Leigh Ann Morgan began working as a writer in 2004.
She has extensive experience in the business field having served as the manager of a million rental property portfolio.
For many years, the United States has been involved in many wars, costing millions of dollars and the death of many people.
One of the longest wars that the US is still facing is drug abuse in the work place, and a widespread strategy to combat this issue is mandatory drug testing.
Executive Order 12564, signed by President Ronald Reagan, established requirements for drug-free federal workplaces.
Section 3(c) gave agency heads the authority to conduct drug tests in three circumstances: after an accident or observation of unsafe practices; after an employee receives substance-abuse counseling or rehabilitation services through an employee-assistance program; and when there is reasonable suspicion that an employee is using illicit drugs.
When someone uses an illicit drug, the body breaks the drug into residues that remain in the urine even after the effects of the drug have worn off.
A laboratory analyst can detect these residues in a urine sample.Although employee drug testing has several benefits, there is still some controversy surrounding its use.The American Civil Liberties Union believes that drug testing is an invasion of privacy, especially when employees are tested randomly and without regard for their job responsibilities.Mandatory drug-testing programs help identify employees with substance-abuse issues.Although most private-sector employers are not required to implement drug-testing programs, those that do typically make them mandatory for all employees.Because the body metabolizes alcohol so quickly, a urine test is not the most reliable way to test for alcohol use.