NEGATIVE EMPLOYMENT WORKPLACE DRUG TESTING 306
VERY LITTLE DRUG TESTING GOES ON
LEGAL BEAUROCRACY DETERS MOST EMPLOYERS FROM DRUG TESTING
Mechelle Zarou, December, 1999, " THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE UGLY: DRUG TESTING BY EMPLOYERS IN ALASKA", Alaska Law Review
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The extensive administrative requirements, n69 specified testing procedures, n70 and increased financial burden n71 posed by the Act may discourage employers from complying with its provisions, even at the risk of litigation over drug testing. While this statute may provide great benefits to employers, it is clear that these benefits do not come without substantial costs.
COMPANIES HAVE TO DROP DRUG TSTING REQUIREMENTS BECAUSE OF LABOR SHORTAGES
Barbara Ehrenreich; The New York Times, March 5, 2000, SECTION: Section 6; Page 88; TITLE: Warning: This Is a Rights-Free Workplace // acs-VT2001
In a tight labor market, workers have another option, of course. They can walk. The alarming levels of turnover in low-wage jobs attest to the popularity of this tactic, and if unemployment remains low, employers may eventually decide to cut their workers some slack. Already, companies in particularly labor-starved industries like ski resorts and software are dropping drug testing rather than lose or repel employees. But in the short run, the mobility of workers, combined with the weakness of unions, means that there is little or no sustained on-site challenge to overbearing authority.