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Encompass Compliance Corporation (ENCC) Accepted into NAPBS Affinity Program to Provide Risk Shield Services to NAPBS Members

August 17, 2017

Encompass Compliance Corporation (ENCC) Accepted into NAPBS Affinity Program to Provide Risk Shield Services to NAPBS MembersCHARLOTTE, NC--(August 17, 2017) – Encompass Compliance Corp. (OTC PINK: ENCC) Encompass Compliance Corp. has been accepted into the National Association of Professional Bac...
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Federal Court Dismisses Drug Testing Vendor

August 16, 2017

Federal Court Dismisses Drug Testing Vendor On August 10, 2017, the federal district Court of South Dakota summarily dismisses a third-party drug test vendor from a case.  (EEOC v. M. G. Oil Company d/b/a/ Happy Jack's, CIV. 16-4131).  The EEOC sued the employer for withdrawing its of...
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America’s Drinking Problem Is Much Worse This Century

August 11, 2017

America’s Drinking Problem Is Much Worse This CenturyAlcohol abuse has shot up since 2001, and the number of adults who binge weekly may top the population of Texas.By John TozziAugust 9, 2017, 8:00 AM PDTAmericans are drinking more than they used to, a troubling trend with potentially dire implic...
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Judge's Opinion: “Treat then Test!”

August 09, 2017

Judge's Opinion: “Treat then Test!” Seeking injury care after waiting 1.5 hours for BAT to arrive IS NOT A REFUSAL TO TEST.From the beginning of workplace drug testing in this country 40-plus years ago, advisors have stressed to employers that they should treat injuries before demanding post-inj...
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DATIA: 2017 Federal Custody & Control Form (including eCCF) now Approved

August 09, 2017

From the Drug & Alcohol Testing Industry Association (DATIA): The National Laboratory Certification Program (NLCP) has informed DATIA that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has approved the 2017 Federal Custody and Control Form (CCF).  The 2017 Federal CCF may be used as a pape...
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National Conference of State Legislatures Urges De-Scheduling Marijuana

August 08, 2017

By Marijuana Policy Project - August 7, 2017.BOSTON, MA, Aug. 7, 2017 – The National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) approved a resolution Monday urging that the Controlled Substances Act should be amended to remove marijuana from scheduling in order to give federally approved banks the ab...
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CT Federal Judge: Employers Cannot Discriminate Against Medical Marijuana User

August 08, 2017

A Connecticut Federal Judge has ruled (Tuesday, 8-08-17) that federal law does not preempt the anti-discrimination section of the states Palliative Use of Marijuana Act (Sec. 21a-408p(b)(3)), prohibiting an employer from refusing to hire or firing someone for using marijuana for medical purposes...
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FMCSA formally withdraws sleep apnea screening rule

August 07, 2017

A rulemaking meant to establish criteria and processes for instituting sleep apnea screening requirements for truck operators will officially be withdrawn on Monday, according to a notice issued Friday by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.A sleep apnea rule would give clarity to medica...
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U.S. Senator Cory Booker introduces bill to legalize pot nationwide

August 01, 2017

Several states have gone against federal law, legalizing marijuana for both medical and recreational use.Those states are raking up millions of dollars in taxes from the sale. Now, a new bill looks to legalize pot nationwide.New Jersey Senator Cory Booker has introduced the “Marijuana Justice Act....
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NFL offers to work with players’ union to study marijuana for pain management

August 01, 2017

IRVINE, Calif. — The NFL has written to the NFL Players Association offering to work in tandem to study the potential use of marijuana as a pain management tool for players, according to people familiar with the situation.It is the clearest indication to this point that the league may be willing t...
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