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  • Supporting Employee Wellness During the COVID-19 Pandemic and Beyond

    (June 10, 2020)

    (June 2020) The last two and a half months have been a giant roller coaster ride, and not a fun one. Employers have had to reexamine everything about their business – how to comply with ever-changing government guidelines, how to keep their employees safe and healthy and, most critically, how to keep the lights on. […]

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  • Social Media Post: Reasonable Suspicion?

    (May 13, 2020)

    (May 2020) Real Life Incidents: Working Partners® Consortium members receive phone support and consultation about drug-free workplace (DFWP) issues – a benefit we term “troubleshooting.” Here is a brief description of a troubleshoot and our response/suggestions. Question/Situation Laura, a new Program Administrator, called indicating she had quite a concerning scenario involving two employees, Dawn and Amy. Dawn […]

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  • Make Sure Your Drug-Free Policy Is Current with These Questions

    (March 12, 2020)

    (March 2020) How useful is a policy when it’s just sitting on a shelf? Or if it’s outdated or simply not followed? Not very. Your drug-free workplace policy shouldn’t just take up space in an office (or on your computer).  Instead, it’s meant to be a road map to guide any decisions you make regarding […]

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  • Is Possession Legal

    Is Possession a Violation?

    (February 14, 2020)

    (February 2020) Real Life Incidents: Working Partners® Consortium members receive phone support and consultation about drug-free workplace (DFWP) issues – a benefit we term “troubleshooting.” Here is a brief description of a troubleshoot and our response/suggestions. Question/Situation Steve*, a concerned DFWP-trained supervisor, called us the day after an incident with his employee, Bill*. During a morning meeting the […]

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