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Worker Who Tested Positive for Cocaine Use in Injury Probe Entitled to Back pay, Fees: Court

September 12, 2012
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The decision in Amanda Skipton v. S & J Tube Inc. upholds a 2011 district court finding that S&J failed to follow Iowa law permitting an employer to conduct a drug test when investigating workplace accidents that lead to injuries.
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Q&A With Jay Krueger: Evaluating Medical Marijuana Policies

June 7, 2012
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Jay Krueger is chief strategy and client services officer at PMSI Inc., providing overall strategic direction for the Tampa, Florida-based provider of pharmacy benefit management services, medical equipment, home health care and case settlement services. In a recent interview with Workforce Management sister publication Business Insurance senior editor Roberto Ceniceros, Krueger said the evaluation of medical marijuana as a way to alleviate pain warrants that employers consider their policies on the issue.
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State Reduces Opioid Prescriptions in Workers' Comp Cases

October 6, 2011
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The state guidelines are called for because workers with relatively minor workplace injuries are ending up addicted or dying from overdoses.
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Dear Workforce How Do I Handle an Employee's Drinking Problem?

September 7, 2011
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How do I approach a new employee that I suspect may be drinking prior to arriving at work?
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