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Old 07-30-2014, 09:14 PM
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Obviously if the law is protecting his rights I believe testing is in order. If not and testing could hurt his business even more, sack him for the other reasons already posted.
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Old 07-30-2014, 09:26 PM
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Find a medical center in your area that does Random drug testing. Sign your company up for program. It doesn't cost anything to sign up. Tell them at the medical center you want the employee in question randomly drug tested. They will schedule a date and fax you the request. Try to have them schedule it for 800am. They will fax you the request, give it to employee right before appt. if he's using he may refuse to go. Grounds to be fired. Goes and fails. Grounds to be fired. If he passes then you'll know one of other employee's was wrong is assessment. Drug test will cost you $65-$85
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Old 07-30-2014, 09:29 PM
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Find a medical center in your area that does Random drug testing. Sign your company up for program. It doesn't cost anything to sign up. Tell them at the medical center you want the employee in question randomly drug tested. They will schedule a date and fax you the request. Try to have them schedule it for 800am. They will fax you the request, give it to employee right before appt. if he's using he may refuse to go. Grounds to be fired. Goes and fails. Grounds to be fired. If he passes then you'll know one of other employee's was wrong is assessment. Drug test will cost you $65-$85
All well and good, assuming you have random drug testing as a policy in your handbook.

And telling that specific employee to go get tested is not random.

Bad suggestion that has the possibility of causing big problems.
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Old 07-31-2014, 08:55 AM
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All well and good, assuming you have random drug testing as a policy in your handbook.

And telling that specific employee to go get tested is not random.

Bad suggestion that has the possibility of causing big problems.
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Old 07-31-2014, 10:37 AM
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fire him for being late
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Old 07-31-2014, 07:25 PM
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All well and good, assuming you have random drug testing as a policy in your handbook.

And telling that specific employee to go get tested is not random.

Bad suggestion that has the possibility of causing big problems.
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Old 07-31-2014, 07:44 PM
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isn't America crazy. man can lose his business because a drug using employee... uses drugs.
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Old 08-19-2014, 09:28 AM
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Find out if your state is an at will state, if so you can fire for no reason at all. You need to make sure that you do not give a reason!

If your state drugs/being tardy you're setting yourself up for a lawsuit. Make sure when you let him go that you just don't think he is the right guy for the job.

I may be new to the lawn care business but I know labour laws.
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Old 08-19-2014, 12:29 PM
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Is CT a right-to-work state? GA is, and I can fire someone with no warning, and for no reason at all.
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Old 08-28-2014, 07:44 AM
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If you pay him cash like most landscapers do.....just can him.
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