant who is taking medication for a disability is protected by the Americans With Disability act (ADA.)
Along with pre-employment drug screening, we also offer a complete menu of all other employment screening services from criminal records checks to instant state driving records. For a complete listing and description of the other pre-employment screening services we offer, please Click Here
Our Automated Employment Screening provides an applicant controlled process that allows FCRA compliant background check forms, and releases to be completed online by the applicant.
We provide several short videos to easily acquaint you with the system.
This really does make the background check process easy
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