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What can Employers Do When Employees are Legally Using Opioids?
Fortunately for employers, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has issued technical assistance documents that address issues concerning the employment provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, as it relates to the use of opioids by employees. Although not legally binding on the public, there is valuable information for emplo...
CDL Drivers and Prescription Medication
It’s okay for employees to take medication when properly prescribed by a licensed physician, right?  Yes.  But that doesn’t always mean they can still legally qualify to drive CMVs.  Florida employers should be aware that certain medications can disqualify a CDL driver.  And trust us on this …  the best time to find out that......
How to Handle an Employee Taking Prescription Narcotics (legally)
Many Americans are addicted to powerful narcotics to treat chronic pain.  According to HHS data, opioids were involved in 42,249 deaths in 2016, and opioid overdose deaths were five times higher in 2016 than in 1999.  In 2016, the prescribing rate had fallen to the lowest it had been in more than 10 years, but was......
Misuse of Prescription Medication Impacts 70% of Businesses
Itasca, IL – This month, the National Safety Council (NSC) released a survey showing that extent of opioid misuse in the United States, that should concern all business owners.  More than 70% of U.S. employers are feeling the direct impact of prescription drug misuse in their workplaces.  The NSC states that it is the first......
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