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U.S. Drug-Testing Rules Do Not Translate Overseas

12.8.14

Danielle Urban’s article “U.S. Drug-Testing Rules Do Not Translate Overseas” was featured on SHRM Online on December 8, 2014.

Many U.S.-based employers perform pre-employment, post-accident or random drug testing. With some exceptions, they are generally permitted wide latitude in deciding when to conduct such tests. But the U.S. attitude toward drug testing does not necessarily translate to other countries, where there may be different attitudes toward employee privacy, in particular. U.S.-based employers can run into trouble when attempting to impose those same testing requirements on a foreign division or subsidiary.

In the article, Danielle provides some common-sense protections regarding drug and alcohol testing requirements that employers should consider implementing:

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