Pennsylvania Pre Employment Drug Screening And Drug Testing
We provide convenient pre-employment drug screening and drug testing
primarily through Quest Diagnostics with thousands of offices located nationwide.
Pennsylvania has no laws regulating employment drug screening.
Therefore, employers may make drug screening a part of the hiring process.
However, in order to encourage a drug free workplace, Pennsylvania has established the Drug Free Pennsylvania program.
Employers may receive premium workers’ compensation discount in accordance with the f9ollowing schedule.discounts :
A. a Drug and Alcohol Testing component (1% discount).
B. a 3-session Employment Assistance Program (1% discount)
C Employee Training (1% discount)
D SWIF Premium Discount Program includes Policy Development (2 percent discount)
E. Supervisory Training (1% discount)
Evading or causing deceitful results in a test for drugs constitutes a third degree misdemeanor in Pennsylvania.
Employee misconduct and Unemployment benefits:
A refusal to undergo testing or a positive drug test or testing positiv for controlled substances, as required by the employer’s established substance abuse policy, is classified as “misconduct”.
The employee is therefore ineligible for compensation with regards to claims for unemployment benefits.
Moreover, the employee may receive no workers’ compensation benefits compensation for injury or death caused by the employee’s violation of the law including the illegal use of drugs or alcohol intoxication.
The burden of proof is on the employer.
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.)
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 makes the background check process easy
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