Publication Date

4-28-2010

Category

Housing/Neighborhoods

Abstract

New York State should pass laws that regulate pre-employment drug testing in order to maximize fairness, accuracy, and efficiency while recognizing employers’ needs to maintain a drug-free workplace. Drug testing, when done properly, is quite accurate and has standardized procedures to ensure fairness. A pre-employment drug test can be an effective way for an employer to check on factors influencing whether an applicant will be productive or continuously tardy or have attitude problems. While New York State already has strong laws regulating drug testing, additional laws should be passed to further the goal of maintaining a drug-free workplace and strengthen the efficiency of pre-employment drug testing.

Share

COinS