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Video instructions and help with filling out and completing Are Form 843 Employers

Instructions and Help about Are Form 843 Employers

Music, welcome to our video blog series. My name is Tom Fuller and today we're gonna be talking about what happens if you fail a drug test. Joining us in our video today is Mr. Joe Riley, President of National Drug Screening. He's been in the industry since 1993 and has served as an expert witness. He's seen a lot of evolution of changes in laws, regulations, rules, and trends, and he's gonna share some of his expertise with us today. Thank you, Tom. - That's an interesting topic because just last year in workplace drug testing, there were more positive drug tests. More people failed a drug test than ever before. - Yeah, and that's a disturbing trend that's continued to go on, as well as the increasing number of workplace overdoses and things like that to go just above and beyond that. - So the first thing is, you know if someone does test positive, quite often employers don't know what to do. So how do they handle that from an employer's perspective if they get this positive result on their drug or alcohol tests? What would their steps be or what steps should they take? - Yeah, absolutely, Tom. Good question. So when someone fails a drug test, whether they are an applicant or a current employee, if it's an applicant, first off, we should not have tested them until we made an offer of employment. The offer of employment is conditional upon the passing of the drug test. So if the applicant fails the drug test, we withdraw the offer of employment, no questions asked, no second chances. - Now, if it's an existing employee that fails a drug test, we need to go back to our drug-free workplace policy. Now, if we don't have a policy, we've got a little...