Interesting Reads and Facts

The Bigger Picture What's New Interesting Reads and Facts War on Drugs vs. American Civilization WOD vs America Page 2 WOD vs America Page 3 WOD vs America Page 4 WOD vs America Page 5 WOD vs America Page 6 WOD vs America Page 7 Truth and Honest Debate are a Casualty Weed, Coke, and Heroin Speed, LSD, and Ectasy Common Sense is a Casualty Free Market Principles are a Casualty Social Order and International Peace A Threat to American Civilization A War on Liberty Self Ownership You Are Not My Daddy Making Good People Bad You Can't Deny Random Drug Testing Mandatory Drug Testing Statistics Are Wrong Statistics-  Page 2 Statistics-  Page 3 Take A Break War On Drugs

Drug testing in the workplace became legal when President Reagan signed "Executive Order 12564--Drug-free Federal workplace". In turn, that spawned the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988. Although both apply only to the workplaces of Federal employers, and Federal contractors and grantees, private-sector employers immediately followed the government's lead, because they legally could.

The Fifth Amendment

Guarantees the right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures. In other words, it prohibits searches and seizures of a person or his or her belongings, without first showing probable cause (strong suspicion that a crime was committed) and obtaining an explicit warrant granting permission to conduct a search or seizure. Also referred to as Amendment IV. The first 10 Amendments to the Constitution are collectively referred to as the Bill of Rights.

Kan. Kan. Gen.

Stat. Ann.


State government. Testing authorized of applicants for safetysensitive

jobs in state government after a job

offer has been made. Advertisements for safetysensitive

jobs must include notice of drug testing requirement.

Testing authorized of state employees holding safety-sensitive

jobs and individuals taking office as governor, lieutenant

governor, or attorney general, but only if there is reasonable

suspicion of substance abuse, as evidenced by a workplace

accident or medical emergency that could be attributed to drug

use, by direct observation of impaired performance, by

information that the employee is using drugs, or by physical

signs of on-the-job drug use. Employee testing positive for

the first time must have opportunity to undergo drug evaluation

and recommended treatment.

Confidentiality of test results.

So what is the deal here? The fed. government signs a bill giving the

go ahead with random testing. Then the state passes legislation 

protecting themselves from such testing. I guess if you work in the

private sector your privacy and rights are not as important as a gov.

employee .



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Here is a link to my new site, which is devoted to workplace testing.