Oklahoma Pre Employment Drug Screening And Drug Testing
We provide convenient pre-employment drug screening and drug testing primarily through Quest Diagnosticswith thousands of offices located nationwide.
Please also note that all employment background check, drug screening, driving record and state release authorization forms are available in a PDF format file to our Automated Employment Screening Clients.
All of these FCRA compliant release documents may be e-mailed to the applicants and easily completed online.
In Oklahoma, Amended statutes, which took effect May 8, 2012.
Among other things. These changes in the drug screening laws now allow employers to test workers with negative performance patterns, excessive absenteeism or tardiness; test workers following a leave of absence or job reassignment; test whole groups or shifts of employees; test workers who, while at work, damage property of any value; and test independent contractors when there’s a contractual agreement to allow it.
In Oklahoma, last year there were 170,802 initial claims for unemployment insurance. Of these claims, 60,313 were protested by employers, including 44,912 for misconduct
Employers’ drug policies no longer must list specific drugs.
Policies now may state workers will be tested for “drugs and alcohol. Employers aren’t obliged to offer employee assistance programs to have a drug free workplace or to conduct drug testing.
As always, employers should take care to avoid:
Discrimination: Employers may not discriminate by testing only certain groups of employees by race or gender for drug testing.
Defamation: Nor, may they defame an employee by publicizing an employee’s positive test results.
ADA compliance: 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, including Electronic Chain-Of-custody forms and releases to be completed online by the applicant.
We provide several short videos to easily acquaint you with the system.
This makes the background check process fast and easy.