A comprehensive drug test is frequently a standard part of employment along with a background check. However, once on the job, employees, particularly in life-saving occupations, frequently are subject to random and on-the-spot screenings. This is the case in Boston, where two firefighters died on the job in 2007. Later it was found one had…

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Should you be clean to get on welfare? Lawmakers in Florida think so. A recent bill requiring drug tests for temporary welfare assistance in Florida passed through the state senate and house last week and may become law. Florida, however, isn’t alone in requiring drug tests for welfare recipients. We saw a similar instance nearly…

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