Is zero tolerance to cannabis permitted in fair work law?

Is a zero tolerance to cannabis permitted in fair work law? It is well settled in Australian fair work law…

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Relevance of Aust Standards for drug testing in the workplace

Most Australians are aware that there are nationally recognized standards which purport to apply to the collection of urine and…

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Drug and alcohol testing on the workplace; must be reasonable

In Shannon Green v Lincon Logistics Pty Ltd T/A Lincon Hire & Sales (2017) FWC 4916 delivered 20 September 2017 per Platt C,…

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Cannabis and the workplace

What follows is an interesting Fair Work Commission decision about drug testing in the workplace, and a clinical analysis of…

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Drug and alcohol testing in the workplace

The following passage from a decision of a senior member of the Fair Work Commission explains the law in Australia…

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Drug and alcohol testing in the workplace; employers beware

The mandatory submission of an employer’s staff to alcohol and drug testing remains a highly controversial issue in fair work…

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Unfair dismissal and drug and alcohol tests; employers beware

The Fair Work Commission has awarded substantial compensation to an employee who was found to have been unfairly dismissed because…

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Drug and alcohol policies in the workplace

The interaction between a company’s no tolerance drug and alcohol policies in  a safety sensitive industry (in this case shipping)…

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Drug and alcohol testing in the workplace

The Fair Work Commission has repeatedly upheld dismissals for breaches of alcohol and drug policies in safety sensitive industries such…

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Drug and alcohol policies and the workplace

The Fair Work Commission has found a dismissal based upon an employee’s alleged failure to comply with what the employer…

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